2021 CUPRA Leon e-Hybrid Review - 5 minutes


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the cooper leon is a different sort of hot hatch very different in the case of this phev e hybrid version this is an unusual confection but it deserves serious consideration from anyone prioritizing performance with efficiency and wanting something just a little different in this segment this cupro may have a socially responsible power train but it still wants to be a hot hatch like other more conventional cupra lounge this one gets sport suspension which is lowered by 25 millimeters at the front and 20 mils at the rear and the set of drive modes comfort sport and cupra the latter for those red mist moments under the bonnet it just as in a golf gte which means a 150 ps 1 4 litre tsi petrol engine mated to a six speed dsg auto gearbox and an 85 kilowatt electric motor powered by a 13 kilowatt hour lithium ion battery that has a wltp rated all electric driving range of 34 miles which of course you won get anywhere near if you explore the quoted all electric top speed of 80 miles an hour or start trying to throw the thing around too much an extra kerb weight