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World Cup of Cars: Spain vs. Chile

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Spain vs. Chile

In the wonderful world of soccer (sorry, football, that is [even though it’s really called soccer]) today, we’re gearing up for the Spain vs. Chile World Cup match. While it’s looking like Spain may have the upper hand on the field, is that necessarily so on the road? Let’s take a look.

Playing for Spain is the SEAT Leon, manufactured in the very country competing. The Leon is a family car, through and through. It’s got the hatchback body and the roomy interior that moderately sized families need, but it’s still got a sporty edge to it as well, with both petrol and diesel engines available. Oh, and did we mention that it’s laden with the latest and greatest technology including an advanced infotainment system and maintenance-free LED headlights?

SEAT Leon Cupra | Spain vs. Chile

The SEAT Leon Cupra

The SsangYong Actyon (don’t ask us to pronounce it) may not be made in Chile, but it’s certainly popular there. The truck is powered by a 2.0-liter turbo-charged diesel engine and is available in either a 4×2 or 4×4 configuration. Like the Leon, the Actyon has all the latest gadgets, including electric windows and mirrors, USB connectivity, Bluetooth phone connectivity with wireless music streaming, and a 2.3 tonne towing capacity. And just in case you find yourself in trouble, the Actyon comes with 3-year 24/7 roadside assistance.

SsangYong Actyon | Spain vs. Chile

The SsangYong Actyon

So who takes home the gold in this match? It’s certainly just as tough to call as yesterday’s Brazil vs. Mexico matchup, but in the end, we’re going to have to say that the Actyon secures Chile a victory in this World Cup of Cars: Spain vs. Chile match.

You can check out the real Spain vs. Chile match at 3pm on ESPN.

  • I think the history of cars is interesting. SEAT is an acronym, which stood for “Sociedad Española de Automóviles de Turismo” (Spanish Touring Car Company in English. It was established in Spain in 1950, and is now owned by Volkswagen.

    It is pronounced “Seh-Aht” in Spanish.