The new Cupra Tavascan concept is an all-electric coupe-SUV, and it’s being considered for production
Cupra, the performance marque of SEAT, predicts the market for electric coupe-SUVs will grow by 15 percent a year and this means customers will need newer, more attractive, and more efficient models. The first-ever zero-emission Cupra brings together “the silhouette of a four-door crossover, with the presence of an SUV and the sleekness of a sporty coupe.”
Thanks to two electric motors, one for each axle, the Tavascan concept has an all-wheel-drive system with a combined output of 302 horsepower (225 kilowatts), which provides a 0-100 km/h acceleration in less than 6.5 seconds.
The striking shape of that carbon-fibre body is largely dictated by aerodynamics. The front end features two large ‘S Duct’ vents leading through the nose section and out of the bonnet, while the bumper is hollowed out to either side of the illuminated Cupra logo in order to smooth airflow across the sides.