Seat has officially unveiled the three-door Leon SC which will make its debut in March at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

Seat has officially unveiled the three-door Leon SC which will make its debut in March at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

Following yesterday's teaser photo, Spanish automaker Seat has published the first photos with the three-door version of the new Leon. Compared to the stock model, the SC variant has a 35 mm shorter wheelbase measuring 2600 mm and a 4.23-meter overall length. The more sharply raked roofline has been lowered to give the car a sportier appearance. This new design language is inspired by Seat's IBE, IBL and IBX concepts.

Engines are taken from the five-door model, ranging from 1.2- to 2.0-liter units with output varying from 105 HP (77 kW) to 184 HP (135 kW). The suspension is also taken from the standard model so it has MacPherson struts up front and a torsion beam at the rear for the versions with less than 150 HP (110 kW) while those with more have a multi-link layout.

The Leon lineup will grow later this year with an ST estate model, while in 2014 Seat will introduce the more potent Cupra versions for all three body styles.

More details are available in the press release section.