Cupra Born gets bigger battery and “E-boost”


Last year, Cupra Born, the Spanish slightly more fraternal sibling to Volkswagen’s people-electric car ID3, was launched. Now the model program is updated and the car gets a bigger battery as well as an E-boost function that gives height peak power.

Not too long ago, Cupra was the name of Seat’s sportiest alternative. For a few years now, however, it has broken out as a separate brand and taken its first steps with dedicated models.

One such is the Born, which is a compact electric car and cousin to the VW ID3. The model is Cupras’ best-selling in Sweden and to further increase the attraction, a couple of important updates are now being launched.

The first is that you can buy the car with a larger battery. Instead of the standard version 58 kWh, it is possible to order the car with a 77 kWh battery. This means that Born on paper can handle up to 545 kilometers.

Fast charging power of 135 kW

In addition, E-boost is also launched, a function that increases the maximum power to 170 kW / 231 horsepower. This is standard for the large battery – and optional for the 58 kWh version. In the latter case, the acceleration is reduced from 0–100 km / h to 6.6 seconds.

In the car with the larger battery, the higher weight means that the acceleration gain disappears. Something that also disappears is the middle seat in the back and the car with a large battery is only 4-seater.

The positive thing about the E-boost cars is that they are not just boosted on acceleration. No, the fast charging power is also increased to 135 kW. This makes it possible to achieve a range of 100 km with a charge of 6-8 minutes.

And what does the new “long-distance car” cost then? Well, the price starts at SEK 508,900, which is then close to SEK 40,000 more than the standard car and SEK 25,000 more than the E-boost 58 kWh.


Source: Nyteknik – Senaste nytt by www.nyteknik.se.

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