A very competent electric hatchback, but not quite the EV hot hatch we expected from Cupra.
It has been a long time coming, the Cupra Born. We first saw it as the Seat el Born concept – named after a particularly trendy neighbourhood in Barcelona – way back in March 2019. So why the brand change?
Well, if the Born had been a Seat it would have had to be slightly cheaper than an ID.3 (as is the case with the Leon and the equivalent Golf) to attract customers. If you’ve sat in a lower-spec ID.3 and poked around at some of the cheap plastics, though, you’ll know that the Volkswagen has already been designed on a budget. It’s all to do with battery costs and profit margins being much tighter for the so-called legacy manufacturers switching to EVs. As a Cupra, the VW Group can price the Born slightly higher than an ID.3 – charging a little bit more for some sharper design and a touch more sportiness. Apparently.
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2022 CUPRA BORN First Drive – VW ID.3’s Better Half That’s More Fun to Drive
The CUPRA Born is an electric car that’s designed to blend electrification and performance as Cupra seeks to expand its territories. And that it will do because it looks better than the VW ID3 of which it’s based on in terms of platform and it will be the first thing everyone will see, except this is got a little more power depending on which power output you go for but regardless of which one you go for, it’s a lot of fun to drive.
Two CUPRA Born variants are available; 150PS (110kW)/310Nm and 204PS (150kW)/310Nm. Cupra will also offer an e-Boost performance pack that increases output to 231PS (170kW)/310Nm and will be available with two battery options: a 77kWh battery delivering the 0-100km/h in 7 seconds and with a range of up to 540km , and another with a 58kWh battery reducing the 0 to 50km/h to only 2.6s and the 0-100km/h to just 6.6 seconds and a range of up to 424km. In addition, the e-Boost pack includes larger front brakes and 19” wheels as standard as well as the CUPRA steering wheel with satellites.