Cupra, SEAT’s performance-focussed brand, could soon launch a hot version of the el-Born EV. The Spanish brand has recently filed trademark applications for both the “Cupra Born” and “Cupra el-Born” nameplates.
The Cupra el-Born would be based on the Volkswagen Group’s dedicated MEB electric underpinnings. Unlike the standard SEAT el-Born, though, this Cupra variant should feature a more powerful electric motor, supplied by a larger-capacity battery pack.
Specifications for Cupra’s hot el-Born are yet to be confirmed, but it could feature a modified version of the 302bhp electric powertrain found in the ID. Crozz concept, which uses a 77kWh battery pack. A SEAT spokesperson told Auto Express: “We do not comment on future products.”
SEAT executives have previously confirmed that the standard rear wheel-drive el-Born will have “up to 201bhp” and a 0–62mph time of 7.5 seconds. We’ve also been informed that the Volkswagen Group’s 62kWh battery pack will also be available, providing a range of up to 420km (roughly 261 miles) on the WLTP test cycle.
The standard electric hatchback will also be available with more modest power outputs, powered by smaller battery packs and lower price-tags. In addition, both versions of the EV should offer support for 100kW DC charging, allowing them to recover an 80 per cent charge in as little as 47 minutes.
Source: https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/seat/1003 ... r-pipeline
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