Cupra El Born © Coach

Cupra is SEAT’s sports brand, like what Renault Sport can do for Renault. The Cupra models present a flashy look and high performance for a reasonable price: the recipe for their success.

Generally reserved for the brand's compact cars, such as the Ibiza, the Leon and even the Toledo, Cupra versions have recently been applied to more discreet vehicles, such as the Ateca. However, it is not just a sporty stylistic signature, but a complete and efficient machine.

El-Born shares the same platform as the ID.3 GTX

This is not a surprise, rather a habit: the SEAT El-born has many things in common with its German cousin, the ID.3. And the Leon Cupra already shared its engines with the Golf.

The Cupra El-Born, derived from the eponymous SEAT version, will therefore be based on the same modular MQB platform as the ID.3 GTX, the electric sports version of the ID.3. She will probably also share her battery pack.

We can then expect a battery of 77 or even 80 kWh, which would give the Cupra El-Born a range of 500 km on a full charge.

315 horsepower for the electric Cupra El-Born

The Cupra El-Born will therefore join its sister Cupra Leon plug-in hybrid in the catalog of the Spanish manufacturer and will adopt the codes of the sports brand, namely the petrol blue body color accompanied by copper-colored touches on the rocker panels, mirrors and rims, all based on a sport chassis. Passengers will be seated at the front in bucket seats.

The performances will once again be in the spotlight. At the rear, the Cupra El-Born will have a 150 kW electric motor, and certainly 85 kW at the front, for a total of 235 kW or 315 horsepower on four-wheel drive. Suffice to say that the Cupra El-Born should be very efficient in all circumstances and with the responsiveness that we know of the electric motor.

The maximum speed of the sportswoman would be electronically constrained to 180 km / h, which seems largely sufficient in everyday life. The double electric motor associated with a large capacity battery will offer real versatility to the Cupra El-Born. The 0 to 100 km / h will be shot in 5.9 seconds.