The third generation of the Seat Leon will make its public debut later on this fall during the 2012 Paris Motor Show, but the Spanish company has decided to publish the first official photos of the all-new Leon which represents the second vehicle part of the VW Group which uses the company’s MQB (modular transverse matrix) platform, after the new A3 from Audi.
As you can see from these pictures, the third-gen Leon adopts a considerably edgier design compared to the more rounded and softer outgoing version. If you remember, the look of the new Leon was previewed last year in Geneva at Frankfurt where Seat brought the IBE Coupe Concept.
While the current version has hidden rear door grips, the new model will come with traditional handles mounted on the doors. The styling differences between the standard version and the hotter FR can be seen at the alloy wheels and the look of the bumpers, while inside the cabin the 2013 Seat Leon comes with a more modern dashboard which seems to borrow some components from the aforementioned Audi A3, like the steering wheel and the instrument panel which in the Leon has a different trim.
No word about the engines which will power the third generation of the Seat Leon but most likely these will be the same that are found in the A3 and also will motivate the upcoming seventh generation of the Volkswagen Golf.