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Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2017, 03:02:14 pm »
Excellent review, thanks.
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Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2017, 11:06:13 am »
Auckland, 13/06/2017 – SEAT New Zealand is excited to announce further details on
the new Leon range that will be available.

The Leon range will feature two variants of the 5-door hatchback: the Leon FR and the
Leon CUPRA.

Both models feature key technologies to keep owners safe and connected. The Leon is
rated 5-stars by EuroNCAP and includes items such as front assist with City Emergency
Braking and a rear view camera. SEAT Full Link is standard on all SEAT models being
sold in New Zealand and features Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink.

A CUPRA (an acronym for CUP RACER) is the best example of the perfect balance
between emotion and reason. The Leon CUPRA is powered by a 221Kw / 300hp turbo
petrol engine (2.0 litre). It will be available with a 6-speed DSG gearbox or a 6-speed
manual gearbox (priced from $56,900 and $55,400 + on road costs respectively). A
torque-sensing limited-slip differential and Dynamic Chassis Control assist the CUPRA
to get all the power and torque onto the road via the front wheels. Adaptive cruise
control featuring pedestrian protection adds even more safety and convenience.

The Leon FR is powered by a 110kW / 150hp turbo-petrol engine (1.4 litre) and is
priced from $35,900 + on road costs. The FR specification is SEAT’s “sport” version
featuring 17” dynamic alloys, a body kit and a sports orientated interior including seats
and steering wheel.

James Yates, SEAT New Zealand General Manager, commented that “the new Leon
range enhances the dynamic nature of the SEAT brand offering slick, modern design
inside and out. We believe that we have very competitive models and they will be very
attractive to consumers looking for either a warm-hatch or a (very) hot hatch.”

The Leon CUPRA will be available for sale in September this year with the FR arriving
early in 2018.
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Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
« Reply #17 on: June 14, 2017, 11:09:09 am »
wow, a manual cupra with 221kw + dcc + lsd for less than a golf gti

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http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-reviews/seat/seat-leon-cupra-300-2017-review/

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Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
« Reply #18 on: June 14, 2017, 11:26:18 am »
Wow that pricing is aggressive, I was picking the Cupra to be closer to $60,000.   I'm struggling to think of any other new car with so much bang for buck.
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Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
« Reply #19 on: June 14, 2017, 12:41:37 pm »
Does the Cupra have AWD? The press release mentioned tor-sen.
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Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
« Reply #20 on: June 14, 2017, 02:21:34 pm »
one eu test i read says only the wagon gets awd as an option.
the rest are fwd

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looks like 5dr only for nz,
" Leon CUPRA ST (Wagon) not available in New Zealand."

no mention of brembo brakes either ...

http://www.seat.co.nz/carworlds/new-leon-cupra/overview.html
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Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
« Reply #21 on: June 14, 2017, 04:31:00 pm »
That's a lot of car for the money. So much tech on board
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Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
« Reply #22 on: June 14, 2017, 05:45:59 pm »
Does the Cupra have AWD? The press release mentioned tor-sen.

No Cupra R has Golf R engine and is FWD only.
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Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
« Reply #23 on: June 16, 2017, 02:23:06 pm »
hot off the pages of car uk july 2017



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Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
« Reply #24 on: June 24, 2017, 10:32:56 am »
Auckland, 21/06/2017 – Following the release of the SEAT Leon range information last
week, SEAT New Zealand is excited to announce further details on the new Ateca
range that will be available.

The Ateca will feature three specification levels and three engines across four distinct
models.

There will be a 110kW petrol engine available in Style and Xcellence specification; a
140kW diesel with 4Drive also available in Xcellence specification; and a 140kW petrol
engine with 4Drive in FR specification. All models will be standard with 7-speed DSG
gearboxes.

The new Ateca features key technologies to keep owners safe and connected. The
Ateca is rated 5-stars by EuroNCAP and includes items such as front assist with City
Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Protection, Blind Spot monitoring and a rear view
camera. SEAT Full Link is standard on all SEAT models being sold in New Zealand and
features Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink.

The Ateca range will start at $38,900 for the Ateca Style; the Ateca Xcellence will be
$44,900 with the two 140kW 4Drive models being $52,400 and $52,900 (FR 4Drive and
Xcellence 4Drive respectively). All prices are + on road costs.

The Xcellence and FR specifications are of a similar level – the FR being more sports
orientated. The Xcellence and FR include a number of features over and above the
Style specification, including Adaptive Cruise Control, a top-view camera, alarm,
keyless entry, alcantara upholstery, full LED headlights, a hands-free electric tailgate
and 18” (Xcellence) and 19” (FR) alloys.

James Yates, SEAT New Zealand General Manager, commented that “the new Ateca
range will offer consumers another level of choice in the all-important Compact SUV
segment. The Ateca will appeal to those wanting slick, modern design inside and out
along with high levels of safety and connectivity.”

The Ateca is the first of three SUVs / Crossovers that SEAT will release in the coming
two years. A smaller brother to the Ateca, the Arona, will be revealed for the first time
next week and is due in New Zealand in the first half of 2018. Then in early 2019, the
third SUV will arrive – this model will be larger than Ateca and available with the
option of seven seats. SEAT is currently running a world-wide competition to choose
the name for this new model.

The Ateca Xcellence 4Drive will be available for sale from September this year with the
full model range being available by years’ end.

Brochures and spec sheets for NZ market here: www.seat.co.nz/shopping-tools/brochure-download/overview.html
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Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
« Reply #25 on: June 24, 2017, 11:26:51 am »
this will eat into tiguan sales.

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Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
« Reply #26 on: August 19, 2017, 12:38:02 am »
SEAT Store Auckland to open in November at 48 Great South Road, Newmarket: www.seat.co.nz/stores/auckland.html
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Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
« Reply #27 on: August 19, 2017, 09:53:02 pm »
Cars have arrived

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Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
« Reply #28 on: August 19, 2017, 09:54:43 pm »
These must be the press cars?

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Re: EMD introducing SEAT brand to NZ in 2017
« Reply #29 on: August 20, 2017, 10:57:11 am »
we had a Toledo rental in Spain back in January, certainly felt at home in it, definitely part of the VAG family

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