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Seat has recently announced the launch of the new Leon generation in Mexico, as part of the carmaker’s strategy of international growth.

Sinaloa and Los Zetas boys can now ride in style in a brand new European hatchback, which is sitting on the same platform as the VW Golf 7, the 2013 Seat Leon, which was recently launched in Mexico. The model arriving in Mexico is part of the carmaker’s strategy to boost its profitability and international growth.

“We are delighted at the way the brand has been moving. We are confident that the strength of the new Leon will help us continue to grow in Mexico. Our commercial offer is renewed with the Leon, which enables enjoyment of the latest technology and offers great value for money”, said the head of SEAT Mexico, Edgar Estrada.

The new generation of the Seat Leon is riding on the MQB modular platform and the model is 90 kg lighter than the outgoing version, which is translated into improved fuel efficiency. A variety of five engines with outputs ranging between 89 HP and 181 HP (135 kW) for the 2.0 liter TDI diesel will be available for the new Seat Leon and the most powerful petrol unit will be the 1.8 liter TSI with its 178 HP (132 kW). The transmissions available for the model will be the five-speed manual, the six-speed manual, the six-speed DSG and the seven-speed DSG. The new Leon is promising to burn an average of 3.8 liters of fuel every 100 km (61.8 mpg US / 74.3 mpg UK) and emit just 99 g/km of CO2.