SEAT Leon e-Hybrid Soon will No Longer Be Available for Order

SEAT Leon e-Hybrid Soon will No Longer Be Available for Order

In September of last year, Seat unveiled a plug-in hybrid version of the Leon small vehicle for the first time. The Spanish part-time electric car has been pulled from the program less than a year and a half later. The sporty sibling brand Cupra continues to provide the E series variation.

12/2021, Seat Leon e-Hybrid

Since December, the Leon e-Hybrid has not been listed on Seat’s website. The Volkswagen subsidiary had earlier informed dealers in a letter that the model will no longer be customizable or available for purchase by the end of the year.

The explanation provided was the continuously increasing delivery delays. Due to the fact that the present subsidies for plug-in hybrids in Germany will expire in their current form at the end of 2022 and Seat cannot guarantee that freshly ordered Leon e-Hybrids will be delivered by then, the electrified option has been canceled.

12/2021, Seat Leon e-Hybrid

According to news sources, fifty percent of Seat and Cupra Leon buyers have chosen the plug-in hybrid variant. The Seat Leon was more popular overall, with over 19,500 new registrations from January to October 2021 than the Cupra version, with approximately 5,600 registrations.

Cupra offers Leon as a plug-in hybrid vehicle.

The Seat Leon is offered with gasoline and diesel engines, beginning at 21,090 euros for the base model with a 66 kW (90 hp) three-cylinder gasoline engine. The Seat Leon e-Hybrid has a system output of 150 kW (204 hp) and had a base price of EUR 36,040 until recent price reductions.

The WLTP standard allows the Ren electric to go up to 62 kilometers. Seat no longer provides the plug-in hybrid version of the Sportstourer station wagon in addition to the electrified Leon. Seat presently offers just one vehicle with a plug: the SUV Tarraco, priced from 44,800 euros and equipped with a plug-in hybrid powertrain producing 180 kW (245 hp).

12/2021, Cupra Leon Sportstourer

The Leon with a 180 kW (245 horsepower) gasoline engine begins at €36,640 at Cupra. Customers may pick between variants of the e-hybrid with a system output of 150 kW (204 hp) or 180 kW (230 hp) (245 hp). Only with power is it feasible to go 62 kilometers.

The electric Cupra Leon starts at 38,300 euros, while the more powerful model costs 39,795 euros. Currently, Cupra only sells the Leon Sports Tourer as an e-hybrid with a system output of 150 kW for €39,600. (204 hp).

In addition to the new Formentor with software version 1890, which works well and fast, by the way, we also have a Leon 4 E-Hybrid with EZ 12/2020 and software version 1804. In contrast, 1804 is a touch slower, but the difference is not significant.

Everything else on the vehicle functions normally, and I cannot validate the difficulties reported by the TE under normal driving conditions. However, I probably see the automobile less severely than he does. As with the majority of motorists, it is sufficient for me that the automobile functions smoothly every day.

The vehicle is driven 95% of the time in urban traffic. If the battery is depleted, which is uncommon, the mode shifts to combustion. If the delivery timeframes weren’t so terrible, I would have purchased the Formentor or a Cupra Leon ST PHEV based on my positive experiences.

Since the Formentor’s takeover at the end of February, the loudspeakers have failed to produce a sound twice. The issue was resolved by turning off the car and restarting it after 3 to 5 minutes. I will likely complain about this when I get the opportunity and request an update to 1896. Restarting the infotainment system did not resolve the issue.

Multiple IT projects, including SAP deployment, integration of third-party systems with SAP, release revisions, etc., have been overseen by me throughout the course of my employment. My experience has shown me that it is impossible to test everything.

In complicated systems, errors are only discovered in retrospect if a modest, unanticipated modification was made. Even connections that were unexpected. Errors are to be anticipated as the complexity of the systems, which include the contemporary automobile, increases. Obviously, completely flawed systems should not be released to the public, but isn’t this occasion due to consumer impatience?