The final design of the CUPRA Tavascan has been leaked through the patent office. The electric SUV, whose arrival on the market is scheduled for the year 2024, will remain faithful to the features of the concept car presented three years ago, although it will incorporate some changes in the front to resemble other models of the Spanish brand.
Virtually identical to the prototype revealed last June, the definitive CUPRA Tavascan will be an intermediate step between the company’s current models and the new generation, mixing features of both. This could be because the sports SUV began to be developed before other more recent proposals such as the Terramar.
Although its headlights will be joined by a slot with the brand name as it happens in the current Born (in the Raval and Terramar this element will disappear, being replaced by a completely flat “shark nose”), the daytime running lights will be formed by three triangles, as in all future CUPRA launches.
While his brothers from the Volkswagen Group will be available with a conventional body (Audi Q4 e-Tron, Skoda Enyaq iV, Volkswagen ID.4) and another “coupé” (Audi Q4 Sportback e-Tron, Skoda Enyaq Coupé iV, Volkswagen ID. 5), the CUPRA Tavascan will only have this last option, thereby emphasizing its sporty character.
The CUPRA Tavascan will be launched in 2024
Thus, its silhouette will be characterized by having a very inclined rear window, something that will benefit the aerodynamic coefficient of the car. Unlike in the Born, the door handles in this case will be recessed. The great protagonists of the rear will be some characteristic pilots united across the width of the tailgate with the classic “telephone” shape on which SEAT and CUPRA have been betting for decades.
The CUPRA Tavascan is expected to feature an updated version of the MEB platform; therefore, on top of the already known 77 kWh battery, it could add a higher capacity pack with which it would be around 600 km WLTP of autonomy. While the 77 kWh model will be able to charge at a maximum of 170 kW of power in direct current, the superior one should reach 200 kW.
The Spanish model will be available in rear and all-wheel drive versions, and a high-performance (VZ?) variant capable of delivering at least 299 hp (220 kW) may also be offered. Although the electric crossover will be produced in China, we should not rule out that the European units will come from the German plant in Zwickau, where the Audi Q4 e-Tron and Q4 Sportback e-Tron, CUPRA Born, and Volkswagen ID.3 are currently made. , ID.4 and ID.5.