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Seat León Cupra, Greece’s GTI Car of the Year July 1, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Racing & Motors.

The Seat León continues chalking up success all over Europe, and especially in Greece, where it has just been awarded its third recognition, the GTI of the Year 2006-2007, this time for the León Cupra. 

Readers of the motoring magazine “4-Trohoi/4-Wheels” chose the León Cupra over 11 other rivals after a day of road testing at the Megara track. The Cupra was given 26% of the votes, ahead of the Renault Clio RS, with 20%; the Honda Civic Type R, with 14% and the VW Golf GTI Edition, with 13%.

Equipped with a 240 hp 2.0 TFSI engine, the León Cupra is Seat’s most powerful street model and its performance rivals that of any sports car, a top speed of 247 km/h and 0 to 100 km/h acceleration in only 6.4 seconds. The “GTI of the Year” award is in its third edition in Greece, a country where the Seat León has already won two previous distinctions.

Firstly, it got the highest score at the first edition of “Car of 2007” last December from a panel of 27 motoring press journalists Secondly, the Seat León also won the “Hellenic Car of the Year 2007″ award, also at its first edition last December. The winning votes were cast among the readership of the seven main Greek motoring magazines, 4Wheels, Drive, Car&Driver, Autocar, Evo, Car and TopGear.

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