The arrival of the Leon SC (Sports Coupé) is adding to an already impressive choice of hatchback cars including the VW Golf, Audi A3 and Skoda Octavia all releasing new model cars around the same time.

for the Seat Leon SC haven’t been announced yet but the Leon SC is expected to cost from around
£15,000 and available from car showrooms such as vans Halshaw Seat with deliveries expected in July.

VW showcased the new Golf in Geneva this year but the new Seat Leon SC caught the attention and here we look at why.

This is the first time that Seat has offered a three-door version of the Leon (the older Leon did look  like a 3 door with the rear hidden door handles), and while the Leon SC is the same length as the five-door, the wheelbase has been shortened by 35mm to give a sportier look.

The Leon SC (Sports Coupé) is packed with technology including:

  • state-of-the-art infotainment
  • intelligent driver assistance systems
  • systematic weight reduction measures
  • the latest generation of engines
  • and a chassis tuned to strike the perfect balance between comfortable day-to-day use and engaging driving dynamics.

Seat claims that rear headroom and boot space remain unchanged in this Sports Coupé model. The load space is 380 litres which is exactly the same as the VW Golf’s and
15 litres more than the three-door Audi A3’s. But those who want boot space (young families for example) will be looking favorably at the five-door Skoda Octavia with 580 litres of space.

Lets talk engines – all seat Leon engines feature direct injection with turbocharging and combine efficiency with power and cost effectiveness. The cleanest 1.6-litre TDI model emitts less than 100 g/km CO2.

The Leon Sports Coupé will be offered in S, SE and FR specifications in the UK just like the five-door Leon and all cars will get Bluetooth and air-conditioning as standard.

Entry-level cars miss out on alloys, but alloys are standard on SE and FR versions.

Petrol options include a 1.2 TSI that produces either 85bhp or 104bhp, along with a 138bhp 1.4 TSI and 178bhp 1.8 TSI. There are three diesel options: a 1.6 TDI with either 89bhp or 104bhp, and a 148bhp 2.0 TDI.

Four gearboxes will be available – two manuals and two dual-clutch DSG semi-autos. The manuals will be five or six-speeders depending on the engine, while the DSG will be offered in six- or seven-speed form. They will also feature a free-wheeling function that helps to reduce fuel consumption.

Seat is also expected to add an estate version to join the SC and the five-door hatchback. It is likely to be called the Leon ST and will be launched later this year.