from Tobias Stahl am 22.03.2021
SeatThe Seat subsidiary brand Cupra is going fully electric. Now it is clear: After the Cupra Born this year, the Tavascan should follow.
Seat subsidiary Cupra has now officially confirmed that the Cupra Tavascan concept presented in 2019 should go into production. Like the Cupra Born, the electric coupé will be based on the MEB platform of the parent company Volkswagen.
As part of the celebrations for the third birthday of the Seat subsidiary Cupra, Cupra CEO Wayne Griffiths announced at today’s Seat press conference that the Cupra Tavascan, which was presented as a study two years ago, should actually go on the market in series. So far it is unclear when exactly this will be the case.
Assuming similar time intervals between the VW ID.3 and the Cupra Born based on it, which is due to appear this year, the Tavascan will not come until 2023 at the earliest. The Tavascan should be based on the ID.5, which is also to be a coupe SUV. VW brand boss Ralf Brandstätter had announced the ID.5 for the second half of 2021.
SeatProbably because of the stylish interior, the Cupra Tavascan 2020 study won the German Design Council’s Automotive Brand Contest in the concept category.
The Cupra press release does not contain any technical data for the Tavascan. The concept vehicle, however, had an electric motor each on the front and rear axles, which generate a total of 306 hp system output. That’s enough to accelerate from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in less than 6.5 seconds. According to Cupra, the range of the study was around 450 kilometers according to the WLTP.
It is also unclear how much the design of the Cupra Tavascan will ultimately be based on the study. However, the concept vehicle was made entirely of carbon fiber – this is unlikely to be the case with the production version.
The interior of the study was therefore rather futuristic: black and white predominated as contrasting colors in the interior, the materials used were a lot of Alcantara and some carbon details. On the dashboard there was a 12.3-inch display for the driver and a 13-inch rotatable infotainment display. The bucket seats were equipped with speakers and smartphone connections. It is unclear whether and which parts of the interior will make it into the production version.
Cupra has not yet given any information on the price of the Stromer.
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