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Cupra Born hatchback - Reliability & safety

While a relative unknown, we expect the Cupra Born to be reliable

Carbuyer Rating

4.3 out of 5

Reliability & safety Rating

4.0 out of 5

Cupra Born reliability

The Volkswagen Group has invested millions of pounds in its all-new electric architecture and the Cupra Born benefits from this extensive development and testing. Build quality and reliability are an important part of the manufacturing giant’s effort to steer people away from combustion-engined models.

If there are gremlins early on, they're most likely to be software related, as so many of the car's systems are electronic. The ID.3 suffered from lots of tech bugs not long after its launch, but we’re hoping that all of those have been fixed by now.

With fewer moving parts than a petrol or diesel engine, you’d hope that there’s less to go wrong with the powertrain. We’ll have to wait a little longer to see if that’s the case.

Safety

Lots of safety equipment is available for the Born, including features like predictive cruise control and even semi-autonomous driving that can assist with steering, accelerating and slowing the car in heavy traffic on the motorway to make long trips more relaxing. The Cupra can also be fitted with a 360-degree camera view to make it easier to park, along with sensors to detect other traffic and help prevent collisions.

These features should help it when it's crash-tested by Euro NCAP, and Cupra will be hoping it gains the same five-star safety rating as the Volkswagen ID.3, Polestar 2 and Skoda Enyaq iV. The Cupra Leon and Formentor both have five-star scores too.

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