The VW ID.3’s Spanish cousin is here.
Cupra has unveiled the production version of the Born hatchback. This will be the Spanish VW subsidiary’s first EV. Originally intended to be branded as a SEAT, the Born will instead bear the label of the Spanish firm’s sporty sub-division.
The Cupra Born is built on the VW Group’s MEB platform, which is shared with its corporate sibling the VW ID.3. However, Cupra designed the Born for a sportier exterior based on the SEAT el-Born concept from 2019. Inside however, ID.3 owners will find things like the climate controls and the touchscreen placement very familiar. After all, this is fundamentally a Volkswagen ID.3 with a touch of Spanish flair.
Cupra hasn’t released pricing details yet, but the Born is expected to start at around £32,000 ($45k) in the UK for the base model, which has 148 horsepower and 221 miles of range. An option for a bigger battery that adds more range will be available, albeit with the cost of being 0.4 seconds slower on the 0-60 dash.
A performance-spec Born will have 231 horsepower, pushing the car from 0-60 in 6.6 seconds. This version will manage 211 miles per charge. Meanwhile a range-spec Born will do 0-60 in 7 seconds and have 335 miles of range. The Cupra Born supports 125kW fast charging, which will give about 62 miles of range in just 7 minutes.
The Born will begin production September this year and start deliveries in 2022. What are your thoughts on the Born? Would you rather get one over a VW ID.3? Let us know in the replies section below.
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