Connectivity: Digitally savvy

Martorell, 06 October 2020

While the new CUPRA Leon takes performance and visual appeal to the next level, digitalisation and safety futureproof the vehicle. Engineers and designers have integrated systems that will make the high-performance CUPRA Leon standout in the crowd and bring a new experience to customers.

The pixel-dense 10.25” Digital Cockpit not only has a more modern and versatile design, but provides greater functionality, allowing drivers to view everything from classic information found on analogue dials, such as speedometer and tachometer, to full-colour maps and navigation.

The display 1,280 x 480 pixel TFT can be customised to the driver’s need; in addition to the regular modes, the CUPRA Leon gets an additional Sport View mode, specifically developed by CUPRA, putting information including RPM, torque, power, turbo pressure and G-acceleration front and centre, giving greater clarity and creating a more emotional display.

The Digital Cluster is augmented with a standard 10” infotainment system that incorporates a capacitive display, offers 3D online navigation, reduces the number of hard buttons, and integrates voice and gesture control. The system combines the Wireless Full Link system making it compatible with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto – meaning customers can take the digital lives with them into the car no matter where they go. So, whether you want to bring your contact list, music or mapping systems into the car, they’re all available, and can be accessed in a controlled, intuitive, safe manner.

The infotainment system is a new generation technology, built on the MIB3 platform and make viewing and interaction incredibly easy and simple.

The 10” 1,560 x 700 pixel screen makes all information customers need clear no matter what you’re accessing and the Capacitive touch technology improves system interaction, making the system responsive, precise and intuitive.

Touch sliders add to the ease of use, allowing control of the Climatronic as well as  volume control among others.

Voice recognition is arguably one of the most natural ways to interact with devices, meaning less chance of distraction from the act of driving because there is no need to look away from the road ahead. It’s especially attractive as we become increasingly used to home assistants from the consumer electronics world.

Voice recognition in the CUPRA Leon allows users to interact with the infotainment system using natural language and commands, making corrections and referencing previous commands. The system can be used to find navigation information or search for music in a safer and easier way. Simply say the wake-up words “Hola, Hola” and the system is ready to interact with.

But it is the connection with the outside world that is growing in importance. CUPRA Connect brings online services directly into the vehicle thanks to an embedded SIM. The service allows customers to access downloadable apps, online radio and an expanding ecosystem of functionality.

And when users are away from their vehicle, they can access vehicle information including driving data, parking information, vehicle status and set up speed alerts using the CUPRA Connect app. And for the high-performance plug-in hybrid version, there are additional features too. Drivers can manage the charging process and control the Climatronic remotely.

The embedded SIM also brings improved safety into the vehicle as users benefit from the eCall service. Should an accident occur the vehicle can directly contact the emergency services either manually or automatically. And should the worst happen the vehicle can relay important data including car position, engine type, and number of passengers making it easier for them to assist.

And, to make sure connections are never lost, the new CUPRA Leon includes Qi standard protocol inductive charging for mobile devices (Connectivity Box), as well as four USB-C ports (two in the front, two in the rear) and Bluetooth connectivity so you’re never out of touch.

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