The second fully electric model from Cupra, the Tavascan, has now been unveiled in production form after we first saw the concept in 2019.
It isn’t clear whether the model will go on sale in New Zealand but it has been confirmed for Australia so its certainly possible.
New to the Spanish brand is its design language which the Tavascan proudly wears, including the new three-triangle eye signature found on the matrix LED headlights.
The SUV coupe body style is also the first to debut on an electric Cupra, with the roofline sweeping downward at the back as if it were a fastback while its side profile is accentuated by a set of 19- to 21-inch wheels.
Inside, there’s a “characterful” central spine that defines the interior alongside “invisible” air vents, while occupants get bucket seats wrapped in a choice of sustainable materials. Infotainment is handled by a 15-inch central screen which has been positioned with the driver in mind.
The range topping Tavascan features a dual motor, all-wheel drive powertrain producing 250kW and 545Nm of torque, as well as a 549km driving range. It can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in 5.6 seconds.
A single motor variant with 210kW and 545Nm will also be available.
Driver assistance technology is also abundant, with the Tavascan featuring adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, lane assist, exit warning, fatigue detection, and more.
The same can be said for its safety functions like its Front Assist, which includes swerve support and turn assist, prevents or mitigates possible damage in an emergency situation, and monitors other road users like cars, pedestrians and bicycles.
The Cupra Tavascan is set to launch in Europe in 2024 but we await to hear news regarding local pricing and availability.