Whenever Seat launched a new sporty machine it went out the factory door with a Cupra badge – the Cupra name was to Seat what Type R is to Honda. But Seat decided Cupra needed some more space to grow, and so it has left its home to do things its own way.
So this is the first all-new car from that now-independent Cupra brand, and it's an SUV that's been developed entirely in-house by the Cupra team. Is it any good? Should Seat have left Cupra the way it was? What better way to find out than by driving this matt-blue 310PS hot SUV?