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**NEWS** CUPRA Tavascan Electric Concept revealed ahead of Frankfurt debut
The new CUPRA Tavascan concept is an all-electric coupe-SUV, that is already lined up for production.
Following the unveiling of the CUPRA Formentor concept earlier this year, the brand is going one step further into its vision of electrified performance with the CUPRA Tavascan concept.
Making it's public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show later this month we wanted to take a closer look at the future all-electric concept car.
The vehicles exterior mixes performance and efficiency, brings muscularity and dynamism to the market combined with the ability to reduce its environmental impact.
The front design emphasises its electric personality with an illuminated CUPRA logo that sits low, providing a totally different focal point. Each vent delivers efficiency increases, allowing air to flow smoothly over the body, or internally to cool the battery pack.
Airflow is a critical component of the CUPRA concept. Its muscular wheel arches house 22" turbine alloy wheels, focused on shifting air cleanly, allowing the coupe SUV to glide, minimising resistance.
At the rear the diffuser provides functional aerodynamics, heightend by the elegant, rear light that spans the width of the vehilce, and incorporates the CUPRA logo.
The CUPRA Tavascan Electric concept has sophisticated liquid metal paint that emphasises and accentuates its exterior design, with copper detail to stress its expressive look.
The concept's sculptured exterior lines are mirroer in its interior. A space that mixes material and technological concepts with openness and focus to create a cabin that provides the perfect balance between driver orientation and passenger comfort.
The concept’s interior applies contrasting colours, structural carbon and dynamic approaches to technology and design to provide a high-end, lightweight cabin.
Diffused LED ambient lighting greets occupants as they open the doors to the cabin. Inside the concept’s interior showcases contrasting leather, carbon and Alcantara.
The sculptural 3D leather bucket seats offer form and function, comfort and security, while the wing dashboard floats across the front of the interior, providing both focus, and a sense of space. A 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster provides the driver all the information they need, supplemented by a 13-inch infotainment display.
But the concept’s interior adapts. The larger screen can shift its focus, moving towards the passenger when needed, while integrated into each of the vehicle’s bucket seats; speakers and smartphone connectivity mean that all occupants can take advantage of the vehicle’s interior space.
The four-door crossover coupe marries the presence of an SUV with the sleekness of sporty coupe, but critically its aesthetics are matched by ability. The CUPRA Tavascan Electric concept delivers the performance, dynamics and driveability.
Two motors – one integrated on the front axle, the second at the rear – provide a combined 225kW (306PS) of power to all four wheels, delivering performance. The CUPRA Tavascan Electric concept can reach 100km/h in less than 6.5 seconds.
The concept houses a 77kWh lithium-ion battery pack that can store enough energy to keep the vehicle moving for up to 450km based on the stringent WLTP test cycle. The vehicle uses 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 is a vehicle empowered by CUPRA, and designed for the future.
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