Customers expecting a funky, retro-styled interior might be disappointed by the Tipo’s cabin.
The infotainment screen and instrument binnacle float on a sea of boring black plastic and although the doors are trimmed in an Alcantara-type fabric there’s a wealth of scratchy parts that make the Tipo feel cheaper than some rivals. Rivals such as the Hyundai i30 have better materials and superior build quality.
It's all very dull and boring and the average build quality doesn't help
Basic Tipo models get an old-school radio and no infotainment screen. You have to go mid-range in order to get a five-inch touchscreen that isn’t that good anyway. It is better that what Honda can offer you but falls way short of the operational speed, easy menu structure and colorful graphics of a VW Group system that you’d find in a Skoda Octavia.