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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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    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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    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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    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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    Official: Seat bringing boatload of hot hatches to Lake Worthersee
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    GTI Treffen may have started out as a gathering for owners of Volkswagen pocket rockets, but by now it's blown into a full-on celebration of everything related to hot hatches and more. And though it remains a grassroots event by enthusiasts for enthusiasts, Volkswagen is wise not to ignore it. ...

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    Official: Seat expands Leon hot hatch family with new FR+
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    Buyers looking for a hot hatch could do worse than a Volkswagen GTI. But European buyers also have the option of going with its Spanish version, the Seat Leon, which offers a touch of Latin flavor along with a little bit more power than its German sibling often at a more attractive price. Now, ...

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    SEAT dominates with second consecutive World Touring Car Championship
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    SEAT World Touring Car Championship Team with the Leon TDI – Click above for high-res image gallery
    If you would have told us ten or twenty years ago that diesel would come to dominate motor racing, we probably would have laughed in your face. But since Audi charted new territory by ...

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    Seat reportedly planning new halo coupe to go with all those hatchbacks and minivans
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    Seat Leon Cupra R – Click above for ginormous high-res image gallery
    Considering that Seat is supposed to be Volkswagen's sporty cousin, the Spanish motor division's range is conspicuously bereft of two-door models. Oh, they've got plenty of hatchbacks and MPVs, but the company only has two ...

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    Frankfurt 2009: SEAT Leon Cupra R makes a fine Green Goblin
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    2010 Seat Leon Cupra R - Click above for high-res image gallery
    What you have here is one of the coolest little 4-door hot hatches that looks like a 2-door hatch. The 2010 SEAT Leon Cupra R gets 265 hp from its VW-battle-tested 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, making it the most powerful SEAT... ...

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    Seat to launch 265hp Leon Cupra R in Frankfurt?
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    2009 Seat Leon Cupra - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Buyers overseas aren't left wanting for sport models from Volkswagen's Spanish subsidiary, including the sporty FR line and the powerful Cupra range. But if the latest reports from our Iberian counterparts prove accurate, Seat could be ...

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    Barcelona Preview: Seat reveals new Leon Cupra and Ibiza FR
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    2009 Seat Ibiza FR and Cupra Leon - Click either image above for a hi-res gallery
    Variety, so they say, is the spice of life. So while American fans of Volkswagen's hot hatches have nothing to complain about, none could be blamed for pining for the alternative options that the German auto group ...

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    Geneva Preview: SEAT prepares facelifted Leon, Altea
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    Click on the images to view the 2009 SEAT Leon (below right) and Altea (above) in high resolution
    For some time now, it has seemed like the badges on cars are getting bigger and bigger. SEAT has certainly played its part in this trend, but the automaker's S badge is getting downsized again on the ...

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