Revealed: 2021 Cupra El-Born all-electric hatchback

Published 10 July 2020

Cupra, SEAT's performance brand, has revealed its newest model - the El-Born. Launching in 2021, the Cupra El-Born has a claimed electric range of 310 miles.

The electric hatch features an 82kWh battery - with Cupra claiming it can be charged to cover 161 miles in just 30 minutes. It can go from 0-31mph in only 2.9 seconds.

The El-Born was forst revealed as a SEAT concept back in 2019, named after a neighborhood in Barcelona - it would've been SEAT's first proper electric vehicle. But the new figures suggest the Cupra El-Born is much sportier than the SEAT concept, which promised a lesser range of 261 miles. The concept's 204PS engine claimed a 0-62mph time of 7.5 seconds - so we can expect Cupra's 2021 El-Born to be much quicker.

Very few details about the new Cupra model have been released, but we do know the El-Born gets an Augmented Reality Head-Up Display - as seen in the Volkswagen ID 3 - and full connectivity. It also gets sports bucket seats and the new CUPRA steering wheel with mode buttons and high-quality.

The reveal follows news that the Cupra Formentor - the brand's first model and plug-in hybrid SUV - is now open for UK orders.

SEAT Cupra El -born Interior

Comments

Engineer Andy    on 13 July 2020

Just what we need - 19in rims, ultra low-profile tyres that give an ultra firm ride, trashes the (much more expensive, beefy) suspension in a third of the time, are highly susceptiable to damage and cost a small fortune to repair/replace. Yea!
What's the betting this car can't be had for less than £40k (sans grant)?

Brit_in_Germany    on 16 July 2020

Well what else would you expect from a Cupra? If you don't want the sporty version you buy a Seat.

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