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Cupra Born is official: the electric hot hatch is up to 170 kW.  It differs from ID.3 in many ways

Cupra Born is official: the electric hot hatch is up to 170 kW. It differs from ID.3 in many ways

Cupra expands its offering with another premium model. It’s called Born and it’s the brand’s first electric car. VW ID.3 technology uses, but differs in many ways.

The Cupra brand is gradually expanding its model range. The first models, the Attica and Leon, were created on the basis of the Saat cars, of which the Cobra is a sister brand, but now the premium car collection is expanding as well. After the Formentor crossover, there’s a previously announced Cupra Born electric car.

It was introduced in concept form last summer, while the serial version hasn’t changed significantly compared to the original. So Sagittarius relies on a rough-looking face With triangular headlights, adapted to electric propulsion due to the absence of a conventional visor. On the contrary, the stern with threaded taillights visually connects to the existing Formentor or Leon.

With a length of 4,322 mm, a width of 1,809 mm and a height of 1,537 mm, the vehicle roughly corresponds in size to a Volkswagen ID.3 with the same base, which also matches a wheelbase of 2,765 mm. However, the cobra is taller and shorter.

However, the Born’s interior is distinctive, with a different-looking dashboard and exhaust from the ID.3. Another is the sporty steering wheel with a pair of distinctive buttons. Then the simplified instrument panel is decorated with a floating touch screen for the multimedia system, which has a standard diameter of 12 inches. There are also sustainable materialsLike upholstery with Seaqual twine fabrics made from recycled sea-caught plastic, or eco-friendly Dinamica microfibre fabric.

Of course, there is no shortage of modern equipment associated with the MEB platform. There is voice control, access to online services or a transparent screen with augmented reality. Among the assistance systems is Predictive Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Driving Assistant or Emergency Assistant, which stops the vehicle itself if the driver is unwell.

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At the time of the Cobra premiere, he’s still talking about two variants of Born’s performance. The first has a power of 110 kW and 310 Nm of torque, which is based on a battery with a usable capacity of 45 kWh. However, for an additional fee, it will be possible to purchase a more powerful 150 kW version, from which it will be possible to choose from batteries with a capacity of 58 kW or 77 kWh. And if that wasn’t enough, you can order their e-Boost package, which will increase power up to 170 kW.

Cupra Born: Basic technical data of the variants presented
performance [kW] 110 150 170 170
Torque [N.m] 310 310 310 310
Battery capacity [kWh] 45 58 58 77
Range is according to WLTP [km] 340 420 420 540
Acceleration 0-100 km / h [s] 8,9 7,3 6,6 7

In all cases, the Born relies on a synchronous electric motor with permanent magnets over the rear axle, driving the rear wheels only. The liquid-cooled battery system is stored with lithium-ion cells in the floor. With the widest range of batteries, the Electric Cupra has to travel up to 540 kilometers on a single charge according to WLTP’s methodology.

The rationale for a group MEB to the platform For electric cars. The improved body consists of MacPherson struts at the front and advanced five-link hinges at the rear. However, the car relies on a more efficient braking system or wider tires 215 mm or even 235 mm wide for additional 20-inch wheels to ensure sporty features ESC sports system with improved brake control characteristics Thanks to the storage of the battery pack located in the middle between the axles, is distributed The vehicle weight between the axles is an ideal ratio of 50:50.

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According to the original plans, Cupra Born was to be sold as Satt characters, after all It debuted in 2019 in the form of the SEAT Born concept. But last year, it became clear that he would be offered Cupry characters, Which was later associated with a change in style and more sporting tuning.

Production will start in September At the German plant Zwickau, As Born will be produced alongside her brother, the Volkswagen ID.3 or Audi Q4 e-tron. It won’t be the brand’s only electric vehicle in the future, Cobra has already confirmed that a large electric SUV will be built based on the Tavascan concept in 2024.