2023 Cupra Leon price and specs

Prices have been increased for most 2023 Cupra Leon models, with all models getting a larger touchscreen and revised tail lights.

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Although deliveries of the Cupra Leon haven’t started yet, the Spanish brand has detailed some minor changes for the 2023 line-up.

All 2023 Cupra Leon models have received a price rise of between $400 and $500 on top of the pre-update models, besides the entry-level V because it hasn’t been made available to purchase yet.

Pricing starts at $43,990 before on-road costs for the Leon V and extends to $61,490 before on-road costs for the Leon VZx.

2023 Cupra Leon models have ditched their 10-inch touchscreens in favour of a larger, 12-inch unit. Scrolling indicators have also been ditched in favour of static indicators in the tail lights.

The 2022 Cupra Leon range is currently available to order, but Cupra plans to progressively roll out ordering for the 2023 range from August.

Orders for the base Leon V will open sometime during the third quarter of 2022.

Pricing

  • 2023 Cupra Leon V: $43,990
  • 2023 Cupra Leon VZ: $52,990 (+$400)
  • 2023 Cupra Leon VZe: $60,490 (+$500)
  • 2023 Cupra Leon VZx: $61,490 (+$500)

All prices exclude on-road costs.

Cupra also has a number of drive-away prices which are as follows:

  • 2022 Cupra Leon VZ: $57,490 (+$500)
  • 2022 Cupra Leon VZe: (+$500)
    • $63,490 (ACT)
    • $64,490 (QLD)
    • $65,490 (NSW)
    • $65,490 (SA)
    • $65,990 (VIC)
    • $66,490 (WA)
  • 2022 Cupra Leon VZx: $65,490 (+$500)

Drivetrains

Each of the four Cupra Leon variants has a different powertrain.

The base V is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 140kW of power and 320Nm of torque. This is mated with a seven-speed wet dual-clutch transmission.

The VZ also uses a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, but its engine produces 180kW and 370Nm.

The VZe mates a 1.4-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine with an electric motor, for total system outputs of 180kW and 400Nm. It uses a six-speed wet dual-clutch transmission.

Lastly, the VZx is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 221kW of power and 400Nm of torque.

All models are front-wheel drive.

Efficiency

The 2023 Cupra Leon has the following claimed combined fuel economy figures:

  • V: 6.2L/100km
  • VZ: 6.7L/100km
  • VZe: 1.8L/100km
  • VZx: 6.8L/100km

All Leon models require a minimum of 95 RON premium unleaded petrol except for the flagship VZx which requires 98 RON premium unleaded.

The plug-in hybrid (PHEV) Leon VZe has a claimed all-electric range of up to 60km.

Dimensions

The 2023 Cupra Leon measures 4398mm long, 1799mm wide and 1442mm tall, with a 2683mm wheelbase.

Boot capacity figures haven’t been released yet.

Servicing and Warranty

The 2023 Cupra Leon is covered by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.

Cupra also includes three years of free servicing.

Safety

The Cupra Leon has a five-star safety rating from ANCAP, which is based on Euro NCAP testing conducted in 2020.

It received an adult occupant protection rating of 91 per cent, a child occupant protection rating of 88 per cent, a vulnerable road user protection rating of 71 per cent, and a safety assist rating of 80 per cent.

Standard safety equipment across the Leon range includes:

  • 10 airbags
  • Autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian and cyclist detection
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Lane-keep assist with highway lane-centering
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Safe exit warning
  • Driver fatigue monitoring
  • Reversing camera

Standard Equipment

The 2023 Cupra Leon V comes with the following standard features:

  • 18-inch black-and-silver alloy wheels
  • 18-inch space-saver spare wheel
  • Heated, power folding side mirrors
  • LED headlights
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Fog lights with cornering function
  • LED tail lights with static indicators (NEW)
  • Automatic headlights
  • Automatic high-beam
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Rear tinted windows
  • 12-inch touchscreen infotainment display (NEW)
  • Wired and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster
  • Wireless phone charger
  • Four USB-C ports
  • Heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Paddle shifters
  • Interior ambient lighting
  • Black headliner
  • Cloth sports bucket seats
  • Driver profile selection
  • Dynamic Chassis Control
  • Progressive steering
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
  • Three-zone climate control
  • Illuminated sill panels
  • Aluminium pedals
  • Semi-autonomous parking assist

The VZ adds the following:

  • 19-inch black-and-silver alloy wheels

The VZe adds:

  • Tyre repair kit (in lieu of space-saver spare wheel)

The flagship VZx adds:

  • 19-inch black-and-copper alloy wheels
  • Side skirts
  • Quad-tip exhaust
  • Heated ‘supersports’ leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Petrol Blue dashboard
  • Petrol Blue leather front bucket seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Power driver’s seat with memory
  • Memory mirrors
  • Nine-speaker Beats sound system

Optional Equipment

The following options are available on the Leon:

  • Power sunroof: $1800 (all models)
  • Brembo brake package: $3600 (VZx)
  • Leather and Sound package: $2450 (V, VZ)
    • Leather upholstery
    • Heated front seats
    • Power driver’s seat with memory
    • Mirror memory
    • Dashboard with copper-coloured stitching
    • Nine-speaker Beats sound system
  • Leather package: $2050 (VZe)
    • Leather upholstery
    • Heated front seats
    • Power driver’s seat with memory
    • Mirror memory
    • Dashboard with copper-coloured stitching

Colours

The 2023 Cupra Leon is available in the following exterior paint finishes, depending on the trim level.

  • Nevada White metallic
  • Magnetic Tech metallic
  • Midnight Black metallic
  • Asphalt Blue metallic
  • Urban Silver metallic
  • Desire Red premium metallic
  • Graphene Grey premium metallic
  • Petrol Blue matte
  • Magnetic Tech matte

Premium metallic paint finishes comprise Desire Red and Graphene Grey, and are a $475 option across the range. Desire Red isn’t available on the VZx.

Exclusive to the VZx is the option of matte paint ($2300), available in either Petrol Blue or Magnetic Tech.

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