2017 Seat Leon Cupra (facelift) spied almost undisguised

17/10/2016 - 15:12 | ,  ,   | Sagar Parikh

Will be launched next year.

Contrary to reports, the 2017 Seat Leon didn't premiere at the Paris Motor Show, but Seat confirmed at the venue that the model will be introduced next year. Days after this announcement, almost undisguised spy shots of the 2017 Seat Leon Cupra (facelift) from Europe have been uploaded on decoches blog.

2017 Seat Leon Cupra (facelift) front three quarters spy shot
The front-end of the Seat Leon Cupra gets the most changes.

The 2017 Seat Leon Cupra (facelift) features tweaked headlamps, reshaped bumper, wider radiator grille, shortened air dam and redesigned side air intakes. At the profile, the door mirrors appear new and the rear-end sees minor updates with a new bumper and tweaked taillamp graphics.

The interior of the facelifted Seat Leon Cupra is yet to be seen. Changes may include new trim and upholstery, mood lighting and a new infotainment system.

2017 Seat Leon Cupra (facelift) rear three quarters spy shot
The 2.0-litre TSI engine's output could be upped to the 300 hp mark.

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In the current highest specification, the Seat Leon Cupra is powered by a 2.0-litre TSI turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that delivers 290 hp at 5,900-6,400 rpm and 350 Nm of torque at 1,700-5,800 rpm. Transmission choices include 6-speed manual and 6-speed DSG.

With the facelift, the output could be dialed up to 300 hp, while the 6-speed gearbox could be replaced by the 7-speed gearbox.

[Image Source: decoches.blogspot]

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