Leon and Altea range get update

* First picture released of Leon and Altea * Cars to debut at Geneva motorshow * New traction control system for some...

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What Car? Staff
10 February 2009

Leon and Altea range get update

Seat has released the first official pictures of its revised Leon and Altea range ahead of their debut at the Geneva motor show next month.

The most significant changes can be found under the cars' skin with higher-spec models getting a new traction control system called XDS.

Two new engines will also be added to the range: a 208bhp petrol and a 168bhp turbodiesel.

DSG-equipped Seat Leon and Altea models will get gearshift paddles on the steering wheel for the first time.

The exterior facelift is subtle, with both cars featuring a new grille and headlights, revised doors, and a larger rear screen for improved visibility.

Inside, there are modifications to the instrument panel and centre console.

Prices and full specifications will be confirmed closer to when the models hit the showrooms this summer.