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New SEAT Leon Cross Sport concept to be unveiled at Frankfurt

New SEAT Leon Cross Sport concept to be unveiled at Frankfurt

Spanish carmaker SEAT is to debut its newest concept at the Frankfurt International Motor Show, which began yesterday.

Named the SEAT Leon Cross Sport car, the new crossover concept is loosely based on the pre-existing Leon Cupra, with the performance of a compact sports car and the coupé-like silhouette of a two-door vehicle. Boasting all-wheel-drive and increased ground performance, the concept is described as a 'performance athlete in high-tech trekking shoes'.

Jürgen Stackmann, Chairman of the Executive Committee at SEAT, S.A. commented: "The SEAT Leon family is not only incredibly successful, but also exceptionally multi-faceted. With the Leon Cross Sport, we are testing out a new idea  the performance of the Leon CUPRA with the many possibilities offered by an all-road vehicle."

He continued: "The Leon Cross Sport is therefore a perfect match for the brand and for a young, multi-faceted lifestyle. And, as a compact two-door, this crossover fits well into the urban jungle."

The Leon Cross Sport's two-litre TSI engine generates 300 PS and can produce a maximum of 380 Nm torque from just 1800 rpm. Acceleration from 0 to 62 mph is achievable in just 4.9 seconds via a six-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission.