Before it was changed into a different brand, the Cupra was a version of some of the Spanish Seat brand.
It defined the most performance models such as Leon.
The compact-class vehicle built on the same MQB platform as the Golf shares a lot of components with its German cousin. But the Cupra has different styling and interior. It comes in two body styles: as a three-door or as a five-door vehicle. It is fitted as standard with full LED headlights, a different bumper, and 19” light-alloy wheels. A roof spoiler and dual oval exhausts are completing the hot-hatch look.
From the technical point of view, it is a VW Golf GTI, but with a different look. Some like the Leon Cupra more than the GTI and some like the Golf more. It worth knowing that the Leon Cupra comes as standard with a limited-slip differential and adaptive suspension, features that are available on the Golf only as an extra option.
For fast cornering, the Leon Cupra features sport bucket-seats with good lateral support and the Cupra logo on the seatbacks. The infotainment unit is Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible. Of course, when cruising on the “comfort” suspension setting, it will be a nice addition. But when is on the “race” setting, the music will come from the inline-four, turbocharged engine from the front.