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CUPRA’s first all-electric model the CUPRA el-Born unveiled

CUPRA's first all-electric model the CUPRA el-Born has been unveiled.

CUPRA’s first all-electric model the CUPRA el-Born has been unveiled.

Based on the concept SEAT model shown last year, SEAT and CUPRA have decided that the launch of the car should now be a CUPRA model. It was not clear whether the car would still become a SEAT model in the future.

CUPRA el-Born promo video

The car accelerates from 0-31mph in 2.9s. It features Dynamic Chassis Control Sport (DCC Sport) and has A Head-up Display with Augmented Reality.

CUPRA el-Born

It will be able to travel up to 500km on a single charge with a 77kWh battery (gross: 82kWh). With a fast charging capability, the CUPRA el-Born will take the energy needed for at least 260km in 30 minutes.

CUPRA el-Born

The interior has sports bucket seats, the new CUPRA steering wheel with Drive Profile Selection and CUPRA mode buttons, the el-Born will even use recycled materials in the interior of the car.

CUPRA el-Born

The new CUPRA el-Born will be launched in 2021. Will post more information nearer the time.

What do you think? You can discuss the car in the comments below.

CUPRA el-Born

Nathan penney

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I like the seats, and erm, erm, I’m struggling.
Not for me this one I’m afraid.
Can’t help thinking that front A pillar/ window design looks a bit like a Citroen Picasso.
 

UnrepentantN00b

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I'm not a fan of the new Leon although I'm yet to see one in the flesh and I was looking elsewhere.
The dream next car would be a Tesla Model 3 for the looks, tech and acceleration. But my wallet doesn't agree with that.

Then there's this... I'm not quite sold on the looks, but I do want to go electric and it is smaller... The price would have to beat a Tesla whilst keeping Cupra performance.

For comparison with the 0-31 time I guess, can't speak for the accuracy.

http://accelerationtimes.com/models/seat-leon-cupra-280-dsg
 
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Zer0

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That name though, sounds like a taco commercial. :D

I'm not a fan of the new Leon although I'm yet to see one in the flesh and I was looking elsewhere.
The dream next car would be a Tesla Model 3 for the looks, tech and acceleration. But my wallet doesn't agree with that.

Then there's this... I'm not quite sold on the looks, but I do want to go electric and it is smaller... The price would have to beat a Tesla whilst keeping Cupra performance.

For comparison with the 0-31 time I guess, can't speak for the accuracy.

http://accelerationtimes.com/models/seat-leon-cupra-280-dsg
0-31 in 2.9s is pretty quick and good enough for most. I don't know what the average petrol car does but my Cupra ST did a dragy GPS verified 0-30 in 1.46s. Can't remember what it did stock but according to that site it's 1.9s, sounds about right.

Screenshot_20200710-161258.jpg
 

Seastormer

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I'm not a fan of the new Leon although I'm yet to see one in the flesh and I was looking elsewhere.
The dream next car would be a Tesla Model 3 for the looks, tech and acceleration. But my wallet doesn't agree with that.

Then there's this... I'm not quite sold on the looks, but I do want to go electric and it is smaller... The price would have to beat a Tesla whilst keeping Cupra performance.

For comparison with the 0-31 time I guess, can't speak for the accuracy.

http://accelerationtimes.com/models/seat-leon-cupra-280-dsg
Saw the new Leon at my dealer when the 280 was in for service and MOT. It was in FR trim and looked not bad, even though I'm a 3 door lover, so I think the Cupra version should look pretty good, but I only want the petrol version.
 

UnrepentantN00b

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Nov 4, 2015
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Saw the new Leon at my dealer when the 280 was in for service and MOT. It was in FR trim and looked not bad, even though I'm a 3 door lover, so I think the Cupra version should look pretty good, but I only want the petrol version.
I don't like the nose/front of the new Leon, although I do think it suits the Estate.

To bring it back to the thread topic.

I'm not sold on the looks of the 'el-born', it is in that territory of looking looking different to exaggerate that's it's electric. But... then when a car design is 'ported' to make it electric there's compromises or unnecessary legacy design.

I don't think I'd be interested in a hybrid, its all or nothing. It's not about the savings or the environment, it's about what's looks cool and brings a smile.
 

Nathan penney

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I’ve just realised, it looks pretty much the same as the VW id3.
Suppose they’ll both share same chassis and tech etc.
It does look like the same body from what I remember seeing the VW
 

C_ED_99

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Jan 27, 2010
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its 2.9 0-31 actually
Does it not get to 60mph :eek:

I'm not a fan of the new Leon although I'm yet to see one in the flesh and I was looking elsewhere.
The dream next car would be a Tesla Model 3 for the looks, tech and acceleration. But my wallet doesn't agree with that.

Then there's this... I'm not quite sold on the looks, but I do want to go electric and it is smaller... The price would have to beat a Tesla whilst keeping Cupra performance.

For comparison with the 0-31 time I guess, can't speak for the accuracy.

http://accelerationtimes.com/models/seat-leon-cupra-280-dsg
So at 2.9 sec it's 0.4 sec slower than a Leon Cupra 280 to 31 mph.

The M3P is 1.4 sec and the M3 is 2.0 sec for comparison 0-31 mph
 

C_ED_99

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Jan 27, 2010
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looks ok, but i am afraid to ask about the price.
Probably similar to the ID.3. In the UK, pricing for the ID3 First Edition is set to start from just under £39,000. Though that is for the smaller the mid-size 58kWh battery rather than the El Born's 77kWh battery.

The El Born's 0 to 62 miles per hour is an estimated 6.5 seconds btw (201 bhp)