The production version of Cupra Born has finally been launched today. The model, which was already featured in 2019 as the EL-Born idea, has undergone a number of changes. By far the biggest change is that there is no longer a ‘S’ from Kiti on the hat, but a tribe from Cupra.
For the still young Spanish brand, Born is an important step towards your identity. After hybrids of Leon and Formentor plug-ins, Cupra now uses full power. However, Cupra promises that Born is more than just a copy of the Volkswagen.3 ID. For example, a car is about 1.5 to 2 inches below the ground for sports handling. Tires are also wider than in ID.3, with 215mm as standard and 235mm as option. So this should be the EV of the VAG group games. Of course, this also includes a sports engine. How about an engine with a top speed of 16,000 rpm?
Okay, maybe we cheated a little bit, but Born certainly got more power than ID3. However, let’s start with the basic variant with 150 hp and a 45 kWh battery pack. The steering wheel, also found on ID.3, transfers its power to the rear wheels. The WLTP range is then approximately 340 km. If we look at the speed versions, the next step is 204 hp with a battery pack of 58 kWh. Cupra Born also comes in a special e-Boost variant. With a package of 58 kWh, 231 hp Born accelerates from 0 to 100 in 6.6 seconds.
Are frequencies more important than when 0-100? Then there is the e-Boost variant with a 77 kWh battery pack. Although Born moves a little slower, the range increases to a theoretical WLTP line of 550 km. If a CCS fast charging connection is used, the most powerful Born can be charged from 10 to 80% for approximately 35 minutes.
Buyer to buyer
Cupra Born also shows the severity of the hot hatch in terms of structure. For example, Volkswagen’s friendly front has been replaced by aggressive sharknose. The lower grill also has the V-shaped Cupra logo. Environmental friendliness is shown not only in the car, but also in the use of equipment. The chairs, for example, are made of Seaqual, a material that is 100% extracted from sewage. However, Cupra can also stand in other places, as can be seen from the bronze description of the character. Both grids and 20-inch rims have brass details. Also within this condition it continues with copper on the ventilation grilles and steering wheel.
Technological changes can also be found there, in the form of a multimedia media display. 2 Extra display countries compared to ID3 can be added to a special ‘Beats’ sound system.
The Cupra Born will come to the Netherlands before the end of the year. So if you take immediate action, you can still use the 12% increase on the first € 40,000. The exact cost is unknown at the time of writing.