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Seat Leon [w/Gallery]

Mon, 16 Jul 2012 00:00:00 -0700

This is the all-new, third-generation Seat Leon C-segment hatchback.

At 4,2600mm long, the 2013 Leon is approximately 50mm shorter than the previous model although the wheelbase has increased by almost 60mm, reducing the length of the overhangs and improving interior space, particularly for rear seat passengers and luggage compartment.

Seat's latest design language can be seen in the angular headlamps featuring full LED lamps for the first time in this class. The trapezoidal C-pillars and short, upwards-pointing third side windows are reinterpreted for the new car while Seat's signature 'línea dinámica' runs down the shoulder line and forms a rear haunch.

Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos, head of Seat design, said: "The design of the dashboard respects our new interior philosophy, with a strong driver orientation. This enhances the ergonomics while giving the design an attractive, sporty feeling. The whole has been designed so the new Leon and its driver feel as one."

The 2013 Leon is the first car to feature the redesigned Seat logo and will be seen on its grille, rear and steering wheel.

Gallery: SEAT Leon