Cupra is latest automaker to use the flexible MEB platform. Using the same platform, Cupra Tavascan Concept was revealed at Frankfurt Motor Show. It not only serves as company’s interest in electric cars but also showcases developing styling language that chooses a different path from its parent company SEAT. It won’t be surprising to see Cupra Tavascan Concept as a production vehicle in near future. There are several interesting aspects in this new concept. Unlike other electric vehicles, it doesn’t feature two electric motors (one is at front axle and another one at rear axle).
Cupra Tavascan Concept uses a trio of electric motors with two at the front and one at the rear. These motors give a combined output of 302 horsepower and helps it to accelerate from 0-62mph in 6.5 seconds. Underneath of the floor lies 77 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that is powerful enough to give it a range of 280 miles according to latest WLTP test cycle. Powertrain in the Cupra Tavascan Concept is remarkable, but exterior and interior design makes it even more special.
Front of Cupra Tavascan Concept is stunningly aggressive and sharp fascia that is without traditional front grille but does have a “face”. It looks like a bird of prey hunting for its next meal. Rear of the concept is also bold and features slim LED headlights connected by a light bar and an illuminated Cupra badge in the center of the tailgate. Interior features a large horizontal infotainment system at the middle of the dashboard and a dedicated digital instrument cluster in front of the driver.