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SEAT unveils first-ever high-performance estate

SEAT unveils first-ever high-performance estate

SEAT has revealed its first-ever high-performance estate  the Leon ST Cupra 280 - marking the beginning of a new chapter for its iconic Cupra performance sub-brand.

Combining effortless performance with youthful style and a spacious cabin, the latest addition to the Leon family has an impressive load space of up to 1,470-litres and can sprint from 0-62 mph in just 6.0 seconds  only 0.2 seconds slower than its five-door hatchback sibling.

While it's already a hit with the media and customers alike, this new addition to the SEAT Leon range adds another dimension to the brand  the Cupra 280's diverse qualities make it the ideal everyday sports car.

"The new Leon ST Cupra is the perfect complement to our high-performance model line-up. The combination of refined performance, expressive dynamics, relaxed long-distance comfort and compelling utility make it utterly unique," said Jürgen Stackmann, president of SEAT S.A. "The Leon ST Cupra shows the SEAT brand values at their best. We are proud of the technical excellence and quality it conveys."

Vice president for research and development of SEAT S.A, Dr. Matthias Rabe, added: "The Leon ST CUPRA is pure SEAT  emotion and performance, design and dynamics deliver driving fun mile-after-mile. It boasts state-of-the-art technology evident in its great precision, but also in its amazing efficiency. We have invested a great deal in the fine details to ensure the Leon Cupra has the same ride and the same athleticism in its estate form  but with plenty of additional utility."

by: Sophie Williamson-Stothert