Cupra is gearing up to join the crowded all-electric SUV market with the Tavascan, which is expected to hit the market in 2024.
It’s too early to talk about its final design, but photo spies captured the first test mule of this model, wearing a VW ID.4 body. The Tavascan concept was unveiled in 2019, and the Tavascan Extreme-E SUV will appear in 2021.
Typically, the design of concept cars is greatly simplified for the assembly line, however, according to Cupra CEO Wayne Griffiths, the production model will be “very, very close to show car”.
While the brand is in the early stages of development for Cupra Tavascan, it is perfectly normal that the mules do not look like the final model. The electric car in the spy photos shares most of the body panels from the VW ID.4, although the front is masked. The only differences we can notice are the shape of the air intakes on the front bumper. The production version of the Tavascan will likely have a coupé-style roofline similar to the upcoming VW ID.5, but with sporty styling cues from the Cupra lineup.
We already know that Cupra Tavascan will share the base with VW ID.4, Skoda Enyaq iV and Audi Q4. Like the aforementioned models, it will likely be offered in different variants in terms of battery capacity and power output.
Given the brand’s performance-oriented nature, it will get a twin-engine unit delivering a total of 295bhp. For reference, the 2019 Tavascan Concept was powered by two 302bhp engines, allowing it to sprint from 0-100mph in 6.5 seconds.
Meanwhile, the Hyundai Ioniq 5 N sports electric car was spotted on the Nürburgring track. Koreans can present a novelty next year.