The SEAT Leon is a hatchback small family car built by the Spanish car manufacturer SEAT since October 1998.
The first two León generations used two differing variants of the Volkswagen Group A platform, and shared many components with other Volkswagen Group cars. The third generation uses the Volkswagen Group MQB platform, also used by the Audi A3 Mk3, Volkswagen Golf Mk7 and Škoda Octavia Mk3.
The first generation of SEAT Leon was officially introduced in 1999 when the Spanish manufacturer rolled out the hatchback version of SEAT Toledo, another SEAT model unveiled in 1991. Similar to other SEAT vehicles which shared parts with Volkswagen models, Leon was built on the Volkswagen A platform, just like Ibiza, Audi A3, Polo and Golf. The 2000 Leon was available in numerous engine configurations, ranging between 1.4-liter 16V and 1.9 TDI. The most powerful engine in the Leon range is a 1.9-liter TDI that produces 150 horsepower and that could help the car reach a top speed of 215 km/h.