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Get more for less from the new Cupra Leon 1.5 TSI

 Published 25th October 2022
General Guides  New Launches 

With economic uncertainty gripping the nation and people rightly concerned about rising prices and the cost of living, it would be nice to be able to get a bit more for your money. Which is why you should seriously consider leasing yourself the new Cupra Leon 1.5 TSI.

Not only do you get a practical and well-equipped hatchback, but you also get greater affordability and choice. That's not something to be lightly dismissed at the moment.

The Cupra Leon already has a reputation for being a sporty hatchback that offers a great driving experience and fantastic value for money. Even better that underneath the Cupra badge it's essentially a VW so you don't need to worry about reliability or build quality. Now Cupra has opened the order books for this new model you can now get all of that for a little bit less.

Having said that, this isn't actually a new model as such. What Cupra has done is add new engine options to broaden the appeal of the Leon range. We've got a sneaking suspicion it may be a very good move.

New engine choices mean Cupra can now offer the same great driving experience and trim level in a car that's priced at under £30k. That means your leasing costs will be lower without having to compromise on very much at all. And as we all know, an economical engine choice can make a big difference in terms of running costs, too.

New lower power engine but with Cupra's sporty feel

The new option introduces a 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine that produces around 150bhp. Enough to keep the sporty feel but without the anxious eye on the fuel gauge.

The new 1.5-litre engine gives the Cupra Leon a top speed of 133mph, a 0-60mph time under 9 seconds, and a perfectly reasonable and affordable 45mpg. The direct injection TSI units are available with either a six-speed manual gearbox – a first for the Cupra Leon range – or a seven-speed DSG-automatic.

The new 150PS engine options are available exclusively with Cupra's entry-level V1 trim level. Don't let the ‘entry-level' bit put you off either. The Cupra Leon V1 trim comes with a lot of fancy stuff as standard.

On the exterior you'll get 18 inch alloys, tinted rear windows, a sporty-looking rear diffuser with twin exhaust pipes, heated and folding door mirrors, LED headlights with dynamic turn signals and LED taillights with coast-to-coast lighting, rain sensing wipers, and parking sensors at both ends of the car.

The interior is fitted with a 12 inch infotainment system with navigation, smartphone integration (Mirror Link, wireless Apple CarPlay, Google Android Auto) and Cupra Connect, four USB-C charging points, 3-zone climate control, keyless entry and start, and sports seats with fancy copper stitching. Safety features also include lane assist and Cupra's Safety and Driving Pack consisting of predictive and adaptive cruise control, high beam assist and dynamic road sign display.

That's an awful lot of standard equipment for less.

And in addition to all of that you also have the option to specify a few extras like a space saving spare wheel and panoramic sunroof. The only other choice you need to make is which of the eight colour options you'd like your new Cupra Leon finished in.

Initially, the new engine option is only available to order on the Leon 5dr Hatch, with pricing for the Leon Estate due to follow soon. There is also going to be a 190bhp version which will be available to order later this year.

If you want the extra space of the estate or the extra 40bhp under the bonnet we're afraid you'll need to exercise a little patience for a while longer. If you're perfectly happy with a practical, affordable, economical, and well-equipped five-door hatchback you don't need to wait a minute longer before calling us to arrange your next Cupra lease car.

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