With the unveiling of the new Tavascan Concept, Cupra is indicating its intentions concerning its electrified future.
Based on the MEB platform, which will become the foundation stone of all EVs made under the Group’s umbrella, the study is powered by three electric motors. Two are integrated into the front axle and the third at the rear, for a combined 306 PS (302 HP / 225 kW) and a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) time of 6.5 seconds.
The zero-emission powertrain is powered by a 77 kWh lithium-ion battery pack mounted in the floor for a lower center of gravity and more dynamic driving experience, which provides a maximum range of 450 km (280 miles) on a single charge, in the new WLTP test cycle.
Visually, the concept follows the crossover coupe trend, with sleek styling that’s very aggressive at the front. The ‘Cupra’ lettering is flanked by headlamps with integrated LED DRLs and, further down, the brand’s logo is backlit. It also features slim side mirrors, pop-out door handles and 22-inch, turbine-shaped alloy wheels. The striking design of the rear bumper and special lighting signature with another illuminated Cupra logo, along with carbon trim and copper details, round up the looks.
Inside, the Tavascan offers seating for four on individual bucket seats with integrated speakers and smartphone connectivity. The steering wheel houses a drive mode selector and ignition button, as well as an illuminated Cupra logo and other controls.
Taking center stage in the dashboard are a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and 13-inch infotainment system, with the latter being able to move towards the passenger when needed. Occupants also get to enjoy ambient lighting and leather, Alcantara and carbon fiber trim.
Named after a village located in Spain, close to the French border, the Tavascan Concept will debut at the 2019 Frankfurt Motor Show next week.