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Cupra Leon Sportstourer wagon confirmed for Australia with 2025 release date


Wagons aren’t dead! Cupra will bring the Leon Sportstourer down under with 245kW of power 

Cupra Australia today confirmed that it will bring a wagon version of its Leon hot hatch to Australia. The estate is known as the Leon Sportstourer.

In confirming the global 2025 facelift for its popular Formentor sports SUV and the Leon range, Cupra’s local arm announced that the highly-anticipated wagon is due in Australia around the middle of 2025. 

As for specification, Cupra confirmed that the Sportstourer would be sold in a high-spec, high performance guise with an uprated EA888 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol four-cylinder engine with 245kW/420Nm

2025 Cupra Leon Sportstourer rear 3/4 static
This is the 2025 Cupra Leon Sportstourer

Chasing Cars understands that a plug-in hybrid variant of the Sportstourer will also be added to the Cupra range in Australia in time with about 100km range, though timings for the hybrid were not confirmed today.

What exactly is a Cupra Leon Sportstourer?

The Sportstourer bodystyle has been available in several global markets, including Europe and the United Kingdom, for some time. In the UK, the model is referred to as the Leon Estate. 

2025 Cupra Leon Sportstourer interior with wheel and screen
Inside the Leon Sportstourer with its 12.9-inch centre touchscreen

It’s essentially the very close wagon relative of the Volkswagen Golf R. Currently, the Sportstourer is powered by several engines overseas, including a high-spec 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 228kW/400Nm. 

But that’s all set to change, with today’s news surrounding the 2025 facelift of both Formentor and Leon models. 

The Sportstourer will be bumped up to 245kW/420Nm and will feature a trick torque-splitter rear differential also installed in other Volkswagen Group models such as the current Audi RS3 and the upcoming 2025 Audi S3

2025 Cupra Leon Sportstourer front 3/4 static
The 245kW petrol Sportstourer will also be available as a PHEV, but exact timings are unknown

And while Volkswagen axed the Volkswagen Golf R from the Australian lineup last year, Cupra believes there is strong potential in selling more niche vehicles, like wagons.

Cupra Australia’s head of product Jeff Shafer told Australian media today that “[Sportstourer] is a niche that’s interesting to us at Cupra… we don’t need to be chasing volume in the way that a mainstream mass-market brand needs to,” he said. 

“I think that the volume is going to be fairly limited, but I’m also prepared to be surprised”.   

Stay tuned to Chasing Cars for more updates as we get closer to the wagon’s local launch in 2025.