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Cupra Leon

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CUPRA Leon Hatchback (2020 - )

In addition to the standalone Formentor SUV Seat’s performance brand Cupra has also been given licence to work its magic on existing models like the Leon hatchback, itself a re-clothed Volkswagen Golf. That’s no bad thing, though, and thanks to a choice of a plug-in hybrid power or potent petrol engines wrapped in understated but stylish bodywork the Cupra Leon arguably offers a more appealing package than the closely related Golf GTI or Audi S3. Indeed, it’s more than good enough to compete with hot-hatch heroes like the Ford Focus ST, Renault Megane R.S. and Honda Civic Type R, too. High praise, indeed.
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Cupra Leon running costs

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Our expert review

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Running costs for your Cupra Leon will very much depend on which one you go for. We tested the top of the range, 300 horsepower petrol and, while the performance will blow you away, there is no escaping it will be an expensive car to run. Hot hatch fans will likely accept that as a fair cost of ownership, and in value terms it compares well with the Golf GTI and Audi S3 it shares its foundations with. Good news? If you like the Cupra’s style but need to keep a lid on running costs you can also have it as a plug-in hybrid, this version more or less equivalent to the similar Golf GTE but a fraction cheaper to buy. From the outside it looks just as stylish as the 300 horsepower version but the 30g/km CO2 makes it a viable pick for company drivers looking to keep a lid on Benefit In Kind costs and it’s still quick enough to be entertaining.

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