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Cupra Tavascan: SUV coupé with electric punch

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C upra gives a first outlook on a concept study that will be released in September the International Motor Show (IAA) in Frankfurt will debut. It should be a 'symbiosis of high-performance SUV and sports coupé'.

'With the presentation of the Cupra Tavascan concept vehicle, we are making our vision of a purely electric sports car come true,' explains Cupra CEO Wayne Griffiths. The Spanish electric sports car is wrapped in the shape of a four-door SUV coupé.

SUV coupé with sports car look

The vision of the sports car should nevertheless be found in the lines. The front with the illuminated Cupra logo keeps the nose low. The slot between the LED headlights guides the air through the perforated engine hood. The large air gaps in the radiator grille and the front apron serve to cool the battery and the units. The flanks are traversed by a rising bead. There are strong indentations above the sill, which run out behind winglets in front of the rear wheels. The door handles have been countersunk, the side windows appear frameless. The wheel arches contain aerodynamically optimized 22-inch rims.

The roof arch leads to a high rump. Directly underneath there is a narrow strip of light that connects the lights and incorporates an illuminated Cupra logo. In the basement, the diffuser takes up the shape of the front air inlets. Elements in the copper and carbon look set accents on the body.


The interior should generate a sporty ambience with leather, carbon and Alcantara, which is illuminated by LEDs. Bucket seats with integrated loudspeakers and smartphone connections greet passengers. The wing-shaped dashboard should provide a generous feeling of space. TheThe driver receives all the information they need via a fully digital 12.3-inch display, which is supplemented by another 13-inch infotainment display, the screen of which can also be turned towards the front passenger.

306 hp from two electric Motors

On the technical side, the Tavascan uses the VW Group's MEB platform. Two electric motors - one on the front and one on the rear axle - put a total of 225 kW (306 hp) on the road as all-wheel drive. The Cupra Tavascan accelerates from standstill to 100 km /h in less than 6.5 seconds. Its lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 77 kWh stores energy for a range of up to 450 km, measured according to the specifications of the WLTP driving cycle test.


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