Seat has announced they are analyzing the prospects of coming out with diesel-powered Cupra models.

Seat has announced they are analyzing the prospects of coming out with diesel-powered Cupra models.

In an interview with Autocar at the Barcelona Motor Show, Seat's chairman Jürgen Stackmann said the Cupra lineup could be expanded in the near future to include models equipped with a TDI engine. The first car to receive this treatment will likely be the Leon Cupra which is expected to get the bi-turbo 2.0-liter 4-cylinder TDI from the latest-gen Passat where it delivers 240 PS (177 kW) and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) of torque.

In related news, sources close to Seat are saying the Ibiza Cupra will soon receive a 6-speed manual gearbox while Stackmann admitted the company is currently considering a Cupra variant of the upcoming crossover previewed back in March at the Geneva Motor Show through the 20V20 concept.

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