It will be priced from £28,505 on the road, the Seat promises the new Q-car will ‘offers quite simply performance and practicality without compromise’.
The latest St Cupra 280 joins its three-door SC and five-door Leon siblings.
The Leon St Cupra 280’s two-litre turbocharged 280 PS engine can propel it from 0-62mph in six seconds (6.1 for manual), before going on to a limited top speed of 155 mph.
It has a 587-litre boot, which rises to 1,470 litres with the rear seats folded, and is distinguishable from other Leons, with 19-inch alloy wheels with titanium finish, red brake callipers, rear spoiler and diffuser housing two oval end chrome tailpipes, with substantial air intakes at the front.
The Cupra Drive Profile enables the driver to alter the car’s suspension, steering and throttle set-up . There is also a Cupra leather steering wheel and Alcantara sports seats, auto lights and wipers, Seat Media System Plus and DAB radio, plus satellite navigation.
UK ordering for the Leon St Cupra 280 is now open ahead of showroom launch in March.
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