Hot estate fans rejoice – the new 2020 Cupra Leon ST is here

The previous generation SEAT Leon ST was one of our favourite cars. Will the new version be just as good? One of the big surprises when SEAT revealed the new Leon hatchback last month, was the fact the ST estate model was announced at the same time.  We’ve become used to manufacturers drip-feeding variants into…

2016 SEAT Ibiza Cupra 1.8 TSI | Review

With the current SEAT Ibiza nearing the end of a lengthy lifecycle, the Cupra has been hotted-up for one final fling. Is this Ibiza still up for all-night rave, or is it now more last tango in Benidorm?You remember 2008, right? A time when George W. Bush was still President of the United States, ‘Rockstar’…

Lessons in conservatism – New BMW 3 Series and New SEAT Ibiza

Today’s title may be a pun on yesterday’s general election, but we don’t want to labour the point too much. Sorry. Yesterday also saw the unveiling of two ‘new’ cars, although you’d be hard pressed to realise it. Being a car-designer must be a fairly easy job these days, especially when it comes to mid-lifecycle ‘refresh’ time…

SEAT Leon Eurocup Racer – A Seriously Good Looking Race Car!

SEAT’s Leon is on something of a roll at the minute, with the Cupra 280 taking the FWD record at the Nürburging, whilst also picking up various accolades and positive reviews from the motoring press. So, what’s better than a 280 PS Leon? A stripped out racer with 330 PS and a humongous rear wing of…

SEAT Leon Cupra – Extreme Simulator Video

Ok, we’re willing to admit we’re already a bit of a sucker for SEAT UK’s marketing around the new Leon Cupra here at EngageSportMode. But they’ve really outdone themselves with this rather special video:

Geneva 2014 – SEAT Leon Cupra sets Nürburgring Record

With 280 PS the new SEAT Leon Cupra was always going to have decent performance. But was it enough to set a new lap record for production cars at the infamous Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit? Indeed! The previous record for production front-wheel drive cars was set in 2011 by the Renault Sport Megane RS Trophy with a…

2014 SEAT Leon Cupra – Something of a bargain

We like the new SEAT Leon Cupra here at EngageSportMode. We like it even more when SEAT UK announces keenly priced finance options, that match the power output of their car’s 2.0 TSI engine. Call us OCD, but having a Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) finance deal that lets you drive a 265 PS SEAT Leon Cupra…

New – 2014 SEAT Leon Cupra and Cupra 280

A Cupra version of the latest Leon was inevitable. Less so was a choice of doors and power outputs which the all-new Leon flagship will offer. For the UK, the Cupra 280 will represent the most powerful production car SEAT has offered. So, just what do you get for your money? Choice of 265 or 280 PS 2.0…

Brand New -The SEAT Leon ST Estate

If you happened to like the SEAT Leon featured in yesterday’s review by The Tame Geek, but worried it wouldn’t be suitable for carrying labradors or wardrobes, then fear not. SEAT had already preempted your concerns, and can now allay them with this: That right there is the newly announced Leon Sport Tourer (or ST…

Tame Geek Review – SEAT Leon FR 2.0 TDI

Some say he manages to get behind the wheel of more new cars than The Stig. All we know is he’s called The Tame Geek, and tonight he’s feeling all Catalonian. 2013 SEAT Leon FR 2.0 TDI  What! The Tame Geek is going to review another car from the Volkswagen Group? Yes, but hold on!…