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Cupra, the ‘performance’ sub-brand from Seat, are now providing two new engine choices for its Volkswagen Golf alternative. 


The options include a 1.5-litre petrol engine making 148bhp, as well as a 2.0-litre making up to 187bhp.


Currently, only the Cupra Leon comes with a 2.0-litre engine making up to 296bhp, while the estate offers up to 306bhp. 


Kai Vogler, Vice-presidant for Sales and Marketing at Cupra said: “We’re always developing the vehicle to maximise the offering for our customers, making it more customisable. 


“With the introduction of these engines, our ambition is to achieve a big success with the Cupra Leon, as we have done with the Formentor.” 


There will be two transmission types available for the 1.5 litre model - a manual or a DSG automatic, while the larger engine will come with just the DSG automatic. 


The newest additions to the CUPRA Leon will also introduce a new V1 trim level. 


Equipment includes 18-inch black and silver alloy wheels, LED headlight and taillights, a 12-inch infotainment system supporting nav and smartphone integration, keyless entry, predictive and adaptive cruise control, and a rear diffuser with twin exhaust pipes. 


Pricing for the two powertrains has yet to be released, but will go on sale early October, available in hatchback and estate variants. 

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Harry Leahey 14/10/22