Our spies have managed to snap new pictures of the 2013 Seat Leon.

Caught through a long distance lens, the prototypes have a steeply raked windscreen, a sloping roofline and a prominent rear hatch.

Since the model is based on the Volkswagen Golf VII, we can expect it to ride on the MQB platform and feature a variety of petrol and diesel engines. A hybrid or plug-in hybrid is also a possibly, but nothing is official as of yet.

The redesigned Seat Leon could be launched in early 2013, so stay tuned for additional information.

2013 Seat Leon spied with less camouflage