Seat’s el-Born concept is coming as electric Cupra ‘hot hatch’
Spanish carmaker Seat has confirmed that its all-electric el-Born model, unveiled as a concept car at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, will go into production. The model will be badged as a Cupra – Seat’s new premium sub-brand.
The el-Born concept car garnered critical acclaim from observers for its sleek look. Since then Seat’s design team has continued to tweak the design to evolve the vehicle’s styling, with the intention of giving it a sportier character and more visual appeal.
The engineering of the Cupra el-Born is based on the all-electric MEB platform, developed by the Volkswagen Group, which owns the Seat brand. The car will feature a 77kWh battery that drives the rear wheels and will offer a range of up to 310 miles. It will also have fast-charging capability, so it can take on enough energy to cover 161 miles in only 30 minutes. At the same time, the el-Born will also be capable of delivering acceleration from 0-31mph in just 2.9 seconds.
The production el-Born will feature an Augmented Reality Head-Up Display and full connectivity. The interior will have sport bucket seats and a specially developed steering wheel. The interior will be clad in high-quality, sustainably sourced materials.