Cupra El-Born Spied Getting Ready For Mass Production
In July of this year, Cupra surprised everyone by revealing an all-electric model ready for production. The El-Born is a sportier version of the Volkswagen ID.3, but it turns out it wasn’t exactly ready to hit the assembly lines when it was revealed.
This is not just a guess as our photographers sent us a batch of spy photos showing a prototype of the Spanish EV test on public roads. It still wears a lot of camouflage, but all production elements appear to be in place, including the headlights and taillights.
It’s probably safe to assume that Cupra is currently making the final powertrain tweaks and other vehicle performance reviews. Speaking of performance, the El-Born receives the most powerful electrical system in the ID.3, which means it has a 77 kWh battery for a maximum range of 500 kilometers between charges. We don’t know all the specs of the sports sedan, but it has already been announced that it will hit 31 miles per hour (50 kilometers per hour) in just 2.9 seconds.
As mentioned above, the El-Born is based on ID.3 and will be produced on the same assembly line in Zwickau. The two will share many interior components, including the German EV’s infotainment system and digital instrument cluster. Of course, they will be modified to better match the overall concept of the Cupra brand.
The El-Born is in the very final stages of development and is expected to go into production next year. It will be available in most European markets with no plans for a release outside the Old Continent announced so far.