Very quick and very well equipped.
Badge will be an issue for some.
Based upon the MkIV Golf but with greater emphasis on looking and feeling like a sporting proposition, the Cupra R is a VW group bargain. The Audi TT uses this engine yet costs £27,000. It’s an easier car to drive quickly than the Honda Civic Type-R or Ford Focus RS and it is also loaded with equipment. If you want a lot of car for your money and you aren’t obsessed about the badge on your keyring, then this is worth serious consideration.