New 2021 Cupra Leon ST estate caught on camera

SEAT's performance-focussed spin-off brand, Cupra, will launch hot Leon estate next year, with sporty styling and a PHEV powertrain

This is our first look at the all-new Cupra Leon ST estate. It’s a cooked-up version of the upcoming fourth-generation SEAT Leon estate, which looks set to adopt an aggressive redesign and a performance-focussed plug-in hybrid powertrain. 

Judging by the handy comparison image amongst these spy shots, the new Cupra Leon estate won’t grow much in size over SEAT’s current model. However, like the recently spied Cupra Leon hatchback, it will receive a dramatic cosmetic overhaul with an aggressive body kit, a quad-exit exhaust system, a deeper rear diffuser and a large tailgate spoiler.

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Like the next-generation SEAT Leon, the Cupra Leon ST estate will be based on an updated version of the Volkswagen Group’s MQB platform. Chassis upgrades for the performance-focussed Cupra Leon ST will likely include a retuned suspension setup, stiffer anti-roll bars and bigger brakes.

It’ll be powered by a version of the plug-in hybrid powertrain first seen in the Cupra Formentor concept. The system comprises a turbocharged 1.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine and an electric motor, producing up to 245bhp. The engine will send its power through a dual-clutch automatic gearbox and offer an all-electric range of around 30 miles.

What do you make of the new Cupra Leon ST estate? Let us know in the comments section below…

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