Cupra Born review

Category: Small Electric

Section: Interior

Cupra Born 2021 interior dashboard
  • Cupra Born 2022
  • Cupra Born 2021 rear cornering
  • Cupra Born 2021 interior dashboard
  • Cupra Born 2021 interior rear seats
  • Cupra Born 2021 interior infotainment
  • Cupra Born 2021 front cornering
  • Cupra Born 2021 right tracking
  • Cupra Born 2021 rear left tracking
  • Cupra Born 2021 rear light detail
  • Cupra Born 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Cupra Born 2021 interior front seats
  • Cupra Born 2021 interior steering wheel detail
  • Cupra Born 2021 interior detail
  • Cupra Born 2021 boot open
  • Cupra Born 2022
  • Cupra Born 2021 rear cornering
  • Cupra Born 2021 interior dashboard
  • Cupra Born 2021 interior rear seats
  • Cupra Born 2021 interior infotainment
  • Cupra Born 2021 front cornering
  • Cupra Born 2021 right tracking
  • Cupra Born 2021 rear left tracking
  • Cupra Born 2021 rear light detail
  • Cupra Born 2021 alloy wheel detail
  • Cupra Born 2021 interior front seats
  • Cupra Born 2021 interior steering wheel detail
  • Cupra Born 2021 interior detail
  • Cupra Born 2021 boot open
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In this section:
  • Driving position and dashboard
  • Visibility, parking sensors and cameras
  • Sat nav and infotainment
  • Quality

Interior

The interior layout, fit and finish

Driving position and dashboard

The Cupra Born gets a digital pod behind the steering wheel with a small but clear 5.3in display that shows the speed, range and sat-nav instructions, and a rotary-style gear selector on the side, just like in the BMW i3. The position of the driver’s seat in relation to the steering wheel and pedals is very good, leaving you sitting relaxed. Height and reach adjustment for the wheel is standard, as are comfortable, well-bolstered sports seats covered with grippy materials.

The main negative is that you're lumped with lots of touch-sensitive controls. The steering wheel buttons, for example, aren’t physical buttons but touch-sensitive panels, which manage to be both frustratingly easy to accidentally trigger, and infuriatingly difficult to operate when you actually want to.

The rear pillars are thick and the rear screen a little shallow, making the standard front and rear parking sensors, as well as a reversing camera, welcome additions when trying to park. A 360-degree camera is an option as part of the Pilot pack. 

Bright LED headlights are standard, and while they do come with an auto dipping feature, you can’t get fancier matrix lights as per fancier versions of ID.3.

Cupra Born 2021 interior dashboard

Sat nav and infotainment

All Borns come with a 12.0in touchscreen infotainment system (the Volkswagen ID.3 gets a 10.0in one) with sat-nav and wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone mirroring, so you can use your phone apps on the screen.

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