Cupra gives life to the Born with prices announced
Cupra has announced pricing for its first all-electric model, the Born, with prices starting from £33,735 for the mid-range model.
Cupra is the performance and prestige arm of SEAT, and the Born takes that sporting DNA into the Born. Four battery outputs and three trims will be available, though the mid-range 58kWh 204PS (150kW) model will be the first to be released in early 2022, with a price of £33,735. A less expensive 45kWh 150PS (110kW) model will soon follow, while the 58kWh 231PS (170kW) e-Boost and 77kWh 231PS (170kW) e-Boost models will be available later in the year – pricing for the latter three has yet to be announced.
In the detail
The Born is Cupra’s first full EV, and the second Cupra model after the Formentor coupe SUV. An electric SUV, the Tavascan, will follow in 2024, while the UbranRebel model will come on stream in 2025.
In the meantime, the Born 58kWh 204PS has a range of 263 miles and hits 31mph in 2.9secs thanks to 310Nm of torque. You’ll have breezed past 62mph in 7.3 seconds. It takes around seven hours to charge from 0 to 100 per cent using a standard 7kW dedicated home wallbox, though most drivers will only need a quick top-up at home overnight.
The Cupra Born is capable of 120kW DC rapid charging, so plug into a fast enough rapid charger and you can expect a 5 to 80 per cent charge in 35 minutes.
There’s plenty of tech inside, with a 12in infotainment unit in the centre of the interior, a fully customisable digital cockpit measuring 5.3in and, on the V2 and V3 trims, an augmented reality heads up display that warns you of incoming peril on the windscreen. A Beats Audio sound system is an option.
More details can be found at https://www.cupraofficial.co.uk/cars/cupra-range/born.html
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