The 2013 SEAT Leon – SEAT’s take on the new VW Golf and Audi A3 – has leaked out ahead of the official reveal.
As has become the norm, we have photos of the 2013 SEAT Leon leaked out well ahead of its public debut at the Paris Motor Show in September and before SEAT has had a chance to delight us all directly.
A very toned down version of the SEAT IBE Concept we saw at Geneva in 2010 and based on the VW group MQB platform that underpins the new VW Golf and Audi A3, the new SEAT Leon is the third generation of SEAT’s take on the Golf.
The leaked photos show both the regular Leon and the sportier FR version, with the Leon FR getting added butchness and sportiness with different bumpers and alloys.
Inside, the Leon appears to get a dash that owes more than a passing nod to the Audi A3 (which is not a criticism) and looks to be a cut above the current Leon in terms of quality and ergonomics.
Under the bonnet is likely to be much the same offerings as the Audi A3, which means the usual selection of petrols and diesels with a hybrid version mooted as a strong possibility.
With the leaked Leon photos arriving it’s likely we’ll get something official on the 2013 Leon from SEAT very soon.
The 2013 SEAT Leon will debut at the Paris Motor Show in September before going on sale in early 2013.
2013 SEAT Leon Photo leak