Spain’s Seat has unveiled a new model in its growing Leon range, launching the tall ‘X-Perience’ wagon this week.
As with sister brand Skoda’s Octavia Scout, the Leon X-Perience is essentially a jacked-up and ‘ruggedised’ version of the company’s Leon ST wagon.
Apart from the SUV-like height granted by its taller suspension package, the X-Perience adds a familiar assortment of crossover elements, including grey plastic scuff guards and unique bumpers at both ends.
Wheel options include relatively large 17- and 18-inch designs, and chrome exhaust tips are featured at the rear.
The X-Perience is even less rugged in the cabin, with changes limited to a unique orange stitching, special badging, and optional leather or Alcantara upholstery.
Sitting 15mm higher than the ST wagon, the X-Perience is also packaged with an all-wheel-drive system that uses the same fifth-generation Haldex system found in the Octavia Scout and other all-wheel-drive models in the Volkswagen Group family.
The X-Perience will be offered with three diesel engines and one petrol engine, with the diesel units ranging in output from 81 to 135kW, and the 1.8 petrol unit offering 132kW.
The Leon X-Perience will hit European showrooms in the coming months, but, as always with the Seat brand, an Australian debut is not planned.
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