Cupra Australia has confirmed that local buyers are now able to order its entry-level V grade of the Leon hot hatch, with a starting price of $47,990 driveaway.
Joining the existing VZ, VZe (plug-in hybrid) and top-spec VZx grade, the Leon V promises to offer a higher level of specification than a typical entry-level hot hatch, a claim Chasing Cars hopes to verify in an upcoming review.
The news on Leon V arrives after Cupra announced it would be lowering the price of the rest of the Leon grades by as much as $1500. For a full breakdown of what each grade includes read our previous article.
Cupra has armed the Leon V with the same 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine that powers most of the lineup, with this grade tuned to offer outputs of 140kW/320Nm.
Linked to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission that directs power to the front wheels, Cupra claims a 0-100km/h time of 7.2 seconds.
Other key performance features include an electronic limited-slip differential, progressive steering and Cupra’s dynamic chassis control that includes adaptive dampers.
Buyers also score LED headlights and tail-lights, cloth-trimmed sports bucket seats, 18-inch wheels, standard metallic paint, a heated leather steering wheel, three-zone climate control and tinted rear windows.
Standard tech features include a 10.25-inch digital driver’s display, a 12.0-inch multimedia display with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto paired with a wireless phone charger.
Safety features include adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, safety exit assist, driver fatigue monitoring, forward AEB with pedestrian and cyclist detection along with a reversing camera.
For those who are looking for a more luxurious specification, Cupra offers the leather and sound package for an additional $2450.
This pack adds heated leather seats with power adjustment on the driver’s side along with copper stitching across the dashboard and a nine-speaker Beats sound system.
An electric sunroof can also be added for an extra $1800.
All prices listed are before on-road costs.
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