Currently reading: Cupra Tavascan finally confirmed for production in 2024
Radical 302bhp electric SUV gets the long-awaited green light as part of Cupra's range expansion
James Attwood, digital editor
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22 March 2021

Cupra has confirmed that it will put the dramatic Tavascan concept into production in 2024 as the firm’s second full electric vehicle.

The SUV-coupe, which is built on the Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform, was first shown in 2019 as a concept version, with Cupra boss Wayne Griffiths admitting he was “fighting to bring it to reality.”

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 forthcoming ID 4 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.

Sister firm Seat has also reiterated that it will put a compact ‘urban electric vehicle’ into production in 2025, and will lead development of the compact ‘MEB-Lite’ platform that will also underpin a compact Volkswagen model in the future.

Cupra has also confirmed that it will launch in Australia in 2022 as part of an expansion into the Asia-Pacific region.

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Highline2.0 22 March 2021
Sorry, that looks just awful to me.
Jeremy 22 March 2021

Tavascan? Sounds uncomfortably like that indigestion medicine Gaviscon!