Orders start now, before the new model arrives in showrooms in July.
The new Leon FR (short for ‘formula racing’) will be offered with a choice of petrol or diesel engines. The Leon 2.0 T FSI FR develops 198bhp from its turbocharged direct-injection petrol engine, while the 2.0 TDI FR, which comes in at £17,495 OTR, produces 168bhp and from its 16-valve diesel engine.
The FR has new bumpers front and rear, 17-inch alloy wheels (with 18-inch versions as an option), sports seats, white instrumentation, twin stainless steel exhaust pipes, FR-specific steering wheel and gearlever and FR logos badging.
Standard equipment includes dual-zone climate control, ESP (electronic stability programme), EBA (emergency brake assistance system), alarm with immobiliser, cruise control, four electric windows, remote-control central locking, electrically adjustable and foldable door mirrors, trip computer, height and reach-adjustable steering wheel with audio controls, CD/radio with MP3-compatibility, plus auxiliary audio connection in the centre console.
The new Leon FR will also be on show at the British International Motor Show this year. The Show, held for the first time at London’s ExCel Centre, will run from July 20-30.