Cupra has introduced a new line of more affordable engines for its Leon hatchback and Estate.
The Leon will now be available with a 148 hp 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine, fitted with an automatic or manual gearbox. Then there’s a second new engine option, with this 187bhp 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol available with only one automatic gearbox option.
Until now, Cupra had only offered the Leon a series of performance engine options, including a choice of 2.0-litre petrol engines with 242hp or 296hp, as well as a configuration 242 hp plug-in hybrid.
Kai Vogler, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Cupra, said: “The Cupra Leon is already a king on the road, but we are still developing the vehicle to maximize the offer for our customers, making it more customizable and by developing its sales objectives.
“With the introduction of these engines, our ambition is to achieve great success with the Cupra Leon, as we did with the Formentor.”
Along with these new engines, Cupra introduced more value-oriented trim levels. These V1 and V2 badged models still bring plenty of standard equipment, including 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, keyless entry and a 12-inch infotainment screen.
Cupra has yet to reveal prices for these new Leon models, but they are expected to bring a considerable saving on the current five-door hatchback’s £33,100 starting price and £37,980 for the Estate. Cupra, however, said orders will open from early October.