2022 Cupra Born - The Volkswagen ID3's Worst Nightmare

The Cupra Born comes with the best that the VW ID.3 has to offer, and then some more

Cupra has come up with its first EV called the Born

The Born was unveiled as a concept version at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show and is the sister model of the Volkswagen ID.3

It looks a lot bolder and sharper than the VW ID.3

The Born comes with a full-width LED strip and diffuser-esque cuts at the bottom to make for a smart rear

It will be available with 18-, 19-, and 20-inch wheels and in six different finishes combined

The EV will be available in six different exterior shades: Vapor Grey, Glacial White, Geyser Silver, Rayleigh Red, Quasar Grey, and Aurora Blue

The cabin layout looks similar to the ID.3, but is sportier overall

One of the sports bucket seat options is Dinamica, an eco-friendly micro fiber, that can be had in either dark blue or grey shade

Unlike the ID.3’s 10-inch touchscreen system, the Cupra Born features a 12-inch floating touchscreen system

It features a small digital instrument cluster, but Cupra justifies it by offering augmented reality head-up display system

The Cupra Born is based on Volkswagen’s MEB platform. It even shares most of the power specs

It comes with a single electric motor mounted on the rear axle, but in different states of tune

The base model will make 148 horses and 229 pound-feet of torque. 0-62 mph is rated at 8.9 seconds

The next trim makes 201 horses and the same 229 pound-feet of torque. 0-62 mph takes 7.3 seconds

An E-Boost Performance package that makes 228 horses and the same 229 pound-feet of twist is available. The 0-62 mph time 6.6 seconds in this case

The base model is powered by a 45 kWh battery pack that comes with a WLTP-estimated range of 211 miles

The higher output variant will be offered with a larger 58 kWh battery pack. The WLTP-estimated range is 261 miles, with or without the E-Boost package

The powerful trim can be had with a larger 77 kWh battery pack that extends the range to 336 miles, but 0-62 mph falls to seven seconds

The batteries support 125 kW fast charging too. You can add 62 miles of range in just seven minutes, and from five- to 80-percent in 35 minutes

Cupra hasn’t revealed the prices yet, but anything in the ballpark of €30,000 for the base model should be a good price for the Born

It will be built at the Zwickau plant in Germany starting September 2021

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