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Offline le mans

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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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Offline rambo_005

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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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Offline schattenblau

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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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Offline luckychum

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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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Offline McDoof

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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