Cupra ready to switch to electric with Born and Tavascan

Cupra is making more and more space within the Volkswagen universe: after putting its logo and many horses under the hoods of Ateca and Leon, the Spanish manufacturer presented the Formentor, the first model without a Seat branded counterpart, to which it belongs also the honor of hosting the Audi 5-cylinder on the VZ5 version, the most powerful in the range.

A novelty presented to celebrate the 3 years of the brand, but which represents only the tip of the iceberg of a series of launches planned for the future. Launches that will do without cylinders and pistons, however, transporting Cupra to the world of zero-emission mobility.

Let’s start with the compact

The first step will take the forms of the Cupra Born, the series version of the el-Born. A compact based on the MEB platform and capable of traveling up to 500 km on one charge, thanks to a 77 kWh battery pack. Exactly like the “cousin” Volkswagen ID.3, with which the Spanish compact should also share the other “cuts” of 45 and 58 kWh.

A crucial model for Cupra, which is aimed at increasing the profitability of the brand and respecting the CO2 emission limits imposed by the European Union. Coming in the course of 2021, with production starting mid-year, the Born will be marketed with a formula of monthly subscription, with a fee which will also include different services related to the use of the car.

To support the launch of its first electric, Cupra will enhance its network, including the opening of the new City Garage Store in Munich, following those already present in Mexico City, Hamburg and Barcelona.

We continue with the SUV

After the Born it will be the turn of the production version of the Cupra Tavascan, an average SUV that in terms of dimensions will position itself above the Ateca, doing without any internal combustion engine. A second 100% electric model presented in 2019 as a concept and on which the Spanish manufacturer is working to get it into production.

Cupra Tavascan Concept

An SUV with muscular and sporty style, powered by 2 electric motors (one per axle) for a total power of 306 HP and a range of approximately 450 km.

Land and sea

An increasingly wide and electrified range, which will therefore complement the current plug-in hybrid versions with 2 100% electric models, for a transformation that already has its spearheads in the e-Racer and electric off-road vehicle ready to race in the Extreme E.

Cupra e-Racer
Cupra ABT Extreme E

Next to them will come a completely different vehicle, developed in collaboration with De Antonio Yachts, a Spanish company specialized in the creation of boats and with which Cupra has created a special yacht characterized by a livery that reflects the colors of the Spanish manufacturer. A project which could be followed in the future by a second unpublished model, powered by a new hybrid powertrain.

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Source: Motor1.com Italia – News by it.motor1.com.

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