New Seat Leon hatch reveals its rear

Published: 14 January 2020

► 2020's Seat Leon is incoming
► Video teaser shows off lighting
► Full reveal on 28 January

Seat's next-generation Leon hatch is inbound, with the Spanish brand publishing another image of the new family car. It also confirmed the date and time of the reveal: Tuesday 28 January 2020 at 7pm UK time. We'll have the full story when the covers come off.

There are plenty of familiar Seat design cues throughout. The headlights are full LED and shaped much like the Tarraco’s units, with Seat confirming that a ‘dynamic’ version of them will be available. The rear light bar, which stretches across the whole rear end (and which Seat calls coast-to-coast), is also like that of the Tarraco. Sliding indicators will also be a thing, and puddle lights will also be an option.

Seat Leon 2020 interior

There’s a glimpse of the interior, too. Naturally, it’s heavily related to that of the Mk8 Golf and updated Skoda Octavia. Along with a red bow-line stretching around the dashboard housing, you can also spot the virtual instruments and infotainment screen from the new VW inside here. There’s also the stubby shift-by-wire gear selector.

Little else is confirmed, but it’s pretty much a given that there’ll be an updated MQB platform underneath, use of mild hybrid petrol engines and cleaner diesels when it goes on sale early next year.

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By Jake Groves

CAR's staff writer, office Geordie, gamer, lover of hot hatches