The SEAT el-Born is useless, lengthy reside the Cupra el-Born. Seat’s version of the VW ID.3 will turn into formally accessible with Cupra badges, no less than in the interim.
Seat’s standalone performance brand will turn into the primary to supply an electrical scorching hatch throughout the VW Group as soon as the Cupra el-Born goes on sale in 2021. The corporate didn’t reveal the complete technical specs of the MEB-based EV hatch, solely saying that it’s powered by a 77 kWh battery pack and an electrical motor of unspecified horsepower driving the rear wheels.
Due to the massive battery, the driving vary is estimated at 310 miles (500 km). Quick-charging compatibility implies that the Spanish EV requires simply 30 minutes of charging for 160 miles (260 km) of vary.
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Cupra says that the el-Born will do 0-31 mph (50 km/h) in 2.9 seconds, however it doesn’t reveal the 0-62 mph time simply but. Nevertheless, the carmaker provides that its first electrical automobile will function an completely developed Dynamic Chassis Management Sport (DCC Sport) to supply a “superior degree of driving dynamics”.
The final form of the new Cupra el-Born is understandably much like that of the VW ID.3, however the Spanish mannequin includes a extra aggressive entrance finish, deeper aspect sills, new wheels, and its personal distinctive styling touches that embrace bronze detailing inside and outdoors.
The inside can be much like that of the electrical VW, solely right here it includes a new raised heart console, a brand new steering wheel with Drive Profile Choice and Cupra mode buttons, sporty bucket seats, and a unique materials choice.
“The Cupra el-Born shows all of the genes of the Cupra model and we’ve got taken the unique idea to the following degree creating a brand new sporty and dynamic design and reengineering the technological content material,” stated Cupra CEO Wayne Griffiths. “The Cupra el-Born is the residing proof that efficiency and electrification are an awesome match.”
Cupra’s new electrical mannequin will probably be manufactured at VW’s Zwickau factory alongside the ID.Three and will probably be launched within the European market in 2021.