Cupra Leon dashboard
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  • Cupra Leon alloy wheel detail
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  • Cupra Leon interior front seats
  • Cupra Leon interior driver display
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  • Cupra Leon boot open
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  • Cupra Leon front right tracking
  • Cupra Leon rear cornering
  • Cupra Leon dashboard
  • Cupra Leon back seats
  • Cupra Leon infotainment
  • Cupra Leon right tracking
  • Cupra Leon rear right tracking
  • Cupra Leon front right tracking
  • Cupra Leon front right static
  • Cupra Leon rear left static
  • Cupra Leon alloy wheel detail
  • Cupra Leon headlights detail
  • Cupra Leon rear lights detail
  • Cupra Leon Estate right tracking
  • Cupra Leon Estate rear right tracking
  • Cupra Leon interior front seats
  • Cupra Leon interior driver display
  • Cupra Leon interior back seats
  • Cupra Leon boot open
  • Cupra Leon Estate boot open
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Interior

The interior layout, fit and finish

The Cupra Leon’s driving position is excellent, with pedals that line up neatly with the steering wheel and driver’s seat, which is comfy on long journeys and supportive through corners.

The digital instruments behind the steering wheel are great and can be set up in a number of styles. However, the Leon doesn’t have proper buttons and switches on its dashboard – instead it has touch-sensitive pads like the latest VW Golf GTI. You can’t find these by feel, so you have to look away from the road to check you’re not just pressing a random bit of the dashboard – and that’s distracting at 30mph, let alone 70mph.

You also get a natural voice control function. You wake it up by saying “Hola, Hola”, and then things like “I’m cold” (to ask it to turn up the heater). It doesn’t always work perfectly, though.

The Leon has a plusher-looking interior than the Ford Focus ST. You’ll find squidgy, dense-feeling plastic on the top of the dashboard and lots of Cupra flourishes dotted about inside the Leon. It doesn’t look or feel as posh inside as a BMW M135i but it’s pretty much as good as the Golf GTI.

Cupra Leon dashboard
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