Set to join the new Leon launched internationally last year, the SC will be the first three-door Leon variant in the nameplates 14-year history.
The model previewed is the high-grade FR spec, featuring LED head and taillights, and a unique tracing effect to the daytime running lights’ illumination.
Drivetrains options for the SC will echo the five-door Leon - and several other Volkswagen Group products - and include turbo and petrol engines ranging from 1.2 to 2.0 litres.
All models will feature MacPherson struts up front, while the rear will be split between torsion bar on lesser-powered models, and multi-link on the upper models - in a strategy similar to the Leon’s platform-cousin 2013 Volkswagen Golf.
An ST-badged Leon wagon is expected to follow later this year, ahead of spiced-up Cupra versions of each bodystyle some time in 2014.
Australia won’t be seeing the Leon in any guise however, with the last local examples of the Volkswagen Group’s Spanish arm being sold in 1999.