Starting with 2017, the SEAT Leon lineup was increased with the addition of new family members as part of the car’s third generation mid-cycle facelift.
Alongside the regular 5-door hatchback, SEAT saw fit to begin offering various other body versions, like the ST station wagon, ST X-Perience crossover and SC 3-door hatchback. By far the sportiest-looking version, the Leon SC (Sports Coupe) is a classic take on the hot-hatch look thanks to its vastly different exterior design compared to the 5-door version.
The mid-cycle refresh doesn’t comprise too many exterior changes, with SEAT designers and engineers choosing to simply perfect the existing package without spoiling the original lines of the pre-facelift model. Most of the exterior changes revolve around the front of the model, which now features a revamped, slightly wider engine grille and redesigned headlight clusters. Front and rear bumpers are all-new and now come with LED technology that also includes the turn signals and fog lights. On the inside, the new center console is made from improved materials, while an electric parking brake is now part of standard equipment. The diesel engine lineup starts with a 1.6-liter diesel with 90 horsepower and goes all the way to the 2.0 TDI with 184 horsepower. On the gasoline side, the powertrain lineup starts from a 1.2-liter with 110 horsepower all the way to a 1.8-liter TSI engine with 180 horsepower.