The SEAT Leon Cross Sport concept was one of the company's star attractions at the Frankfurt Motor Show but it appears the model won't be headed for production.

The SEAT Leon Cross Sport concept was one of the company's star attractions at the Frankfurt Motor Show but it appears the model won't be headed for production.

In an interview with Autocar, SEAT's Angel Lahoz said the "... car could be on the road tomorrow, but it will remain a concept." While the model won't be headed for dealerships, Lahoz says the concept will help to inspire new models in the future.

Rumors had suggested the company was considering a production variant but when asked if the decision not to green-light it was tied to the Dieselgate scandal, a spokesperson told the publication the company's plans haven't been affected and they will continue with their strategy as planned.

Regardless of what happened, the Leon Cross Sport concept was a high-performance three-door hatchback with plastic body cladding, an increased ride height and 19-inch alloy wheels.  The model also had LED headlights, a faux skid plate and a four-tailpipe sports exhaust system.

Power was provided by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produced 300 PS (220 kW) and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) of torque.  It is connected to a six-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission and a permanent all-wheel-drive which enabled the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 4.9 seconds.

Source: Autocar

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