The CUPRA Born is arguably one of the best-looking electric vehicles on sale today
Despite being a fairly large and practical hatchback, it manages to blend this with a sporty stance and some fantastic design details. If you’re considering buying a CUPRA Born and are keen to know more, here are five things you need to know.
It shares a platform with the Volkswagen ID.3
CUPRA is part of the Volkswagen Group, and as such, it gets access to the new electric vehicle platform called MEB. This gives it proven underpinnings with a range of powerful electric motors, long range batteries and advanced driving technologies.
It’s also a bit bigger than it looks in photos, which means it’s practical and spacious inside, another useful trait of that MEB platform.
Good choice of powertrains
There are two battery options available in the form of the entry-level 58kWh and larger 77kWh. The smaller battery is offered in three trims with a 201bhp motor, while the top-spec trim can have a 228bhp motor.
Opt for the larger battery and you have the mid- and top-spec trims, which are only offered with the more powerful motor.
To get maximum range you’ll need to opt for the more powerful model with the large battery, which has a claimed range of up to 340 miles. However, most Borns in the range will do around 260 miles so whichever powertrain you opt for you’ll get a decent distance between charges.
It looks fantastic
We might be repeating ourselves but it’s worth shining a light on just how good the CUPRA Born looks. Despite sharing much with the Volkswagen ID.3, it has a much more dynamic appearance that shrinks its proportions.
The front end is a particular highlight, with the bonnet curving down into the grille, giving the car a purposeful stance. The headlights are fairly small and have a cool light signature, too. The lower grille has sharp lines and wedges, with copper trim pieces that contrast nicely with the car’s paint.
It has a premium interior
While the ID.3 feels like it’s focused on being hard-wearing and family friendly, the CUPRA is a far more upmarket affair. There are high quality materials used throughout, with more copper detailing bringing a splash of colour.
It’s also suitably tech-heavy, with a prominent infotainment display that has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as standard, while music fans should look at the optional Beats audio upgrade.
It’s reasonably priced
Electric vehicles are notoriously expensive, but the CUPRA Born represents great value for money. Prices start from £36,475 Manufacturer’s Direct Price* for the V1 trim with the 58kWh battery and 201bhp motor, which gets you 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights and tail lights, 12-inch infotainment display and Seaqual sustainable upholstery.
Terms & Conditions
*All prices shown are MDP (Manufacturer’s Direct Price), inclusive of VAT. Sold by CUPRA UK, a trading division of Volkswagen Group United Kingdom Limited. MDP includes: delivery to Agent, number plates, new vehicle registration fee, the first year's Vehicle Excise Duty and VAT (calculated at 20%). CUPRA UK may change the MDP at any time (this includes where there are government changes in regulation and/or legislation). There may be a delay to any MDP prices displaying correctly on our materials.