Seat Reveals New Leon FR Ahead of Madrid Unveiling

Madrid's the place, next week's the time, and the Seat Leon FR is the hatchback. All that means is that Barthelona's own VW-owned Seat will soon unveil a hotted-up version of its new Leon, the Spaniards' version of the VW Golf GTI. The FR, a big seller in the UK, will get the same turbocharged 2.0-liter TFSI gas engine as the tarty Golf, producing 197 hp and 207lb-ft of torque in the Leon. A zero-to-62 mph sprint is accomplished in 7.3 seconds and top speed is 142mph. A TDI diesel engine will also be available. All will be revealed at the Madrid motor show on May 25.

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