Cupra has showcased its first all-electric SUV coupé, the Cupra Tavascan, which is set to be launched next year.
At the brand’s Exponential Impulse event, Cupra unveiled its second electric vehicle after the Born, with the new electric SUV coupé continuing Cupra’s acceleration towards electrification.
“Back when we presented the Tavascan concept at the IAA in Frankfurt 2019, it was our dream car – a manifesto for everything we wanted Cupra to become,” said Wayne Griffiths. “Since then, we’ve kept believing that if we dream it, we can create it. Well, today, that dream comes true.”
The Cupra Tavascan features DCC Sport dynamic chassis technology, sport suspension and progressive steering. These attributes, with the addition of performance tyres mounted on 21” forged alloy wheels deliver a unique sporty driving experience.
Based on the Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform, the brand’s first all-electric SUV coupé will be available with two power outputs: 286PS (210kW) and 340PS (250kW); the higher power output version adds dual-motor all-wheel drive, delivering performance with maximum traction. The Cupra Tavascan VZ can reach 0 to 62mph in just 5.6 seconds.
It also provides enough capacity for a range of around 341 miles thanks to the 77kWh net capacity battery pack. The Cupra Tavascan can add an additional 62 miles of range in as little as seven minutes. The battery can be charged from 10% to 80% in just under half an hour using a 135kW charging point.
The Cupra Tavascan features a 15” infotainment system – the largest so far in a Cupra model – with a newly designed and developed Human Machine Interface (HMI). The Cupra Tavascan also integrates for the first time a high-fidelity 12-speaker audio sound system developed in collaboration with premium audio firm Sennheiser.
Designed and developed in Barcelona, the Cupra Tavascan will be produced at the Volkswagen Group’s Anhui factory in China, a state-of-the-art innovation hub for e-mobility, and will be launched in 2024, with a yearly target of more than 70,000 cars sold.