CUPRA Born 45
Power and Speed
|150 HP (110 kW)|
Number of Engines
|Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor|
Battery and Charge
|349 km (216 miles)|
DC Charge Rate
AC Charge Rate
DC Charge Time
AC Charge Time
Year of Production
About CUPRA Born 45
Cupra Born is the first electric vehicle that Seat’s sub-brand will be launching later in the 2021. It is a fully electric hatchback packed with an 82-kWh battery. Cupra Born will be one of the first performance-oriented EV that use the Volkswagen Group’s EV-dedicated modular platform called MEB.
There are three version of this car: Born 45, Born 58, and Born 77. These numbers point out the useable battery capacity. Motor power also vary between these versions. It is being manufactured in Germany at the same factory VW ID.3 and ID.4 are assembled. Cupra Born will be available starting from November 2021 and it will be sold in most of the European countries.
Cupra Born 45 comes with a 150 HP, 310 Nm torque front wheel drive electric motor. It can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 8.9 seconds. Born 58 is much faster with its 7.3 seconds acceleration performance, as it offers 204 horsepower.
Cupra Born 77 will be the highest on the range coming in 2022. It can produce up to 231 HP and reach 0-100 km/h in 6,6 with boost mode. Other technical details of this variant will be announced later.
Design and Features
Cupra Born is the sportier version of the VW ID.3, front and back bumpers of the vehicle look very aggressive. On the C-pillar, there are matte black patterns on the C-pillar.
Door panels are half hard plastic and half microfiber material. Dashboard, on the other hand, is soft to the touch and looks very cool. Unlike exterior, interior of the Cupra Born does resemble VW ID.3 a lot. Center display and digital gauge cluster look very similar.
There are lots of capacitive buttons inside the vehicle, as the latest Volkswagen cars also have. That’s not very practical for a performance car, especially the buttons on the steering wheel are prone to accidental touches.
Sports seats look wonderful, and colors used on the interior stuff are really fascinating to look at. The Born is a comfortable car as much as a hatchback can be, and there is enough space for passengers in the back to enjoy the instant torque of this small electric vehicle.
There are USB ports and also wireless charging pad for the mobile devices. The 12-inch infotainment system offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto wirelessly. You can enjoy the contents from your smartphone with the Beats audio system, as well.
Range and Charging
Cupra Born will offer three battery pack options: 45 kWh, 58 kWh, 77 kWh. Ranges according to WLTP cycle are 349 km, 421 km, and 548 km, respectively.
Electric hatchback supports 100 kW DC charging, %0 to %80 in 31-35 minutes. Born 77 will probably be able charged at 125 kW rates. Base model Born 45 only supports 7.2 kW AC plugs, Born 58 and 77 does include an 11 kW on-board AC charger, bringing the full charge time to a little over 6 hours.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Cupra Born Capable of AWD?
There is no all-wheel drive (AWD) option for the Cupra Born at the moment. Most expensive version of the vehicle Born 77 comes with 231 HP single electric motor located on the rear axle.
How Much Does Cupra Born Costs?
Cupra Born will cost around €45,000 in Europe. Final pricing will vary depending on the how much incentives your country offers for electric vehicles. Born 77 will be priced much higher at €50,000 range.