The CUPRA Leon
CUPRA Leon: So Close You Can Feel the Rush
Rob Edwards, 17 Feb 2023 | Sponsored
It’s one of the simple laws of human nature that your proximity to things impacts not only how connected you feel to them, but their ability to affect you or evoke emotion. It’s the difference between events that happen halfway around the globe and those that happen within your own community; the way you feel invested when your best friend has good news, but less so when your best friend’s aunty’s mailman does; or even the way a small event in your own backyard can feel more personally significant than a larger event abroad. Curiously, it’s this same principle that’s at play when you get behind the wheel of a car, particularly one like CUPRA’s racing-inspired Leon.
The Leon is a car that has the spirit of the hot lap woven into it from the ground up. That being the case, it makes sense that of all CUPRA’s cars, the Leon is the one that sits closest to the ground, enhancing the driver’s sense of the road and proving the idea that the closer you are to it, the more you feel. In other words, your proximity to the road impacts how connected you are to it.
Adrenaline is Assured
This closeness to the tarmac has the potential to be the stuff adrenaline-fuelled dreams are made of. Fortunately, CUPRA has the racing pedigree necessary to make good on that potential, as promised by the Leon’s uniquely sporty exterior. And it really doesn’t matter whether you’re drawn to the plug-in hybrid VZe model or one of three petrol variants, every Leon is designed to make every twist and turn of the road feel like an adventure.
Saying that, each Leon model presents its own unique benefits, so it’s worth looking into which one best suits your hot hatch needs. For example, the plug-in VZe will see you doing your part to reduce CO₂ emissions while you simultaneously enjoy the perfect balance between efficiency and performance. With an electric-only motor that delivers low-emission, cost-effective travel for short trips while never sacrificing the thrill of the drive, along with a 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine that pairs with the electric motor when increased range is required, the VZe the embodiment of a forward-looking whip that keeps the thrill of motoring alive.
On the other hand, those prioritising performance will find the VZx model to be the Leon range’s crowning glory. Thanks to a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine that serves up an impressive 221kW of power and 400Nm of torque, the VZx is a racer’s dream, embodying everything that makes road proximity such an important factor when it comes to the driving experience.
Thrilling by Design
Whichever model you choose, CUPRA promises the Leon is a car that’s designed to make you feel. Feel more connected to the road. Feel your heart pumping in your chest as you approach a turn and accelerate out of it. Feel more harmoniously in tune with an immaculately crafted driving machine.
CUPRA says that the Leon has been built on the principle that the closer you are to the road, the more you will feel. Well, it seems to us the same can be said for the Leon itself. To discover more about the CUPRA Leon or to arrange a test drive you won’t soon forget, simply follow the link below.