Cupra shows off all-electric el-Born

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Cupra confirms that the next model to join the family will be all-electric: the Cupra el-Born. Since its appearance at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the design team has continued to evolve the vehicle’s styling, giving it what the company describes as a sportier character and an even more striking visual appeal.

Developed on Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform, the Cupra el-Born boasts a 77kWh (gross: 82kWh) battery, driving the rear wheels, offering a range of up to 310 miles (500km). Thanks to its fast charging capability, the Cupra el-Born will take on the energy needed for at least 161miles (260km) in 30 minutes. The el-Born will accelerate from 0-31mph (0-50km/h) in only 2.9 seconds.

The Cupra el-Born will also offer convenience features such as an Augmented Reality Head-Up Display and full connectivity. The interior “encapsulates Cupra philosophy, with sports bucket seats, the new Cupra steering wheel with Cupra mode buttons and high-quality, sustainably-sourced material choices throughout”.

The new Cupra el-Born will be manufactured at the Zwickau plant in Germany.

SEAT Vice-President for Sales and Marketing and Cupra CEO Wayne Griffiths stated: “Cupra el-Born displays all the genes of the Cupra brand and we have taken the original concept to the next level creating a new sporty and dynamic design and reengineering the technological content. Cupra el-Born is the living proof that performance and electrification are a great match.”

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