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Seat Leon Sport Cross concept leaks before Frankfurt debut

Seat will bring a high-performance, high-riding, hot hatchback to this year's 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, and we've got leaked and teased images.

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Seat turns Leon Cupra up to 290 for Frankfurt

Seat will unveil the more potent Leon Cupra 290 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, packing ten extra horsepower in pursuit of its new, more powerful rivals in the European hot hatch wars.

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Seat Leon ST Cupra claims 'Ring record for fastest wagon

Seat manages to hustle its heavier Leon ST Cupra wagon around the Nürburgring faster not only than its own record-setting three-door counterpart, but faster than any other wagon.

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Seat Leon ST Cupra is a saucy Spaniard with room to spare

Seat is offering up its own spin on the hot wagon with its new Leon ST Cupra, a 261-horsepower, turbocharged five door with a cavernous 52 cu-ft of space.

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Seat sharpens Cupra with Ultimate Sub8 Performance Pack

The new Ultimate Sub8 Performance Pack for the Leon Cupra makes for the fastest production car Seat has ever produced, and a potential contender to retake the hot-hatch crown from Renault.

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Seat Leon ST Cupra packs power, performance, kitchen sink

276 horsepower, 0-62 in 6 seconds flat and 52 cubic feet of cargo space: that's what's in store for the European market at the Geneva Motor Show this year in the wagon form of Seat's Nürburgring-chomping hot hatch.

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Seat Leon X-Perience is something we'd want to experience

Attending European auto shows like this week's Paris expo always makes me kind of jealous of the things offered in other markets. Funny little MPVs, hot hatches of all shapes and sizes, and just generally weird stuff are plentiful here, but we'd never, ever see these things in the States. And among the wares not often found in our market that are of particular interest, to me, are lifted wagons, like the new Steven J. Ewing

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Seat lives up to reputation with Leon Cupra Sub8 Performance Pack

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 Noah Joseph

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Seat reveals Leon-based X-Perience soft-roader [w/video]

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

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Seat pondering more extreme Leon Cupra to answer Renault's Ring record

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 other.

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Seat Leon Cupra racecar dropped like it's hot

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 gravity and human error.

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Seat Leon Cupra driving simulator is not what you think it is

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 its fans an all-too-real taste of the new Leon Cupra a few weeks before the car begins de

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Seat Leon Cupra is the new front-drive King of the Ring [w/video]

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.

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Did Seat take FWD Nürburgring lap record with new Leon Cupra?

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.

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Seat reveals new Leon Cupra hot hatches ahead of Geneva debut

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 <

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Seat Leon ST is a European wagon that you can't have, Mr. America [w/video]

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 Seyth Miersma

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Seat Leon ST longroof revealed

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.

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2013 Seat Leon SC

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 bear. Prior to the past couple of years, Seats have continued being built and sold passably well with a healthy enough rapport with Matt Davis

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Seat Leon Cup Racer for Worthersee is one bad machine

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 endurance racer, depending on which version a customer prefers, and Seat "can envision" a 1.6-liter mot

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New Seat León brings all-new design, more tech and "Enjoyneering" [w/video]

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 it

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