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Leon 2016 facelift???

Discussion in 'Leon Mk3 (2012-2020)' started by solbes, Jun 14, 2015.

  1. solbes

    solbes Active Member

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  2. dw911

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    Seat Leon owner fed up with supermarket car parking dents takes drastic action
    ? ;) :D
     
  3. yellowcone87

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    To be fair, the mk3 was launched in 2012, so 2016 seems about right for the facelift. It doesn't mean my2016 cars will be facelift models, but that the Leon will have a slight redesign in 2016... So probably my2017 cars built from May/June 2016 will be the new ones.
     
  4. orion69

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    So, is this story confirmed? Should I wait few months?
     
  5. JK1

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    I think the expectation is May/June next year. Can you wait that long?

    I'm currently holding out for a facelift Cupra...
     
  6. orion69

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    Thx, yes I can.
    To be honest I'm deciding between Seat Leon FR 150bhp petrol and new Astra 150bhp petrol.
     
  7. CyberGene

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    :rofl:
     
  8. Stegor

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    Leon and Astra really shouldn't be found in the same sentence, except one that says a Leon poops all over an Astra.
     
  9. JACUPRA280

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    The reality is there will always be a facelift for cars like the Leon because this is how car manufacturers reignite sales in between a car's market life cycle. If it was me thinking about buying a Leon now, I'd just buy one. I wouldn't wait. If you like the car that's all that matters.
     
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    Agreed. If you wait for the facelift, why not wait for the Mk4?

    Don't think about it, buy it!
     
  11. squidie

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    Just looks like someone forgot or could not be bothered to take the rain cover off.
     
  12. junkerss

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    Maybe they change the front led head lights. Led lights are smaller In seat suv 20v20.
     
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  13. hydrostatik

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    I have just jumped ship from a Vauxhall Insignia (61 plate, 2.0 CDTI (160bhp)) to a 65 plate 2.0 TDI 184 FR Leon. I know they are not really the same in terms of engine but the interior hasn't changed that much on the Vauxhall range in the last few years and neither has the styling. The Leon blows it out the water in term of interior quality etc but the biggest thing is the refinement. There was absolutely zero refinement in the engine or ride of the Insignia and honestly spending any time in it just became a chore after a while. It may be different in the newer models but just my experience. Couldn't be happier with the Leon however :)
     
  14. DAV3G46

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    Agree with this I had a 165 astra and the leon is way better customer service seems a lot better from seat as well
     
  15. golfhappy

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    Every other car on the road seems to be an astra...those boring grey colours lost in a sea of other grey astras!
     
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    My insignia was silver. Looking at and being in it was a lot like not looking at it and not being in it. Utterly forgetful.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  17. daniel575

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    Drove a brand-new rental Insignia couple of months ago around London. Wasn't impressed at all. I was VERY happy to get back to my Leon!! No way I'd switch to an Insignia, ever!
    Had a rental Astra as well some time ago - same story, it's just not my thing.

    On-topic: I'd also say, just go and buy it! Is a minor face-lift worth waiting that long?
     
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  18. MaximusDoom

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    Agreed :(
     
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    At the risk of getting seriously flamed...I think the new Astra actually looks pretty nice and is now relatively comparible to the Leon in terms of price and spec.

    Having said that, I'd still rather have my Leon!
     
  20. hydrostatik

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    I just did a spec comparison on the two but it as useless as I specced an old style Astra....

    Regardless of the recent scandal there is no denying that VAG really does have a great line up f engines, both petrol and diesel. No matter what your budget for engine or marque there is something for everyone in the VAG range. I regret ever straying!!
     
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