Cupra’s upcoming mini-electric hatch has taken production another step with the latest UrbanRebel concept. Formerly a big-wing, very showy car, the EV is now being touted as a more serious model that fits on public roads.
“UrbanRebel is not just a vehicle for CUPRA. This is a model that democratizes urban electric mobility, “said Wayne Griffiths, CEO of Cupra. “We prove that electric cars are not boring. This will be the next generation for us. “
223 a.c. (166 kW / 226 PS) The electric car will be based on MEB platforms such as Born and VW ID.3. Unlike these models, the UrbanRebel electric motor powers its front wheels.
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Thanks to the use of lightweight materials – Cupra says it used 3D-printed and 3D knitting production processes to create this concept – it can still reach speeds of 0-62 mph (100 km / h) in just 6.9 seconds. Very similar to the VW Polo GTI.
Kupra also claims that the UrbanRebel can travel up to 273 miles (440 km) on a single charge, despite measuring only 13 feet (4030 mm) in length. For reference, the larger Cupra Born WLTP is estimated to be up to 335 miles (539 km) in the test cycle.
The interior, meanwhile, makes it clear that Cupra UrbanRebel wants to be a premium compact. With a large, curved infotainment entertainment screen and a cluster of detailed instruments, the vehicle has many impressive technologies. And the steering wheel has buttons similar to the game controller, which indicates that it is being sold to a younger audience.
Kupra said the concept seen here represents 95 percent of the industrial vehicles to be produced in 2025. He expects to build UrbanRebel in Martorell, Spain.
“It’s going to be the next generation of us,” Griffiths said. “Emotional, sexy and driving is fun and affordable at the same time.”
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