CUPRA has announced it will officially bring the Tavascan into production. This has been confirmed by Wayne Griffiths, SEAT president, in the same press release announcing that the company will also launch an affordable cut-off electric car by 2025. The Tavascan will be CUPRA’s second pure electric car after the compact Born, which will hit the market this year.
“Our dream will come true: the CUPRA Tavascan will be a reality. Based on the MEB platform of the Volkswagen Group, it will be designed and developed in Barcelona and will reach Europe and other international markets in 2024″. Although its commercialization will begin in 2024, the production model may be presented in 2023.
The CUPRA Tavascan will be the brother of the Volkswagen ID.4, Audi Q4 e-Tron, and Skoda Enyaq iV, with which it will share the MEB modular platform. Its production will initially take place at the German plant in Zwickau, facilities that it will share with a complete family of electric models (ID.3, Born, ID.4, ID.5, Q4 e-Tron, Q4 e-Tron Sportback…).
Compared to the ID.4, Q4 e-Tron, and Enyaq iV, the Tavascan will bet on an openly sporty approach. Its design will be similar to that of the prototype presented in 2019, much more aggressive than its platform brothers. The chassis is also expected to be tuned to offer a more dynamic driving experience, following models like the Formentor.
“We continue with the development of the Tavascan. We have not announced precisely where, when, and how, but it is a great dream that we are trying to make a reality. The development of the design continues in line with the concept car”, Griffiths declared a few weeks ago to the British media Top Gear. The final release date had been confirmed.
“Everything you can think of, we have to be able to do it. We don’t want a big disappointment, [sometimes] a provocative show car is presented, and then the production car is toned down due to reality […]. The final car will be very, very close to the show model.” Arriving several years later than its Volkswagen brothers, Audi and Skoda, the CUPRA is expected to incorporate some novelties in maximum load power sections.