The 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol/diesel-engined FR+ Supercopa wears a look which points in the direction of SEAT’s recent motorsport successes. This might be down to coincidence, but this is unlikely. The more probable cause is that the FR+ Supercopa is constructed by the engineers at SEAT Sport; the same experts who have nurtured SEAT’s WTCC title-winning race cars in the past.
Naturally the extensive styling enhancements come in a range of eye-catching colours including Nevada White, Emoción Red and, as seen in the pictures, Speed Blue.
The Leon FR+, which forms the basis of the special edition new Supercopa, is a generously equipped vehicle offering more than the ‘standard’ FR model in terms of both performance and equipment levels.
Equipped with SEAT’s 2.0-litre TSI 211PS petrol or 2.0-litre TDI CR 170PS turbodiesel engines the Leon FR+ takes the FR trim and adds 18-inch alloy wheels; the SEAT Media System 2.2 which includes satellite-navigation with five-inch colour touchscreen and dynamic route guidance, DAB radio, Bluetooth audio streaming and SD card slot; Bluetooth phone connection; bi-xenon headlights with AFS (Adaptive Front-lighting System) and rear parking sensors.
The Supercopa editions are great value too. Although they feature £3,000-worth of SEAT Sport body kit, they cost just £750 more than standard versions of the Leon FR+. Prices therefore start from just £22,530 OTR for the 2.0-litre TDI 170PS six-speed manual model.
The Leon FR+ Supercopa arrives as SEAT experience continuing success in the UK new car market. To the end of February this year, SEAT’s UK sales were up almost two per cent on the same period in 2011 which was, itself, an all-time record year for the brand.