This is the new Seat Leon that has been launched at the Paris motor show. It goes on sale in February 2013 and, for the first time, it will be available in a choice of body styles.
This is the all-new Leon 5dr, which arrives first. Later in the year it'll be joined by sportier three-door and more practical 'lifestyle' estate versions.
The five-door Leon's character has evolved subtly. The exterior has strong echoes of the current model, but there's a more sharp-edged look, with hints of the IBE concept car. As with the Ibiza, two 'character lines' run along the side of the car from the top of the front and rear lights, but they're much flatter and straighter on the Leon.
2013 Seat Leon: five key facts
•Shorter, but wider, than current car
•More practical five-door model
•Three-door and estate versions due
•Two different rear suspension set-ups
•Uses same tech as new A3 and next VW Golf
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