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Cupra Born Introduction – CleanTechnica

The Cupra Born wants an introduction. It’s a new model with a brand new mannequin. Cupra can be a sub-brand of SEAT, one of many Volkswagen Group manufacturers. SEAT is a model for youthful, extra enjoyable loving prospects — no less than, judging by the advertising and marketing supplies. Cupra is its sporty variant. Youthful, enjoyable loving individuals are alleged to be sporty, however SEAT can be a low-budget model. Cupra is much less low finances. It’s a younger, sporty model between the Audi and Volkswagen manufacturers.

Cupra Born 2

Cupra Born

However with the Cupra Born priced above the ID.3, there is no such thing as a SEAT ID.3 clone priced nicely under it. Each Skoda and SEAT ought to have an ID.3 competitor. That’s the reason Volkswagen Group has its market segregation. Each market phase 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 question that we are going to see SEAT, Skoda, and Cupra opponents to all ID.# fashions within the close to future.

Cupr Born 1

Cupra Born

Beginning 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.

Cupra Born 4

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 arduous to make or to position out there.

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 * Peak: 170.2” * 71.2” * 60.6”
  • High pace: 160 km/h (100 mph).
  • Checklist costs between €41,000 and €50,000 (gross sales tax and supply prices included).

Driving Machine

The Cupra Born is technically very very similar to 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 possibly can count on from a sportier model, it’s only a bit extra expensive than the VW ID.3 cousins. To indicate it’s sporty and opulent, it has copper-colored accents inside and outside.

Infotainment & Driving Help

Cupra Born dashboard

Cupra Born dashboard

Being later to hitch the market, it’s not hampered just like the ID.3 by a historical past of manufacturing issues and lacking software program. The inventive person 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’ll carry out the identical function 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 completely electrical powertrain will increase the specs and advantages greater than any earlier technology did. However this isn’t one thing to clarify to CleanTechnica readers. 😊

I’ll write a Cupra Born 1st impressions article in just a few weeks. I hope to do proper by this automotive. Nevertheless, I’m not a younger, sporty particular person. As an alternative, I’m previous and lazy, in search of consolation and usefulness. However I’ll do my finest to contemplate all of it and report again appropriately.

All footage courtesy of Cupra.




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