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Cupra Lux leather?

Discussion in 'Leon Mk3' started by Rob66, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. Rob66

    Rob66 Full Member

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    Hi folks

    Has anyone got a picture of the full leather seats in the 290 Lux that they could post please?

    I've had a good look on the net but seem few and far between. If anyone has any views on them would be good as well - I was about to order a straight 290 but have been offered a good deal on a Lux.

    Thanks all

    Rob
     
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  2. Ken H

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    I’ll try and get a picture to you today Rob, if I can figure out how to send one. When ordering the 290 st,I asked for full leather, but was told I couldn’t get it. It did however arrive with full leather seats . I know people on here have trouble with the Alcantara seats with the issue being the white material cracking/splitting on the sides of seats.
    This was one of the reasons I ordered the full leather ,as I felt that material in the pictures I saw before I ordered, looked a bit flimsy. I also felt that it would be hard to clean. Glad I did now .
    They are pretty hard wearing, I haven’t cleaned or treated in 3 years and are still in perfect condition. The pictures I saw of the seats before ordering didn’t do the car any justice , as when it arrived I was convinced they were a completely different seat. A Matt type finish rather than a shiny one. The leather looked a lot better in person and of higher quality. Maybe it was changed/ upgraded.They look in my opinion far better in the car than the ones with the white strips . The only downside from new I felt maybe they were a bit hard and the support could be better. The bucket seats I hear offer better support but the plastic backs I’m not sure about.
    I’m ordering again in a few months time once Seat/Cupra figure out what they are doing with the brand here in Ireland. Waiting on the Mk 1V to arrive. It will be the full leather again I feel!
     
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  3. CupraGeezer

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    It will be a while before the Mk 4 Cupra arrives. I wouldn't expect it until 2020.
     
  4. Rob66

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    Thanks for the reply Ken, much appreciated.

    I looked at a couple of GTIs with leather and it was really saggy so was a little concerned. Yours sounds okay though.

    The alcantara seats are really comfy, but I think I will go with the leather, they will soften over time I would think, heated is an added bonus as well.

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    Managed to find a pic

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  6. Ken H

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    Yes drivers seat has definitely softened over the years.
     
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  7. Ken H

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    Really? That’s not good then !
     
  8. CupraGeezer

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    I have no inside information but its rare for the performance model of any range to be available from the outset.

    For example, the Mk 3 Leon was launched at the 2012 Paris Motor Show with deliveries coming through from early 2013. However, the Cupra wasn't available until 2014.

    Similarly, cooking Mk 2 Leons were available from 2005 but the Cupra wasn't available until 2007.

    Not sure what effect the launch of Cupra as a separate brand will have but my suspicion is that the Cupra won't be available until at least a year after the launch of the Mk 4 Leon.
     

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