The electric Cupra Tavascán begins to become a reality: hunted for the first time in motion

Cupra recently showed all its cards in terms of product with the presentation of several models, which together, presumably, make up the entirety of the brand’s commercial offensive until 2026. Among all that was shown, the Cupra Tavascan, an electric SUV with a coupé-type body that the market will arrive in 2024and that its testing phase has already begun, as these spy photos show.

However, and as usually happens when a new model begins its development, the bodywork that the photographed unit carries is not the one that the production model will wear, since what Cupra has done on this occasion is to use the rear section of the Volkswagen ID .4 for this test mule (which is what test units carrying bodies of other models are called).

The photographs have been taken by photographers on the German circuit of Nurburgringa track that, due to its length and demands, is ideal for testing the reliability and behavior of future street cars.

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The unit hunted by the photographers only carried the front of the production Cupra Tavascan, while the rear is borrowed from the Volkswagen ID.4.

Broadly speaking, the Cupra Tavascan can be defined as a twin brother of the Volkswagen ID.5 and Skoda Enyaq Coupésince all of them are electric SUVs with bodywork of similar lines articulated around the MEB platform of the Volkswagen Group.

Technically, the three models (as well as the rest of the consortium’s cars based on this platform) boast an almost identical technical sheet, but each one has a different set-up to be more in tune with the personality of each firm.

For this reason, there are many technical data that can be taken for granted. Among them, that the largest battery pack you can carry will have a capacity of 77 kWhas well as a maximum power of 306 hp in the all-wheel drive variant. In conjunction with the higher capacity battery, a rear-wheel drive version should be able to homologate a autonomy greater than 500 kilometers.

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These first tests are intended to check the aerodynamic performance of the front design, as well as to test cooling, among other aspects.

Cupra announced the Cupra Tavascan as a model that would go into production in 2024but as usually happens in the Volkswagen Group, probably during the last bars of 2023, the brand shows the Tavascan in its final production form and in great detail.

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