CUPRA release more photos of its radical new UrbanRebel Concept electric car

New electric vehicle (EV) will be unveiled during the IAA Munich International Motor Show

By
Ian Osborne
September 3, 2021
Category:
EV Life

CUPRA is pushing the limits with its most radical interpretation of an urban electric car, the CUPRA UrbanRebel Concept, which will be launched in 2025. Last week we brought you a teaser and now CUPRA have released more detailed pictures of what the new urban electric vehicle (EV) will look like.

Racing is at the core of CUPRA’s DNA and that’s why the company decided to present the vision of its 100 percent all-electric urban vehicle first as a race car. The CUPRA UrbanRebel Concept has a bold and sharp aesthetic and this futuristic looking car looks like it’s driven straight out of a video game.

Wayne Griffiths, CUPRA CEO, said: “The CUPRA UrbanRebel Concept is a radical interpretation of the company’s urban electric car, due to be launched in 2025. This racing concept gives an idea of the design language of the future street car and will inspire its creation.

“The urban electric car is a key strategic project not only for our company, but also for the Volkswagen Group, as our aim is to produce more than 500,000 urban electric cars per year in Martorell for different Group brands. The urban electric car will democratise and make accessible electromobility to the masses.”

The CUPRA UrbanRebel Concept builds on the design foundations of the 100 percent electric urban vehicle that will be launched in 2025. The road version will mix astonishing design with supreme dynamics and will be based on the Volkswagen Group’s MEB short platform.

Jorge Diez, CUPRA design director, said: “The CUPRA UrbanRebel Concept injects a gamification look to the racing car, projecting a radical interpretation of the company’s urban electric car.”

“Each contoured line and sculpted surface in the design is brought to life by a livery that uses kinetic particles to add movement to the surface as light shifts across it.”

This racing version will influence the road version of the urban electric car, but the core elements are enhanced to give the vehicle an even more rebellious character.

The CUPRA UrbanRebel Concept delivers 250kW of continuous power and up to 320kW at its peak. It can accelerate from 0-62mph (0-100kph) in only 3.2 seconds.

The CUPRA UrbanRebel Concept mixes pure electrification, sustainability and performance with exciting aesthetics influenced by the digital era. It gives an idea of the future design language of the urban electric vehicle.

The CUPRA UrbanRebel Concept will be unveiled at the pre-opening of the new CUPRA City Garage in Munich, during the IAA Munich International Motor Show next weekend.

The CUPRA UrbanRebel will be launched by the company in 2025.

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