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Cupra Leon 2022: Australian pricing released ahead of July arrival for most grades

The Spanish hot hatch spans three grades, with the price of the 221kW flagship slotting between the respective Volkswagen Golf GTI and Golf R


When it arrives in Australia from July 2022, the new Cupra Leon hot hatch will take on the Ford Focus ST and Hyundai i30 N, not to mention its Volkswagen Golf cousins.

Prices on-road cost over $43,990 for an entry-level cupra v Grade, which will reach Australia in third quarter, Lyon range moves fast VZ And Plug-in Hybrid VZe 221kW. grade when shaded by Leon VZX The range-topper is priced at $64,990.

Cupra Leon 2022 Front 3/4 Static
The Cupra Leon will be available in petrol and petrol-electric hybrid variants

We’ve already covered the local Leon range in detail, including full specifications for each model – but pricing is a new development.

Most of the Australian Cupra Leon range – VZ, VZe and VZx – will be fielded in good numbers in July 2022, only to be further delayed in base V.

Like its bigger brother, the Formentor midsize SUV, all Leon models for Australia use a 2.0-liter turbocharged petrol four-cylinder engine in various states – with the exception of the plug-in hybrid, which mixes a 1.4-liter turbo. Petrol with 85kW electric motor.

All Leons have a wet-clutch DSG automatic transmission – seven gears for the petrol and six for the plug-in hybrid – while all are front-wheel drive. There is no AWD model available to compete directly with the Golf R or Audi S3.

Cupra Leon 2022 Interior
The interiors of the Leon are dominated by a large touchscreen and the petrol blue trim on the VZx

The slightly delayed Leon V model is priced at $43,990 before on-road costs and is expected to receive a national driveway price closer to the version’s arrival between July and September 2022.

Equipment is generous, however, including 18-inch alloy wheels (with space-saver spares), full LED headlights, LED taillights, privacy glass, a spoiler, and metallic paint.

Inside, the Leon V includes cloth sports bucket seats, a 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and satellite navigation. A black headliner, ambient lighting, and a leather steering wheel with paddle shifters are all standard, as are aluminum pedals and three-zone climate control.

On the safety front, the Leon V gets front and rear AEB, adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist, blind spot monitoring, parking sensors, driver fatigue detection and a reversing camera.

Cupra Leon 2022 Rear End Shot
You can tell a top-shelf VZx by its quad exhaust tips…

Options for the Leon V include a Leather and Sound package ($2450) that combines leather seating with heating for the front pews, along with driver’s electric adjustment and memory, as well as copper dash stitching and nine-speaker, 350-watt Beats Stereo. A sunroof costs $1800, and two premium colors (Wish Red and Graphene Grey) are $475.

The move up to the mid-level Leon VZ – which arrives with the first batch of Australian cars in July – costs $8,600, at $52,590 ($56,990 driveway), but has tweaked engine output to 180kW/s to match its two cousins. Upgrades to 370Nm: Golf GTI, and Skoda Octavia RS.

Equipment and options are shared with the Leon V, although VZ has made 19-inch black/silver wheels to differentiate it.

Most of the equipment is identical to the 180kW/400Nm Leon VZe, which pairs a 1.4-litre turbo petrol (110kW/250Nm) with an 85kW/300Nm electric motor. One minor change found is that Beats Stereo isn’t available for plug-in hybrids, so the major option is the Leather-only package ($2050) with leather, heated front seats, driver’s power adjustment and memory, and copper dash stitching .

Cupra Leon 2022 Charging Port
…whereas the VZe Plug-in Hybrid has a charge port on the front left

The Leon VZe plug-in hybrid costs $59,990 before on-road costs, while driveway prices vary by state and region: $62,990 (ACT), $63,990 (QLD), $64,990 (NSW, SA), $65,490 (VIC), and $65,990 (WA ), while Tasmania and NT pricing will be announced soon.

Lastly, the top-tier Leon VZX is a true hot hatch, churned out 221kW of power and 400Nm of torque from its upgraded 2.0-litre engine. 19-inch copper/black wheels became standard, as did a body kit with a unique side skirt design and quad exhaust tips, as well as a ‘Supersports’ heated leather steering wheel, petrol blue seat and dash, heated front seats , driver’s power adjustment and memory, and a nine-speaker, 340-watt Beats stereo.

The Leon VZX can be further specified with Brembo brakes ($3600), matte paint in petrol blue or magnetic tech ($2300), a power sunroof ($1800), or Graphene Gray premium metallic paint ($475).

Cupra Leon 2022: Prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road cost.

  • Leon V: $43,990 (driveaway pricing to be announced later)
  • Leon VZ: $52,590 ($56,990 driveway)
  • Leon VZe Plug-in Hybrid: $59,990 (driveaway price varies by location)
  • Leon VZX: $60,990 ($64,990 driveaway)


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