[PHOTO GALLERY] New Seat Leon – first car in segment to get full LED headlamps image

The new generation of the Seat Leon will be the first car in its segment to get the full LED headlamps, as the Spanish based automaker is saying.

According to the carmaker, the 2013 Seat Leon will be offered with a choice of five engines, with outputs varying between 89 HP to 181 HP (135 kW) for the 2.0 liter TDI diesel engine, but the most powerful gasoline unit to become available for the model will be the 1.8 liter TSI with 178 HP (132 kW). The transmission available for the model will be the five-speed manual, the six-speed manual, the six-speed DSG and the 7-speed DSG.

The new generation of the Seat Leon is riding on the same MQB platform as the 2013 Audi A3 and the Volkswagen Golf VII and it’s about 90 kg (198 lbs) lighter than the outgoing model, which will be translated into a better fuel efficiency. The 2013 Seat Leon is promising to burn an average fuel of 3.8 L / 100 km (61.8 mpg US / 74.3 mpg UK) and emit just 99 g/km of CO2. Additional details on the 2013 Seat Leon are limited for the moment and will be announced during the 2012 Paris Motor Show on Thursday.