The Cupra Born wants an introduction. It’s a new model with a brand new mannequin. Cupra is known as a sub-brand of SEAT, one of many Volkswagen Group manufacturers. SEAT is a model for youthful, extra enjoyable loving clients — at the least, judging by the advertising supplies. Cupra is its sporty variant. Youthful, enjoyable loving individuals are speculated to be sporty, however SEAT can also be a low-budget model. Cupra is much less low finances. It’s a younger, sporty model between the Audi and Volkswagen manufacturers.
However with the Cupra Born priced above the ID.3, there isn’t a SEAT ID.3 clone priced nicely beneath it. Each Skoda and SEAT ought to have an ID.3 competitor. That’s the reason Volkswagen Group has its market segregation. Each market section has its personal model with fashions good for that market. The Skoda Enyaq iV competitor to the VW ID.4 is doing higher in some markets and Skoda now additionally has an Enyaq coupe competing with the ID.5.
I’ve little doubt that we are going to see SEAT, Skoda, and Cupra opponents to all ID.# fashions within the close to future.
Delivery of the BEV
The Born was first launched as a SEAT mannequin, and is transitioning to the Cupra model when Cupra is launched in a brand new market. In Germany, the Born remains to be offered as a SEAT mannequin. In most different markets, it’s now the Cupra Born.
This historical past makes the origin of the Born a bit chaotic. However a cousin of the ID.3 just isn’t actually exhausting to make or to position available in the market.
Specs at EV-Database.org:
- Battery: 58 kWh, with about 217 miles of vary.
- Battery: 77 kWh, with about 280 miles of vary.
- Motor: 150 kW and 310 Nm of torque, rear-wheel drive.
- Motor: 170 kW and 310 Nm of torque, rear-wheel drive.
- Charging: 124 kW DC and 11 kW AC.
- Euro NCAP: ***** (5 stars)
- Size * Width * Top: 170.2” * 71.2” * 60.6”
- Prime velocity: 160 km/h (100 mph).
- Record costs between €41,000 and €50,000 (gross sales tax and supply prices included).
The Cupra Born is technically very very like the ID.3 Professional Efficiency. Each have a 150 kW motor and about the identical exterior dimensions. However the Cupra Born additionally has the choice of a 170 kW motor with the usual battery and with the bigger 77 kWh lengthy vary battery. As you’ll be able to anticipate from a sportier model, it’s only a bit extra pricey than the VW ID.3 cousins. To indicate it’s sporty and splendid, it has copper-colored accents inside and outside.
Infotainment & Driving Help
Being later to affix the market, it isn’t hampered just like the ID.3 by a historical past of manufacturing issues and lacking software program. The inventive consumer interface designers have given the Cupra software program a barely totally different interface, however so far as I perceive the Volkswagen and SEAT/Cupra salespeople, it’s functionally equivalent.
For younger households, the prime goal for this mannequin, it’s going to carry out the identical position that the VW Golf has carried out for the previous practically 50 years. Solely, once more, a bit higher, as each technology of the Golf was only a bit higher. Switching to a totally electrical powertrain will increase the specs and advantages greater than any earlier technology did. However this isn’t one thing to elucidate to CleanTechnica readers. 😊
I’ll write a Cupra Born 1st impressions article in a number of weeks. I hope to do proper by this automobile. Nonetheless, I’m not a younger, sporty individual. As an alternative, I’m previous and lazy, on the lookout for consolation and usefulness. However I’ll do my finest to think about all of it and report again appropriately.
All footage courtesy of Cupra.
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