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All-new SEAT Leon rolls into view

All-new SEAT Leon rolls into view

First images of the all-new SEAT Leon have been revealed, with the car set to be much lighter and significantly more advanced than previous models.

One of the most eye-catching points about the new SEAT Leon is that the car will be the first model to make use of a completely refreshed line based on much the same chassis design.

During the construction of the vehicle, the Spanish car manufacturer has been able to make use of a new production process, which has enabled the Leon to shed 90kg of weight when compared to its predecessor. SEAT hopes that this move will help to improve the car's emissions and performance.

This has been highlighted by the fact that an Ecomotive version of the new Leon comes complete with an engine that can boast just 99g/km of CO2 emissions.

The Spanish car giant added that alternatives packing petrol and diesel engines under the bonnet will also be available at launch. Each variety will have appealing emissions specifications, SEAT has promised, while being more powerful than previous models.

When it comes to technology, the all-new SEAT Leon will be designed with highly advanced full-LED headlights, a driver drowsiness-detection function and an automatic lane-keeping assistant. A full-colour touchscreen dashboard should also make every road trip a pleasure to undertake.

In regards to how the all-new SEAT Leon will launch, the Spanish car maker has confirmed that a five-door model will arrive first.

A three-door 'SC' and an estate 'ST' model are to leave the production line shortly afterwards, as SEAT aims to make a new Leon to please 'every taste and requirement'.

The all-new SEAT Leon will be the headline display for the Spanish car manufacturer at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, which takes place in the French capital between September 29th and October 14th.

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