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New dawn (Seat Leon SC Cupra 280 DSG long-term test - Delivery Note)

09/07/14

A FEW years ago hot hatches were a dying breed. Fuel prices were making MPG figures in the 20s unmanageable and insurance costs had skyrocketed, largely thanks to selfish fraudsters claiming for whiplash after hitting so much as a small leaf. Still, things are looking up, and for the next six months I'm one of the beneficiaries. Seat has thrown the hot hatch dice again with this, the new Leon Cupra. You can get it in three- and five-door moulds, with the three-door (otherwise called the SC, for Sport Coupé) yours in either entry-level 265-horsepower trim or as this, the flagship Cupra 280. This is the car Seat really wanted to make. The 265 is just this with a slightly different engine map and some trinkets taken off to create a lower entry price point, so this is the meat of the latest Cupra e...


First Drive: Audi A3 e-tr...

07/07/14

What’s new? You must be thinking something like: “Why, it's just a normal A3 with some tasteless stickers...

First Drive: Audi A3 e-tron

First Drive: Volkswagen G...

04/07/14

What’s new? For four generations now Volkswagen has offered a high performance Golf that is over and abov...

First Drive: Volkswagen Golf R

First Drive: Kia Optima

03/07/14

What’s new?Kia’s Optima has been around for a few years, and this mild refresh ensures that the Korean fi...

First Drive: Kia Optima

First Drive: Citroen C1

30/06/14

What’s new? The old C1 had problems, and as you'd expect, the new one has largely fixed them. The boot ha...

First Drive: Citroen C1

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