Cupra Leon range expanded with new 242bhp petrol option

Cupra Leon range expanded with new 242bhp petrol option

The model features the same engine as the famed Volkswagen Golf GTI

Cupra has expanded the range of its Leon hot hatchback with a new turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol option. 

It shares the same engine as the Volkswagen Golf GTI and Skoda Octavia vRS, with its 2.0-litre TSI unit producing 242bhp and 370Nm of torque, allowing for a 0-60mph time of 6.2 seconds and a top speed limited to 155mph. Power is delivered to the front wheels, with a DSG automatic gearbox being used. 

Cupra says the engine delivers the ‘perfect balance between performance, efficiency and comfort’, with Cupra claiming it will return up to 39.2mpg, with CO2 emissions of 162g/km.

It’s available in either VZ1 or VZ2 trim levels, with prices starting from £31,460 and £32,695 respectively. VZ1 models come equipped with digital dials, a 10-inch touchscreen with wireless smartphone integration and keyless entry and start to name just a few features. 

VZ2 models then add machined black and silver 19-inch alloy wheels and dynamic chassis control, that allows drivers to configure the Leon’s dynamics and suspension. 

The new engine acts as the entry-level Cupra Leon option and joins a more powerful 296bhp 2.0-litre petrol and a 242bhp plug-in hybrid that’s able to travel for 32 miles on electricity. These models are priced from £35,030 and £35,000 respectively.

Cupra says the new engine is now available to order, with first deliveries expected in the coming months.

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