Mostly known for its major football clubs and for a close-to-perfection travel destination in China, Spain will demonstrate its passion for cars on the Asian continent too, with the launching of the Seat brand on the local auto market.
The Seat has been premiered in China at the Shanghai Auto Show, earlier this year, and only four months later the Leon will be the first “Spanish” model to arrive on the local market, with the Ibiza, Altea and the new Exeo following it soon.
According to chinacartimes.com, the imported Leon will play the role of a high-end hot hatch and the Chinese versions will come with two engine options, the 2.0 liter TSI and a six-speed DSG transmission and a 1.8 liter unit and a seven-speed DSG gearbox.
The imported Leon is expected to be priced around 200.000 to 300.000 RMB (18.5k to 27.8k Euros), being placed between the imported Scirocco and the domestically produced Passat.
It’s not known for sure if Seat has any plans to invest in China’s automotive industry and to manufacture its own cars locally but considering that almost all major European automakers are doing this than we don’t have to wait too long until we will see the Leon made in China.