Cupra CEO Wayne Griffiths revealed, by the way in which of the third anniversary of the model, that the corporate is engaged on a brand new small and reasonably priced electrical metropolis automotive.
Whereas the upcoming Cupra Born is a compact mannequin (comparable with the Volkswagen Golf), this new BEV could be a subcompact, akin to the Volkswagen Polo.
The brand new mannequin is predicted to be primarily based on an all-new all-electric platform “MEB-Lite”, that may be used for a bunch of latest EVs from a number of manufacturers inside the Volkswagen Group – together with VW’s ID.1 and/or ID.2, in response to earlier rumors. The battery capability of MEB-Lite might be as much as 45 kWh.
Market launch of the next-generation of small electrical vehicles is predicted “by 2025” – the selections might be made this 12 months. The important thing issue is to make the vehicles reasonably priced and worthwhile on the identical time.
Wayne Griffiths stated:
“Cupra will assist make electrical vehicles accessible to the lots with an city, small electrical automotive – and that is a mission we’re engaged on with [parent company] the Volkswagen Group.”
“This phase is big in Europe and goes to alter to electrical vehicles, and that is probably the most troublesome one to do it on. Doing it with vehicles just like the Porsche Taycan on the prime finish of the market is a bit simpler, however doing it with small vehicles, to generate income is a problem.”
A separate factor is that the Cupra shouldn’t be on the forefront of the group and we’re fairly certain that earlier than Cupra, we’ll see these subcompact BEVs launched by different manufacturers – most likely beginning with Volkswagen.