2023 Cupra Leon pricing and features: Entry-level V due next year

Local pricing and features revealed for Cupra’s debut hatchback, offered in warm and properly-hot forms

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  • Four variants on offer
  • Five-year/unlimited-km warranty, three-years free scheduled servicing
  • Base Leon V begins at $43,990, top-spec 221kW Leon VZx costs $65,490 drive-away

UPDATE: 2023 Cupra Leon V due next year

The entry-level 2023 Cupra Leon V will be available for pre-order in January.

Cupra has confirmed the hatchback, priced from $43,990 before on-road costs – making it the brand's most affordable vehicle – will arrive in Australian showrooms in the first half of 2023.

It will join the all-electric Born hatch, which is also due here in the first half of the year, which will start from $59,990 plus on-roads.

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The Leon V will be offered at $47,990 drive-away.


Our original story, below, has been updated to reflect the latest information.

Jordan Hickey

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The story to here

July 2022: 2023 Cupra Leon details announced

Pricing and features for the 2023 Cupra Leon have been announced.

The updated Leon small hatchback gains a larger 12-inch infotainment system, while scrolling indicators have been replaced by static indicators in the tail-lights.

This upsized screen will replace a smaller 10-inch unit, set to feature on model-year 2022 examples available to order from today – July 8, for a month until MY23 sales commence.

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It also sees the entry-level V and plug-in VZe and officially join the range, set to arrive in the first quarter of 2023 or later this year, respectively.

Pricing has increased by $400 on the VZ, and by $500 for the VZe and VZx.

Our original story, first published in April, has been updated to reflect this information and continues below.

April 2022: The Cupra Leon hatchback makes its Australian debut, with pricing beginning at $43,990 (before on-road costs).

Cupra has revealed local details surrounding its anticipated Leon hatchback. Deliveries are expected to commence from mid-2022, with four variants making up the range.

The range comprises of the base Leon V, the mid-spec VZ, a plug-in hybrid VZe, and top-spec VZx.

The newly launched Cupra brand isn’t pulling any punches with its market penetration strategy, offering high levels of specification along with a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty that includes three years of complimentary scheduled servicing.

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2023 Cupra Leon pricing

Prices exclude on-road costs.

Leon V$43,990 RRP ($47,990 drive-away)
Leon VZ$52,990 RRP ($57,490 drive-away)
Leon VZe$60,490 RRP (see below for drive-away pricing)
Leon VZx$61,490 RRP ($65,490 drive-away)

Cupra Leon VZe drive-away pricing:

  • ACT: $63,490
  • Queensland: $64,490
  • NSW and SA: $65,490
  • Victoria: $65,990
  • WA: $66,490
  • Tasmania and the NT: TBA
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2023 Cupra Leon features

Leon V

2.0-litre turbo 4-cylinder 140kW/320Nm
Seven-speed wet clutch DSG
Metallic paint
18" Sport Alloy wheels (with 18" temporary spare)
Tyre Pressure Warning System
Heated power folding mirrors (dark chrome)
LED headlights and DRLs
LED tail lights
Fog lamps with cornering function
Auto high beam
Rear tinted windows
Rear roof spoiler
10.25-inch digital instrument cluster
12-inch infotainment system
Satellite navigation
Wireless phone charging
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (wired/wireless)
2x front and 2x rear USB-C ports
Leather heated multifunction steering wheel with paddle shifters
Ambient interior lighting
Cloth sports bucket seats
Dynamic Chassis Control
Progressive steering
Keyless entry and start
Auto dimming rear view mirror
Three-zone climate control
Illuminated scuff plates
Aluminium pedals
Floor mats
Adaptive cruise control
Travel Assist
Autonomous emergenecy braking with pedestrian and cycling detection
Lane-keep assist
Park assist
Blind-spot assist with Exit assist
Driver attention monitoring
Emergency assist
Rain-sensing wipers
Reversing camera

Leon VZ, in addition to Leon V

2.0-litre turbo 4-cylinder 180kW/370Nm
19" Sport Alloy wheels (with 18" temporary spare)

Leon VZe, in addition to Leon VZ

1.4-litre turbo 4-cylinder 110kW/250Nm
Electric motor 85kW/300Nm
Combined 180kW/400Nm
6-speed wet clutch DSG
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Leon VZx, in addition to VZe

2.0-litre turbo 4-cylinder 221kW/400Nm
19" Sport Black and Copper Alloy wheels
Side skirts
Quad exhaust
Supersports Leather Steering Wheel with satellite buttons and heating
Petrol Blue dashboard
Petrol Blue leather bucket seats
Heated front seats with driver adjustment and memory
Memory function for external mirrors
Beats Sound System, 9-speaker with subwooder and 340w Amplifier


Leather and sound pack ($2450)
Electric sunroof ($1800)
Premium Metallic Paint ($475)
Brembo Brake package | VZx only ($3600)
Matte Paint | VZx only ($2300)
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Above: The outgoing 10-inch infotainment system, with identical software

Engine and driveline

The young Cupra brand is well supported by its Volkswagen Group parent, with much of the Leon range powered by the prolific and flexible EA888 turbo four-cylinder in various states of tune.

It’s a logical progression as you walk up through the range, with the basic Leon V comprising of the turbo-four and seven-speed DSG transmission, producing 140kW and 320Nm.

The VZ utilises the same mechanical package, with the wick turned up to 180kW and 370Nm.

The VZe breaks convention, harnessing a lower-capacity 1.4-litre turbo four-cylinder producing 110kW and 250Nm in conjunction with an 85kW/300Nm electric motor to produce a combined 180kW and 400Nm. It shifts through a six-speed wet-style dual-clutch.

The VZx tops the range, with its EA888 producing 221kW and 400Nm, and may prove an attractive front-drive stopgap model between the Golf GTI and incoming Golf R.

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The Cupra Leon rides on a 2683mm wheelbase, and measures 4398mm in overall length and 1442mm in height.

Body width measures 1799mm, swelling to 1992mm at the widest point of the side mirrors.

Boot space is quoted at 380 litres, although the plug-in hybrid VZe loses some stowage space due to its battery pack, reducing capacity to 270 litres.

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Front assist with Pedestrian and Cyclist detection
Lane assist
Park assist
Side assist with Exit assist
Driver fatigue monitor
Emergency assist
Rear camera

Warranty and servicing

In Australia, the Cupra Leon range is covered with a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty and three years of free scheduled servicing.


The 2023 Cupra Leon VZ, VZe and VZx are now available, while the entry-level V is slated to arrive in early 2023.



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