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    Official: Seat lives up to reputation with Leon Cupra Sub8 Performance Pack
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    Under 8. That's the new benchmark for hot hatches, expressed in the number of minutes it takes to get around the Nürburgring. Although Renault has since beat its time with the Mégane RS 275 Trophy, it was Seat that was the first to break that time in a front-drive car with the Leon ...

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    Official: Seat reveals Leon-based X-Perience soft-roader [w/video]
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    In the market for a Volkswagen Golf but don't actually want a Volkswagen Golf? If you live in North America, your choices are limited to the Golf or, if you've got the scratch, the outgoing Audi A3. But if you live overseas, you can also opt for the Skoda Octavia or Seat Leon, which open up a ...

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    Report: Seat pondering more extreme Leon Cupra to answer Renault's Ring record
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    In case you haven't been paying attention, there's a battle raging on between two European automakers over who makes the faster hot hatch. The battle ground has been the Nürburgring, where Seat and Renault have been going back and forth, taking the front-drive lap record away from each ...

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    Video: Seat Leon Cupra racecar dropped like it's hot
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    Crashes in racing are expected to happen at high speed with two drivers challenging each other to be the first one into a corner. They are not, however, supposed to happen like this. The poor Seat Leon Cupra racecar here goes out in the most humiliating way possible – a combination of ...

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    Official: Seat Ibiza Cupster celebrates nameplate's 30th anniversary
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    More automakers need events like the annual Wörthersee Treffen in Austria from Volkswagen Group. It offers a chance for the automotive giant's designers to go wild and create one-offs that wouldn't get made otherwise. This year Audi has its 525-horsepower A3 Clubsport Quattro for the show, ...

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    Official: Seat confirms first SUV is on the way
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    If you're traveling overseas and happen upon a Seat showroom, you can expect to see a lot of lift-gates. You'll see them on city cars, hatchbacks, wagons and minivans, but with the sole exception of the rebadged old Audi A4 they call the Exeo – which is available as either a sedan or, ...

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    Video: Seat Leon Cupra driving simulator is not what you think it is
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    Racing simulators have come a long way in recent years. As computers have gotten quicker, developers have been able to create more sophisticated models that practically bring real-world driving to the screen. Volkswagen's Spanish brand, Seat, has harnessed a bit of this cutting-edge tech to give ...

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    Geneva: Seat Leon Cupra is the new front-drive King of the Ring [w/video]
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    We know you might be thinking that this is just another Volkswagen Golf clone. But what you're actually looking at is the new King of the Ring. That is, as far as hot hatches go. Because here in Geneva, VW's Spanish subsidiary Seat has confirmed what we reported a couple of days ago: that the ...

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    Video: Did Seat take FWD Nürburgring lap record with new Leon Cupra?
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    While Porsche and McLaren vie for sub-seven-minute lap records at the Nürburgring, there's another hotly contested category, and it's not for the fastest time of any vehicle. It applies specifically to front-wheel-drive cars, and is contested between European hot hatches. The record was set ...

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    Official: Seat reveals new Leon Cupra hot hatches ahead of Geneva debut
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    Volkswagen is keen to position its Seat brand as the Spanish alternative to Alfa Romeo. That's pretty hard to do when Alfa (occasionally) gives us sports cars like the 4C and 8C, and Seat gives us... rebadged Volkswagen minivans and old Audi sedans. But the new Leon Cupra is here to change ...

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    Recalls: VW recalling 2.64M vehicles worldwide over engine, light issues
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    Volkswagen is staging a massive, worldwide recall that's already grown from 1.68 million to 2.64 million vehicles and covers three different issues across a number of vehicles. We already reported on 61,000 Tiguans getting recalled over lighting issues - that was just in the US. Globally, ...

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    Frankfurt: Seat Leon ST is a European wagon that you can't have, Mr. America [w/video]
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    There's nothing like the yearly reminder of the Frankfurt Motor Show to put our wagon jealousy into top gear. Be they from Alpina, Honda, Opel or Volkswagen; Europeans have access to long-roof rides that we only get to sample with a plane ticket and a Hertz Club Gold card. The Seat Leon ST is ...

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    Official: Seat Leon ST longroof revealed
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    Seat has officially unveiled the Leon ST – the first estate/wagon version of the Leon ever offered – which expands the third-generation Leon and Leon SC lineup that went on sale last year. With the introduction of the ST (Sport Touring) comes driver-assistance technology new to the ...

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    Quick Spin: 2013 Seat Leon SC
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    Sociedad Española de Automóviles de Turismo, otherwise known as Seat, started becoming a part of the Volkswagen universe of companies way back in June of 1983, and it has taken right up until its latest generation of models for all the benefits of the VW Group empire to come to ...

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    Official: Seat Leon Cup Racer for Worthersee is one bad machine
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    In the 'Just Because It's Awesome' category we have the Seat Leon Cup Racer, a kerb-stomping trinket the Spanish brand took to the GTI Wörthersee gathering. A transformation worthy of Marvel turns the recognizable five-door hatch underneath into a test-bed for a 325-horsepower sprint or ...

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    Report: VW's Seat unit needs to double its sales if it wants to survive
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    Almost four years ago Seat got a new CEO, James Muir, tasked with the job of creating a sustainably profitable division out of Volkswagen's Spanish brand. Three years ago Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn publicly explained that the home of the Ibiza was getting its last chance, but Muir and a ...

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    Geneva: Seat Leon SC is the Golf cousin we're dying to hola at
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    Despite Volkswagen bringing both GTI and Variant wagon versions of its new Golf to Geneva this year, some would argue that the best looking Golf on the show floor is wearing a Seat badge. The Spanish Volkswagen subsidiary has unveiled its three-door Leon SC for the Swiss crowds, and the car's ...

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    Official: Seat shows Leon SC three-door ahead of Geneva
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    Seat has just unwrapped the Leon SC three-door hatchback ahead of its official debut at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Unlike some transformations from five- to three-door hatches, the Seat Leon underwent some meaningful surgery in the changeover, losing nearly an inch and a half of its wheelbase ...

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    Paris: Seat Leon shows its angular assets
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    The third-generation Seat Leon has made its debut in Paris, confirming for the assembled masses that its live form is just as fetching as the studio shots we've already seen. Seat tipped its hand on the new Leon earlier this summer, so we've already reported on most of the critical details. Two ...

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    Official: New Seat León brings all-new design, more tech and "Enjoyneering" [w/video]
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    Not long after the Seat Toledo got its public groove on, the Seat León is here to say hello from all angles. This is the third generation of the little Spanish hatchback, and while its overall form copies its predecessor, its details prove it to be a brand-new car. Built on the MQB ...

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