Cupra has, in fact, launching a new version of the Leon that is calling the “VZ Cup.” Actually, it does add some visual drama and sportiness to the Spanish sibling of the VW Golf GTI. It is available with both pure ICE-powered and plug-in hybrid powertrains. It has the flagship trim of the range. Thus, the buyers can, in fact, choose between the hatchback and the Sportstourer body styles.
Cupra VZ Cup – Wheels and Accents
The VZ Cup is differentiating, starting with the design, by the 19-inch Exclusive II allow wheels with copper accents. It does match the Cupra emblems. Moreover, the other details did include the dark aluminum side skirts. Plus a carbon rear spoiler. Also, it does retain the sporty body kit of the Cupra Leon. This includes large bumper intakes, quad exhaust pipes, and a diffuser.
The highlight inside is the heavily bolstering “supersport” bucket seats which are upholstering in either black or petrol blue leather. Moreover, there is a Cupra mode selector on the steering wheel and leather-style upholstery on the dashboard. However, being the highest trim means that the VZ Cup gets a pretty long list of the standard equipment. It does include the 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster. Also the 10-inch infotainment touchscreen.
Moreover, the get Cupra Leon with either the 2.0 TSI does produce the 296 hp (221 kW / 300 PS) or with the 1.4 e-Hybrid powertrain. It produces a combined 242 hp (180 kW/ 245 PS). However, the first one is mating with the 7-speed DSG. In fact, the latter with the 6-speed DSG. Also in both cases, the power is sending to the front wheels. Plus, the Sportstourer VZ Cup is really available in an all-wheel-drive version calling 4Drive.
Additionally, the Sportstourer VZ Cup is also available in an all-wheel-drive version called 4Drive, it is really a more powerful version of the 2.0 TSI producing 306 hp (228 kW / 310 PS).
In terms of pricing, in Germany, the Cupra Leon VZ Cup 2.0 TSI hatchback starts from €47,160 ($53,296), and the 1.4 e-Hybrid from €46,670 ($52,731).