The Cupra brand, which was spun off by Seat as a separate sub-brand, has named the date of the premiere of the Born serial electric car.
The novelty is a modification of the Volkswagen ID.3 hatchback, which was originally planned to be released under the Seat brand, but as a result, the electric car became part of the new Cupra brand line.
It differs from the German model Born in a more aggressive design of the front part of the body, different wheel disks, as well as a new steering wheel and a different central tunnel in the cabin. The interior is finished with more expensive materials and decorated with details of the signature copper shade for Cupra.
The interior architecture practically did not change, except that the place of open compartments for small items was taken by a more massive central tunnel with a sliding curtain, and two separate buttons appeared on the steering wheel to select the driving modes.
The electric car is equipped with a 77 kWh battery, which provides a range of up to 500 km without recharging.. The Cupra Born is known to be the first model on the MEB platform with Dynamic Chassis Control Sport.
The serial version of the Born will be presented on May 25 2021. The assembly of the Cupra electric car will take place at a plant in Zwickau, Germany, where the Volkswagen ID.3 is already being produced.
In addition, on CUPRA Born Forum it is seen that the future serial electric car Cupra will have rims in the original design, and the stern will be decorated with a luminous strip running across the entire width of the boot lid. This solution is a reference to the design of the Formentor crossover. Overall, the production Born left a lot behind the el-Born prototype shown in 2020.
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