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Cupra Leon

Discussion in 'CUPRA Brand General Discussion' started by Seastormer, Apr 5, 2019.

  1. Seastormer

    Seastormer Cupra 280/CBF1000

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    Auto Express has pics and details of Cupra Leon, coming in 2020/21 and will be hybrid but with more power than Fomentor, and also be available as a petrol only too, looks more like my type of car than the half SUV.
     
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  3. Damo H

    Damo H Because I was inverted...

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    They might be pictures but they’re not actual pictures, just photoshop as usual.
     
  4. Lmbarrett83

    Lmbarrett83 Full Member

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    Decent effort though this time

    You can see the current MK3, R and the new MK4 elements they've used.

    I hope they do get rid of the front fogs on the new design.

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  5. AndrewJB

    AndrewJB Friend to SEAT UK & Cupra Racing

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    Yeh usual photoshops. When I was talking to the boss of Cupra Racing in Barca recently he was super excited about the possibility of the future Cupra being powerful electric ones.
     
  6. Kothaex

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    I'm definitely excited for the prospect of performance hybrids, but I can't wrap my head around why they aren't putting bigger engines in.
    IIRC the current performance hybrids are running 1.4L engines? Why not 1.6, 2.0 :D

    Either way the electric drivetrain should produce some nice takeoffs, just a shame about the extra weight.

    Anyone know how tuneable existing performance hybrids are, e.g. Golf GTE? 245BHP is nice but I'd like to see how high they can go.
     
  7. BiggestVern

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  8. Kothaex

    Kothaex Full Member

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    I think you make a good point.

    My biggest concern is tuning, followed by weight. I'm honestly excited by the idea of a 2020 hybrid Leon but if they turn out to have very little power potential from a remap or are simply too difficult to do (I tried looking into golf GTE tuning and it simply doesn't seem to exist) then that's a red flag.

    That said, if it's on the new mqb platform you can guarantee it was built from the ground up to accept hybrid tech whereas the Mk7 golf basically had a hybrid setup shoehorned in. We might see good results then.

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  9. Wings988

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    Weight is a big concern for me as that has a negative impact on handling, braking and acceleration. The Golf GTE is 200kg heavier than the GTi. If the SEAT Leon Cupra goes hybrid I hope they can reduce the weight impact compared to the Golf GTE. You'll only have 2 years to buy one worth having anyhow, when mandatory speed limiters are fitted in 2022 I see little point in Cupra or any other hot hatches or performance variants from any manufacturer.
     
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    Seems interesting
     

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