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Radical 302bhp electric SUV is Cupra's answer to the Volkswagen ID 5; joins smaller Born and Urbanrebel EVs

Cupra will put the dramatic Tavascan concept into production in 2024 with only minimal design changes. 

The SUV-coupé, which is built on the Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform, was first shown as a concept at the Geneva motor show in 2019, with Cupra boss Wayne Griffiths admitting he was “fighting to bring it to reality.” Clearly, the design has evolved since then – the silhouette is slightly more straight-edged and the front end has been toned down – but it is clearly recognisable as a relation of the firm's aggressively styled existing line-up.

While no details of the production version have been given, the Tavascan concept featured a dual-motor 302bhp electric powertrain, with an output similar to the Volkswagen ID 5 GTX. It also uses a 77kWh battery to offer a range of around 280 miles. 

As with other models on the MEB platform, it would be possible to offer the Tavascan with a range of battery sizes, and with a range of powertrain outputs. But given Cupra's performance focus, it is likely the model will only be offered with the more powerful versions of the system.

The car's bold styling is an attempt to give the EV a different focal point from combustion engined-models, while the sculpting is honed for aerodynamic efficiency. The rear also features a steeply raked rear window and a distinctive bumper shape.

The Tavascan will follow the Cupra Born hatch when it goes on sale in 2024 as the firm’s second full electric vehicle, and will play a key role in the brand’s target to double sales from 2020 levels by then. The pair will be sold alongside the new Urbanrebel supermini, Terramar hybrid SUV and existing Cupra Formentor

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FastRenaultFan 8 June 2022
Looks stunning. Beautiful interior. Looks almost production ready.
Most nicer than its VW Cousins blobs.
Scotbybarron 8 June 2022

So much better than the bulbous blobs that are the VW ID4/5.

The interior looks stunning, surely that's showcar, but then the steering wheel is a one from current models, so it could be the production version.

Imo it looks so much more pleasing to the eye than the fish faced Tesla.

I know looks are subjective, but they do sell cars.

scotty5 8 June 2022

This was always going to be the problem for Tesla. In a fast changing world, all of a sudden, Tesla's are beginning to look old.