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Deal of the Day: Seat Leon Cupra 290

Save nearly Β£5000 off the list price of the Seat Leon Cupra 290

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Seat has wrung an extra 10bhp out of the Leon Cupra for the new Cupra 290, which replaces the Cupra 280 in the ever more crowded hot hatch market.

Our saving allows you to enjoy a saving of Β£4931 off a Seat Leon Cupra 290, meaning you can enjoy the boosted performance as well as a considerable saving off the Β£28,294 asking price.

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The engine is powerful and flexible, and the extra punch doesn’t dent the fuel economy or cause a hike in emissions.

There’s more standard kit on the Cupra 290 too; with Seat’s Full Link system now standard, you can connect your phone through Android Auto, Apple Carplay or Mirrorlink.

The large saving on offer means that pricey options like the Sub8 performance pack, which adds bigger brakes and wheels, grippier tyres and side skirts – can be added without breaking the bank.

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The Leon Cupra 290 can’t match rivals such as the Volkswagen Golf R or Ford Focus RS dynamically, and you don’t get as much for your money. The saving should at least partially soothe this, though.

Even with the saving, performance-boosting options can add up to an eye-watering premium – and there are a few, so choose carefully.

Should I add any options?

More sporting-oriented buyers will want to go for the DSG gearbox – a Β£1162 option through the broker.

What are its rivals?

The Cupra 290’s high asking price puts it in Skoda Octavia vRS and Ford Focus RS territory; which are both five-star cars. The Audi S3, and Volkswagen Golf R – both awarded four stars – are worth a look too.

The car Seat Leon Cupra 290
The saving Β£4931
The list price Β£28,294
The discounted price Β£23,363
The online broker drivethedeal.com

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