- Seat has announced the Cupra el-Born, an EV hatchback that will go into production by 2021, and have an electric range of up to 310 miles (500 km).
- The car has been developed using a new Dynamic Chassis Control Sport (DCC Sport) system on top of Volkswagen’s MEB platform for electric vehicles.
- There are currently no pricing details available on the Cupra el-Born, though it could be priced at a similar range as the VW ID.3 in Europe.
Seat, a Spanish auto company owned by Volkswagen Motors has officially unveiled the Cupra el-Born, an EV that has been making the rounds as a concept for quite some time. Cupra is Seat’s separate performance brand, and the el-Born happens to be its first automobile. The Cupra el-Born will reportedly be assembled at Volkswagen’s factory in Zwickau, Germany.
The official arrival of the el-Born is scheduled for late 2021 with the EV expected to go into production early next year. The company hasn’t disclosed pricing information at the moment, so it is up to anybody’s guess as to how much this attractive EV hatch will cost when it reaches the markets. Speaking of availability, it’s likely that this EV will be limited to European markets, particularly Spain and its surrounding regions.
It is said that Cupra developed a Dynamic Chassis Control Sport (DCC Sport) system based on Volkswagen’s MEB platform. The company has also mentioned that it can run for up to 500 km (310 miles) on a single charge. Thanks to fast charging capabilities built-in, the Cupra el-Born can provide up to 260 km (161 miles) of drive-time with a 30 minute charging session.
Overall, the el-Born appears to be quite similar to the top-end model of the Volkswagen ID.3 EV in terms of features. This hatchback could be one of the most popular offerings to come out of Europe, especially at the right price. Given that the ID.3 continues to be one of the most popular offerings in Europe, the addition of el-Born in 2021 will certainly make things interesting.
As usual, Tesla’s response to the growing number of competitors in global markets will be crucial. What do you make of the Cupra el-Born?