CUPRA Leon

CUPRA Leon plug-in hybrid: 245PS and 37-mile electric range

The CUPRA Leon – available as a five-door and as an estate – has a 245PS plug-in hybrid powertrain, as well as a 2.0 litre TSI petrol engine with 245PS, 300PS and 310PS (exclusively available for the estate).

Available in both the hatchback and estate variants, the CUPRA Leon eHybrid has a 150PS (110kW), 250Nm 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine; a 115PS (85kW) electric motor; and a 13kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Together these provide 245PS (180kW) of peak power and 400Nm of torque, and CO2 emissions below 50g/km (WLTP).

The CUPRA Leon eHybrid has an electric-only range (WLTP) of up to 37 miles. The battery can be recharged in as little as 3.5 hours using a 3.6kW AC Wall box (or six hours from 230V domestic socket).

The CUPRA Leon is also available in a selection of turbocharged, direct-injection petrol units: 245PS (180kW) and 370Nm, or the 300PS (221kW) and 400Nm variant. Both versions are front-wheel drive, available in both five-door and estate body styles, and integrate an electronic limited slip differential.

The most powerful engine in the line-up is the 310PS (228kW)/400Nm 2-litre TSI turbocharged petrol engine, in the estate only, and featuring 4Drive all-wheel drive technology.

All engine variants are mated to a Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) dual-clutch transmission. The shift-by-wire technology is designed so that the gear selector is not connected to the gearbox mechanically, instead using electronic signals to make shifts.

The Adaptive Chassis Control (DCC) system constantly monitors the road surfaces and driver inputs and makes imperceptible changes to the set-up in milliseconds.

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