First electric Cupra is born
It is IT’s turn to show what is possible with the Volkswagen Group’s electric vehicle platform.
Cupra Born calls the performance-oriented brand that has established itself as an independent company after the spin-off of Seat, the Volkswagen ID3.
It is offered in Northern Ireland with three battery variants and four power levels of up to 228 hp.
The Born presents itself more aggressively than the ID3 – for example with narrow headlight slots – without completely shaking off its VW origins.
At the rear it has a high roofline, bulky bumpers and a continuous light bar.
Inside, Cupra went for a premium feel, with standard bucket seats using a material made from recycled marine plastics.
There is also the 12-inch infotainment system of the latest generation with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The four battery options start with a 148 hp engine and a 45 kWh battery combo with a range of up to 211 miles, while the top spec option has a 228 hp engine and a 77 kWh battery that promises a range of 335 miles.
In the middle there is a 58 kWh battery with a range of 260 miles and an optionally 201 or 228 hp motor.
The fastest accelerating version is the 228 hp model with a 58 kWh battery, which accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 6.4 seconds, while all variants have 229 lb ft of torque.
Prices are due to be announced towards the end of the year, with the first copies expected to reach Northern Ireland in 2022.