The Spanish sports car manufacturer is betting heavily on the new Born, its first electric model. With a sportier attitude, which passes for power offer an engine with effect boost to increase power, similar to what happens with the Porsche Taycan, the Cupra Born promises to be fun to drive. But always without questioning the preference prices, since will be proposed among us for 38 thousand euros in the version with 204 hp and with a package of batteries with a capacity of 58 kWh. Hence, Cupra’s CEO predicts that Born will allow Cupra to double its actual sales volume.
Here we already had the reservation that, in neighboring Spain, the Born had been on sale since the end of September for €38,610, corresponding to the version with 204 hp and 58 kWh of battery. Knowing that the VAT in the Spanish market is 21%, compared to 23% in Portugal, one would expect a corresponding increase in value, which will be around €600. But by proposing Born in our country for the already declared 38 thousand euros, this means that Cupra decided to absorb the price increase due to the tax.
beyond the effect boost on the engine, the CEO of Cupra, Wayne Griffiths, also guarantees that the chassis has been adjusted to favor efficiency, using the Dynamic Chassis Control Sport, system capable of changing the damping law. To all this, the Cupra Born combines a power that rises from 204 hp to 231 hp with the e-boost and range pack, which allows you to go from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.6 seconds with the 58 kWh battery, or 7 seconds with the heaviest 77 kWh accumulator. The autonomy in WLTP is 420 km with the first battery and 540 km in the versions that assemble the second.
The first version to reach the Portuguese market of Born will mount an accumulator with a capacity of 58 kWh, and then the 77 kWh battery will appear, which allows for greater autonomy, as well as the more affordable version, with 45 kWh, which allows it to travel through 340 km / h. It is now possible to order Born in our country, taking advantage of the energy supply for one year, but prices for the versions with the highest and lowest battery feature will only be announced later.