SEAT’s Cupra brand has introduced a large SUV coupe concept powered by two electric motors on the front and rear axles based on the Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform and with an all-electric range of up to 450 kilometres.
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The vehicle is equipped with a 77 kWh battery pack and has been designed to meet the needs of the all-electric coupe SUV market - forecasted to grow by 15 percent a year. The Tavascan concept is the first Cupra model to use a 100 percent electric powertrain. It takes its name from a village located in the Pyrenees which is unique due to its stunning landscape and surrounding nature.
“Besides the Cupra Formentor, which will be launched in 2020 alongside two other high-performance plug-in hybrid models, we have already proved our technological capabilities by developing the world’s first 100 percent electric touring car, the Cupra e-Racer” said Cupra CEO Wayne Griffiths. “With the presentation of the all-electric Tavascan concept, we are translating this vision into the streets and proving that performance can be electrified”.
The Tavascan Electric Concept is equipped with two motors – one integrated on the front axle, the second at the rear – providing a combined 225kW (306PS) of power to all four wheels and enabling it to reach 100km/h in less than 6.5 seconds. A 77kWh lithium-ion battery pack can store enough energy to keep the vehicle moving for up to 450 kilometres. A figure based on the stringent WLTP test cycle. The vehicle is based on the Volkswagen Group’s MEB platform and because the battery pack is housed in the floor of the Concept, its centre of gravity is low, making it a truly dynamic drive.
The Cupra Tavascan Electric Concept will make its world debut at this year’s IAA Frankfurt International Motor Show.