2017 SEAT Leon Facelift Has Been Revealed. The new 2017 SEAT Leon facelift has been revealed recently, highlighting only mild improvement on its exterior, but significant change to the interior. This car is also reported to offer new engines while its top-range model is expected to have its surprises. How is the detail? Check this out.
2017 SEAT Leon Facelift Specifications
Features, Exterior, and Interior
First, the 2017 SEAT Leon Facelift updates should happen to all models under Leon flag including the hatchback, ST estate model, the SC, rugged X-perience, and range-topping Cupra. The most visual tweak on the outside is on the front bumper that has been finished with chrome and stretched for around 40 mm. This car will also offer three new colors for finish and alloy wheels too. The front and back lights now feature LED signature as well.
On the inside, SEAT makes sure buyers will find the new LED ambient lighting that will be available in several colors for option, electric handbrake, new seat upholsteries, and new door cards. All 2017 facelifted SEAT Leon cars, except for the entry level, will get new eight-inch touchscreen display with less buttons. Digital dash is also new in this car. There are several features added too, which already appear in Ateca. Mirrorlink, Android Auto, and Apple Car Play will be available again. SEAT also adds Traffic Jam Assist, Traffic Sign Recognition, and wireless phone charging.
A new trim will be added on the line, dubbed XCELLENCE, and it will focus more on luxury options than anything else. This trim should come along with other trims including SE Dynamic, SE, Technology, and FR. All cars in Leon flag will use the same MQB chassis technology.
Powertrain, Changes, Engine — 2017 SEAT Leon Facelift
On this new Seat Leon updated model, SEAT officially introduces two engines in its lineup. First, there will be turbocharged three cylinders 1.0-liter engine that generates around 113 bhp of power output. This is the same engine we can find in VW Golf and Audi A3.
The new 1.6 liters of a diesel engine will join the lineup as well, generating the same 113 bhp of power output. As in its’ predecessor, the engine will be mated with five-speed and six-speed manual transmission. In the alternative, buyers can also pot for the DSG auto transmission unit. The Cupra model is reported to be powered by turbocharged 2.0-liter engine as well.
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2017 SEAT Leon Facelift Price and Release Date
Pricing on this model hasn’t been disclosed. However, it is estimated to be around the same range of current version, which is £17,400 to £26,775. This car will be launched in February 2017 with the hatchback and ST estate coming first. It will be soon followed by the rugged X-perience and three-door SC. And, Cupra will come in the end.
In conclusion, SEAT has been very professional on this mid-life facelift. The car looks great while its interior is totally inviting. With more engines added, buyers even have more options to choose from. Let’s hope the pricing isn’t bad at all. Stay tuned to get the next update on 2017 SEAT Leon.
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