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Cupra Born pros and cons

Pros and Cons by Owners / Test Drives

  • profile photo of user Lilernie94 Lilernie94 GB

    Cupra Born 58kWh 9.5

    owner review of Cupra Born V1 58 kWh 2022

    • Great looks for an EV. More out there design than the standard boring designs a lot of manufacturers are going for.

    • The aurora blue paintwork - glorious colour with the copper accents. The blue changes colour in different light conditions & imo is worth the extra money. 

    • Interior - materials feel nice, look premium & is laid out good to make you feel comfortable when in that space. 

    • Technology - comes with a good amount of tech as standard, heated steering wheel, reversing camera with 360 parking sensors, 13” infotainment unit with wireless Apple CarPlay & android auto.

    • Software - The biggest issue here! 

      VW group EV software is to put it simply - horrendous.

      I have owned the car for 9 months, still no OTA updates.

      The app is a waste of time, had no useful features like locking vehicle, & is very flakey as to whether it actually works & shows up to date information about the car.

    • Charging speeds - yes I know this depends on soc of the battery & the temps etc. But cupra claim the born can do 130kw charging for the 58kWh models, yet I’ve only ever seen over 100kw at 2% soc in the middle of summer. Other than that averaged high 70kw but would prefer the higher speeds a lot more often.

    • Touch climate controls - pain, plain & simple. Slider bars for temp don’t illuminate, so when driving it’s a faff to change the temp etc.

    • Touch buttons on the steering wheel. Take some getting use to, & you always end up catching one you don’t want. 

    • Cupra dealership support - within one week of having the car the dashboard lifted in the middle. A known issue on early models as an issue from build. It’s now 9 months later & the dealership has only just booked it in for the fix to be applied. They have no idea about the car itself, with blank faces or unknown answers to any issues you have with software etc. Dealers need to be more clued up on cars they’re selling.

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