Cupra initially launched the new 2021 Leon with the well-known 2.0 TSI engine seen in many applications such as the VW Golf R, Audi S3 etc, but with continuing pressure to improve emissions and its environmental credentials, a hybrid version has also been introduced into the line-up, with technology also shared within the VAG group from the Golf GTE model, using the 1.4 TSI petrol engine that produces 150 bhp combined with a 115 horsepower electric motor to give a total of 245 bhp, along with a 13kWh battery pack that will allow it to run in electric only mode for up to 31 miles at speeds up to 84 mph, and can be recharged at home every night either from a conventional plug or faster from a home charger and is linked to a 7 speed DSG automatic gearbox as standard but unlike the 2.0 TSI, the hybrid is front wheel drive only.
Most Hybrid cars function in one of two ways – either as a “Mild” version which has a smaller battery and recharged energy from the engine, and recoups it during deceleration and braking, to supplement power to the car at lower speeds and save you maybe 5-10% in fuel economy, or the more advanced but usually more expensive “plug-in” option like this Formentor model, which charges up either from a home charger or a more powerful public charger, and allows the car to run in electric only mode at lower speeds and smaller throttle openings – ranges are typically around 30-35 miles of electric only running but this is improving all the time from better battery technology, perfect for around town and general commuting, though if you’re doing mainly longer runs at high speeds then you’re effectively just carrying around a heavy battery and extra electric motor for nothing and not seeing the benefits, so something like a diesel may still be a better choice for you in that situation. Most plug-in hybrid models come with an automatic gearbox as standard to optimise fuel efficiency, and are several thousand pounds more on the list price than their standard petrol versions but due to the enhanced resale values are typically only a few pounds a month more on the leasing price - so it’s well worth comparing how much you would saving in fuel costs, for example if the car is £30 a month more to lease but will save you £200 a month in petrol it’s a no brainer to choose one.
The full range of Orangewheels new 2021 Cupra Leon eHybrid Lease Deals are shown above available in the VZ Edition, VZ2 or VZ3 specification, with the 2.0 TSI petrol or the 1.4 eHybrid, both with the 7 speed DSG automatic gearbox. Just click on the new car specification you want to lease, and use our simple online calculator to change the parameters of mileage, term and up-front payment to work out your perfect deal, and see the cheapest monthly payments on a Leon Hybrid we can find you in the UK from our large selection of leasing companies, with road tax and delivery anywhere to mainland UK included in the price.