CUPRA has unveiled the next stage of its evolution at its Exponential Impulse event in Berlin. With the brand marking its fifth anniversary this year, it showcased the world premiere of its first all-electric SUV coupé, the CUPRA Tavascan, to be launched in 2024.
CUPRA has also revealed the CUPRA DarkRebel, a virtual sports car designed for a future city that is no longer contained by physical limits, which can be configured by the CUPRA Tribe.
CUPRA also officially goes live with the Metahype, the brand’s experience space in the metaverse.
Finally, the brand launched the Exponential Experience – a unique experience behind the wheel of the CUPRA UrbanRebel Racing Concept, where the physical and the digital worlds meet.
The main highlight of the Exponential Impulse event was the world premiere of the CUPRA Tavascan, the brand’s first all-electric SUV coupé, and its second fully electric model after the CUPRA Born. It embodies CUPRA’s electrified vision and remains faithful to the 2019 concept car, proving that the Tavascan is not a response to change, but a vehicle that creates it.
The CUPRA Tavascan represents the impulse for a new striking design language: the exterior design delivers athletic and sporty proportions. From the front, the matrix LED with the three-triangle eye signature is instantly recognisable. The interior is a piece of architecture thanks to the characterful central spine together with the slim air vents that are almost invisible.
As an emotional and driving oriented SUV, 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 31mph in just 2.4 seconds (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.