The impressive additions to the Leon’s already give the turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol or diesel engined FR+ looks reminiscent of the brand’s many recent motorsport successes. And that’s no mere coincidence, as the exclusive new Supercopa is constructed by the very same expert engineers at SEAT Sport who have nurtured SEAT’s WTCC title winning race cars in years gone by.
The car even sports a track-inspired model name with ‘Supercopa’ being, of course, also the moniker of SEAT’s successful global one-make race series. Boasting bespoke ‘Supercopa’ badges the special edition car’s comprehensive styling additions include extensively re-worked front and rear bumpers, smart side skirts, a more pronounced tailgate spoiler, bespoke BBS 18-inch alloy wheels and unique chrome-tipped, twin exhausts.
Equipped with SEAT’s powerful 2.0 TSI 211 PS petrol or 2.0 TDI CR 170 PS turbodiesel engines the Leon FR takes the FR trim and adds arch-filling 18-inch alloy wheels the SEAT Media System 2.2 which includes satellite-navigation with five-inch colour touchscreen and dynamic route guidance, DAB radio, Bluetooth audio streaming and SD card slot; Bluetooth phone connection; bi-xenon headlights with AFS (Adaptive Front-lighting System) and rear parking sensors.
And the new car immediately grabs the spotlight as, from today, it becomes the star of SEAT UK’s marketing activity around the SEAT-sponsored UEFA Europa League. The brand’s television adverts around the remaining ties in this season’s Europa League will consistently feature the new Supercopa.