Cupra has revealed a new electric supermini that would be inspired by the UrbanRebel idea from the previous year. "The car is a purposeful statement," Griffiths told Auto Express at the concept's launch in the brand's new Cupra Garage in Munich's affluent retail area. I believe there is a demand for a car for the future generation of automobile enthusiasts, and that is exactly what we do at Cupra.
In the series vehicle, the Cupra Rebel will remain highly rebellious – it will be incredibly athletic. The inspiration will be carried over to the series vehicle, which will be released in 2025.
Cupra UrbanRebel Concept design
Cupra unveiled the UrbanRebel in 2021, and it was one of their most eccentric designs ever. The UrbanRebel Concept sports the big front grille and crouched down proportions of a purpose-built racing vehicle, except from the absurdly large back wing. A compact electric supermini is seen in the teaser, which was unveiled with designs from Skoda and Volkswagen. The Mini Electric and Fiat 500 electric are anticipated to be comparable in size.
This concept is followed by the concept, which is 4,080mm length, 50mm shorter than SEAT's existing Arona. The roofline of the display car is substantially lower than that of the small SUV, however at least some of this difference is likely due to aggressive, lowered suspension. The UrbanRebel concept lacks rear doors, but given customer tendencies, it's more probable that the final production model will be a five-door car. The race vehicle inside will be replaced with something far more pleasant and roomy, according to Griffiths, with a driver-oriented design.
"We'll implement all of the autonomous and safety assistance features that consumers demand, but you should be able to turn it off if you want to have some fun."
Cupra UrbanRebel Concept batteries and motors
Cupra claims that the electric motor in the UrbanRebel concept can generate 335hp of constant power and 429hp for brief periods of time; in this maximum-attack mode, it can accelerate from 0-60mph in under 3.2 seconds. This makes it substantially faster than the 299hp Volkswagen ID4 GTX, which accelerates to 60mph in 6.2 seconds from a standstill. This much power will not be available in the production automobile. Instead, the 145 horsepower engine from the current entry-level Volkswagen ID3 might be used. The new model should have a range of more than 200 miles if the battery is identical to the 58kWh cell used in the present Volkswagen ID3 and Cupra Born.
- Cupra's new electric supermini has been confirmed.
- Motors was inspired by the UrbanRebel idea that Volkswagen ID3 gave.
- Range of over 200 miles is feasible.
- Should not exceed £30,000
- In stock in 2025.