Sporty styling pack adds aesthetic edge to the generously equipped hot hatch

Seat has revealed a new styling option for the Leon FR+, its well-equipped rival to the Golf GTI and GTD. The Supercopa pack comes from Seat Sport, and is named for the marque's long-running European race series.

Bumpers are modified front and rear, while special side skirts and a larger rear spoiler complete the bodywork changes that are confirmed by 'Supercopa' badging. The FR+'s 18-inch wheels are replaced with BBS alloys of the same size, and there are chrome finishers to the twin exhaust pipes. The kit is available in a range of paint shades including Speed Blue.

Picked as options, Supercopa specification would cost around £3000, but the pack adds just £750 to Leon FR+ prices, which start at £22,530 for the 168bhp TDI with manual six-speed box. A 208bhp 2.0-litre petrol is also available, and either engine can be paired with VW Group's six-speed DSG.

FR+ kit includes five-inch colour sat nav screen, DAB radio, Bluetooth with streaming audio, adaptive xenon headlamps and rear parking aid.

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15 March 2012

Never been a fan of the BTCC bodykit but the BBS aloys look good and as a run out model with the MKIII Leon looming makes for a cheap route to those that do choose to have the optional bodykit fitted at the dealer at the cost of around 2.5K. The Chrome finishers is actually a different exhaust system that is another option with the bodykit.

15 March 2012

If they want to build a Super Cupra I've got a great idea for a jingle they can use in their ads.

15 March 2012

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If they want to build a Super Cupra I've got a great idea for a jingle they can use in their ads.

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An Abba song perhaps "like a Super Cupra"..............

15 March 2012

Nah I reckon it'd be voiced by two italian plumbers...

15 March 2012

Cool, much more interesting than a GTI or GTD.

And in time, this will be a car to be cherished and remembered - the last characterful Seat, before VW's suits changed the brand into a producer of bland VW/Skoda 'lites' aimed at the fleet market.

15 March 2012

I think the Leon is an underrated car...never been in one (yet alone driven one), but it's based on a VW platform, so dynamically it shouldn't be bad...the best thing though is the design - one of the oldest cars in its class and yet personally I really like it, more so than most of its newer rivals. Pity the A-pillar is so thick though.

 

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15 March 2012

[quote Christian Galea]

I think the Leon is an underrated car...never been in one (yet alone driven one), but it's based on a VW platform, so dynamically it shouldn't be bad...the best thing though is the design - one of the oldest cars in its class and yet personally I really like it, more so than most of its newer rivals. Pity the A-pillar is so thick though.

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I too believed it was underated until I sat in one, the inside was a major let down.

 

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15 March 2012

[quote xxxx]I too believed it was underated until I sat in one, the inside was a major let down.[/quote]

The Leon FR costs £2,220 less than a Golf GTI, but the former has the same performance and more standard kit (£3,380 worth - sat-nav, xenon lights, front parking sensors, DAB radio and cruise control), so something has to 'give', which is why the Golf has more soft-touch plastics and real-metal trim compared to the Leon.

Interesting Leon FR vs Golf GTI Blood Brothers article at PistonHeads - clickety

15 March 2012

Great name...Supercopa....

15 March 2012

Nice run out model for the current Leon, looks like a nice buy

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