The cabin is unchanged from the outgoing model, so it feels solid and hard wearing but it lacks the design polish and overall build quality of the Golf – the group works hard to protect its carefully managed hierarchy.
Unfortunately, it also lacks some of the flair you might expect from a brand that trades so heavily on its old ‘Auto Emocion’ slogan – the Cupra’s cabin is unremittingly dark and while the general layout is pleasant enough it’s hardly a soul-stirring environment.
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Luckily SEAT does a little better if you trust its current ‘Technology to enjoy’ slogan, since (like other cars of this size from the Volkswagen Group) the infotainment system is easy to use, and SEAT got a jump on many of its rivals by offering Apple CarPlay compatibility – the system’s big, clear controls on the touchscreen finally make these layouts as easy to use as good old-fashioned buttons.
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- 2SEAT Leon Cupra performance and 0-60 time
- 3SEAT Leon Cupra engine and gearbox
- 4SEAT Leon Cupra ride and handling
- 5SEAT Leon Cupra MPG and running costs
- 6SEAT Leon Cupra interior and tech - currently reading
- 7SEAT Leon Cupra design
- 8SEAT Leon Cupra 300 vs rivals