According to Wayne Griffiths, president of SEAT and CUPRA, it was not easy to get approval from the Volkswagen Group to do Tavascan in the production model.
But last March the “green light” was finally given to develop a bright cross electricity, shown as concept in 2019. When it arrives, in 2024, it will be the brand’s second electric car – the first being the Born, which is about to go on sale.
Now, half a year later, the first test mule of the future CUPRA Tavascan has been “caught” on the road, in the form of the Volkswagen ID.4.
SEE ALSO: Volkswagen ID. Life is expected to surpass the electric power of €20,000 in 2025
No wonder id. 4 is a “trial mule”; The CUPRA Tavascan will share the same base and drivetrain, being the fourth cross MEB-based electricity to enter the market.
In addition to the id.4, the Audi Q4 e-tron and the Skoda Enyaq are already on sale. It is expected that the future Tavascan will share with them many mechanical options, batteries and other technologies.
Given CUPRA’s focus on dynamics and performance, it is expected that it will also inherit the configuration of two electric motors (one per axle) that we have already seen on the ID.4 GTX or Q4 e-tron 50 quattro, which translates into these models with powerful 299 horses and an electric range of between 480 km and 488 km, courtesy of an 82 kWh battery (77 kWh net).
© Car Reason
We remember that when it was revealed as concept at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show, the CUPRA Tavascan announced 306 hp, a 77 kWh battery and 450 km of range.
Will the design look like the one on concept?
CUPRA Tavascan, despite the technical characteristics similar or similar to those of its “cousins”, nevertheless promises not only great precision of power, but also a different and sporty design. Will it be close to being well received? concept? There will be changes, expected with the latest CUPRA prototypes.
CUPRA Tavascan which was launched in 2019
During the Munich Motor Show, which took place last week, CUPRA showed two prototypes. The first was the UrbanRebel, which is expecting its third and most electric car for 2025. And the second was the Tavascan Extreme E Concept, a model of competition redesigned for the Extreme E, which continued to adopt the name of the future. cross electricity brand.
It was with these two prototypes that we got to know CUPRA’s new light signature, with three triangles, a solution that was not present in concept original 2019. And if you look at UrbanRebel (below), it can be seen that some of its details may affect the future production of Tavascan.