SEAT Leon Cupra R is now sold out in UK

SEAT announces that all 24 UK-bound examples of its hottest model ever, the 306bhp Leon Cupra R, have now been allocated

After prices were revealed late last year, SEAT has announced that its new Leon Cupra R is now sold out in Britain. Just 24 examples of the hardcore 306bhp hot hatch were allocated to the UK market, and all have been snapped up ahead of deliveries beginning later this month. 

The limited-run hot Cupra R was priced at £34,995, which is a £4,540 premium over a standard Leon Cupra. 799 examples are to be produced in total, and the small UK allocation makes it one of the most exclusive hot hatchbacks ever sold here.  

The Leon Cupra R gets a retuned version of the regular Cupra’s 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine, which develops 306bhp. That’s enough to make it the most powerful production model in the Spanish manufacturer’s history. It will be front-wheel drive only, and use a six-speed manual gearbox in the UK; a seven-speed DSG model is not offered over here. 

Frankfurt Motor Show 2017: latest news

SEAT has also confirmed the Cupra R is capable of 0-62mph in 5.8 seconds and can hit a top speed of 155mph. 

Two exterior colours are offered to buyers: Monsoon grey and Midnight black. As standard all Cupra R models come wiht 19-inch black and copper alloy wheels, a rear diffuser and a BeatsAudio sound system. Also included is a rearview camera, adaptive cruise control and 3D sat nav with eight-inch touchscreen. 

Styling tweaks include more aggressive front and rear bumpers, plus a rear diffuser. There’s carbon-fibre detailing on the front splitter, rear spoiler and side skirts, and a copper finish on the wheels and side mirrors. Upgrades continue inside with an Alcantara steering wheel and gearstick, while the copper treatment on the exterior is also found on the centre console, dash and door panels. 

• Best hot hatchbacks on sale

As we revealed in August, SEAT plans to expand the Cupra brand, and has filed trademark applications for new badges that could adorn models in their own right.

Would you buy an extreme SEAT Leon Cupra R? Let us know in the comments section below...

Recommended

SEAT Leon hatchback and estate get new engine options for 2021
SEAT Leon - front
SEAT Leon

SEAT Leon hatchback and estate get new engine options for 2021

The SEAT Leon range has been bolstered for 2021 with the addition of new petrol and diesel engine choices
6 Apr 2021
SEAT Leon review
SEAT Leon front
SEAT Leon

SEAT Leon review

The SEAT Leon offers the tech and driving experience of the VW Golf, but for a lower price
5 Jan 2021
New SEAT Leon e-Hybrid 2020 review
SEAT Leon

New SEAT Leon e-Hybrid 2020 review

The new SEAT Leon e-Hybrid brings plug-in power to the hatchback's range for the first time
6 Nov 2020
SEAT Leon vs Volkswagen Golf vs Ford Focus
Family hatchbacks

SEAT Leon vs Volkswagen Golf vs Ford Focus

The Ford Focus, Volkswagen Golf and SEAT Leon are all long established hatchbacks - we find out which is best among the latest crop
11 Jul 2020

Most Popular

'Nissan has been quietly building an advantage over electric car rivals'
Opinion Nissan EV
Nissan

'Nissan has been quietly building an advantage over electric car rivals'

Steve Fowler thinks Nissan is in a great position to build on the Leaf's success
8 Apr 2021
Nissan to launch new Juke-sized electric car
Nissan Juke EV - front (watermarked)
Nissan Juke

Nissan to launch new Juke-sized electric car

The new Nissan Juke-sized electric car will sit below the Ariya, and our exclusive images preview how it could look
8 Apr 2021
New 2021 Citroen C5 teased ahead of reveal on 12 April
Citroen C5 2021
Citroen C5

New 2021 Citroen C5 teased ahead of reveal on 12 April

New flagship Citroen C5 model will make its debut next week, sporting a bold new look
8 Apr 2021