2014 Seat Leon ST leaked photo 20.07.2013 / autoforum.cz
With 587-liter trunk
These are the first images with the Seat Leon ST which will premiere in September at the Frankfurt Motor Show.
Seat launched the all-new Leon five-door hatchback last year and expanded the lineup with a sleeker three-door coupe a few months ago with the SC model. Now, they are about to add a third body style in the form of a more practical ST variant which will provide a cargo capacity of 587 liters with the seats up. It's a bit less than its cousins as the Golf VII Variant has 605 liters while the Octavia Combi provides 610 liters for cargo.
In terms of design, there isn't pretty much to talk about since it looks like a stretched version of the regular model with roof rails and different multi-spoke alloys. The taillights appear to be slightly rounder and larger compared to the hatchback but overall the design is almost identical. This isn't really a surprise as Volkswagen and Skoda used the same recipe on the Golf Variant and Octavia Combi, respectively.
Engine lineup will be carried over from the other two body styles so expect TSIs from a 1.2-liter with 86 HP (63 kW) to a 1.8-liter developing 180 HP (132 kW). Diesel offering will include a 1.6-liter TDI with 90 HP (66 kW) and 105 HP (77 kW), together with a 2.0-liter TDI offering with 150 HP (110 kW) and 184 HP (135 kW).
Seat's R&D boss Matthias Rabe confirmed the Leon ST will be offered in a right-hand, four-wheel drive version with the 4MOTION system borrowed from the Golf VII. Following the ST's launch, Seat will reveal before the end of the year the hotter Leon Cupra hatchback and coupe, while a Cupra ST model is not certain at this moment.
Thanks to Aki Alrek for sending us the tip!