SEAT & Cupra Set to Spark at Geneva Motor Show

Published on 26th February 2020 at 14:48

This year’s Geneva Motor Show will include the World Premiere of the Cupra Formentor, the first model exclusively developed for Cupra, and the public debut of the first Cupra Leon.

SEAT will also celebrate the public debut of the all-new SEAT Leon in its complete line-up of alternative versions – mild-hybrid and plug-in hybrid - as well as the Premiere of the SEAT Tarraco FR.


The company will also take the opportunity to premiere their eScooter.

All-new SEAT Leon

The 2020 all-new SEAT Leon comes with the complete line-up of alternative powertrains and will be presented in mild-hybrid (eTSI) and plug-in hybrid (eHybrid) variants for the first time.

PHEV (eHybrid) and mHEV (eTSI)

The fourth-generation Leon also includes an advanced plug-in hybrid powertrain, featuring a TSI petrol engine with an electric motor, the setup produces 150kW/204PS of power. Thanks to its 13kWh lithium-ion battery pack, the car offers an all-electric range of up to 60 km – suiting those who travel around city/urban streets where air quality regulations are set to get stricter.

This all-new SEAT Leon also includes mild hybrid technology (eTSI), which is available with the 1.0 TSI 81kW/110PS and the 1.5 litre 110kW/150PS petrol unit (exclusively available with DSG and shift-by-wire technology). This mates 48V mild-hybrid technology to the combustion engine.

The all-new Leon 5-Door will launch in May 2020 and the Leon Sportstourer will follow in July 2020. 

SEAT Tarraco

The SEAT Tarraco is now available with the option of the sporty FR trim, which adds another level of allure both with a range of exterior and interior enhancements.

Externally, the Tarraco will sit on 20’ FR alloy rims, it gains a trim-specific grille, wider wheels and black wheelarch mouldings, black roof rails and window frames with side mirrors painted in Cosmo Grey. At the rear of the Tarraco a new sporty spoiler, coast-to-coast lighting, an exclusive rear diffusor, the FR logo on the boot, and the Tarraco’s name embossed in handwriting all help differentiate the look. The Tarraco FR trim is enriched by the new and exclusive Merlot Red paint.

On the inside electric bucket seats with memory function, distinguish the Tarraco FR from others in the line-up. It also benefits from a sport suspension to provide the ride and handling expected from a vehicle carrying the badge.

The Tarraco FR will launch in Ireland in May 2020.

Cupra Leon

This is the first Cupra Leon and is available in both 5-door and Sportstourer body styles, offering a dynamic design with a high-quality interior, a high level of driving experience and a wide range of customisation.

The Cupra Leon’s range of powertrain includes 245PS, 300PS and 310PS (exclusively available in the Sportstourer with 4Drive) 2.0litre petrol engines, all exclusively available with DSG and shift-by-wire technology. The Cupra Leon also offers a high-performance plug-in hybrid option for the first time, which delivers 245PS with both engines – combustion and electric – working at the same time.

The Cupra Leon Sportstourer will launch in Ireland in June 2020 and the Cupra Leon 5Door will follow in Q4 2020. 

Cupra e-Racer

The Cupra e-Racer is the world’s first all-electric touring race car, bringing all of the advantages of a pure electric powertrain. Four electric motors combine to provide 680PS of peak power and 960Nm of torque, powered by a 65kWh battery pack.

From 2021, the PURE ETCR electric touring car championship will take place, highlighting how different pure electric racing competitions are, and the excitement the technology can produce.

Cupra Formentor

Cupra is bringing the next stage in its growth plan to the Geneva Motor Show. The Cupra Formentor, the first model exclusively developed for Cupra, will be taking to the stage as a World Premiere.

The Cupra Formentor will launch in Ireland in Q4 2020.