Cupra, the newly separated sporty brand SEAT, has revealed the final details of its new ‘hot’ electric car. Based on the Volkswagen ID.3, it features a sportier look and driving dynamics and top models will bring GTI-like performance.
As the car is essentially a lightly-restyled version of the ID.3, it offers the same motor and battery options. This means the Born (which has lost the 'El' prefix of its name since it was revealed as a concept last year) starts off with a 148bhp motor and a 45kWh battery giving a range of 211 miles. The next step up is a 201bhp motor mated to a 58kWh battery with a 260 mile range. These figures show that the Born is a little less efficient that the ID.3.
The version which will interest GTI fans is the77kWh battery to give a 260 or 335 mile range. However, Cupra suggests that the 228bhp figure will only be available via a temporary ‘e-Boost’ function that briefly increases power by 27bhp to 228bhp.