Seat has been hasn’t got as much attention or development dollars as the rest of VW’s brands. For instance with the Exeo, Seat received a repurposed previous generation Audi A4. The idea isn’t half bad, but VW has bigger plans for Seat’s future. Lately, there has been signs of more investment. That brings us to the new Leon, arguably Seat’s best offering yet.
The cabin is a nice place to spend time, with a driver-focused environment. There is little in the way of clutter; it is more minimalist than most modern interiors. And, with it’s two-tier structure, it works to stand out from Audi’s interiors. A plethora of engines will be available (two at launch, a startling seven in total), but the one we’re interested in is the 181-horsepower 2.0-liter TDI four-cylinder. Unfortunately, the Leon won’t be offered in the U.S. In the past there have been some rumors about VW looking to bring the brand to our shores. Lately those have died out though as a U.S-centric, heavy volume emphasis has been placed on the VW brand.