SEAT Leon Concept heading to 2019 Geneva Motor Show.

The Leon will be previewed by a concept car at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show in March.

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Our spy photographers have already caught the 2020 Seat Leon on camera, but due to the heavy camouflage, it’s nearly impossible to make out its design details. However, the brand’s design chief, Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos told the British publication that it will adopt a different styling to set it further apart from its siblings within the Volkswagen Group.

The exterior of the all-new Seat Leon won’t be the only major novelty, as the cabin is going through an extensive makeover of its own. Previous reports indicate the adoption of the latest infotainment technologies, which will include controls for the air conditioning and voice commands, and will also support over-the-air updates.

Seat is using the MQB platform for the development of the next Leon, albeit in an updated form. Thanks to the use of lightweight materials, the car will go through a diet which, combined with new petrol and diesel engines (yep, oil-burners aren’t going anywhere yet), will improve fuel consumption.

SEAT concept
SEAT concept
SEAT concept

“We are going to be steering away from edges and lines. Using hard lines to express precision is something we have been doing since the Leon was launched in 2012. But we need to be more different to our colleagues in the Volkswagen Group” “There will be far fewer structured lines, the sort of lines that simply travel from A to B. There will be bolder sculpture, fullness with some tension. The sort of surfaces you have to touch in order to understand them completely. Something sensual.”

Mesonero-Romanos - SEAT design director