The new CUPRA Born offers a sophisticated design and great features to enable sporty driving in the electric vehicle segment. It has an advanced propulsion system that provides instant acceleration and is combined with a chassis that responds excellently in any driving scenario.
The CUPRA Born is available with a 231 hp version with a 77 kWh battery that has a total range of up to 546 km. This variant takes 7 hours and 30 minutes to charge its battery to 100% via the Mode 3 connector. With a 135 kWh DC charger it only takes 36 minutes to go from 5 to 80% capacity. That is, in just 7 minutes you will gain 100 km of additional autonomy. While traveling, the CUPRA Easy Charging application takes care of everything related to charging, including searching for public stations and paying for charges directly.
On the outside, the most powerful Born model is characterized by 19-inch wheels, larger front disc brakes or a sports steering wheel that is not only heated and in leather, but also drive mode buttons.
In addition, the Born has a 204 hp version and a high-performance lithium-ion battery pack with a capacity of 58 kWh, with which a range of no less than 424 kilometers is achieved, with a time of just 7.3 seconds to reach 100 kilometers from standstill. km/h and a maximum speed of 160 km/h.
The new Born offers remarkable sportiness thanks to the DCC Sport and ESC Sport systems, making it a truly exciting car to drive. The progressive steering, large brake discs and wide tires on 20-inch alloy wheels provide excellent response and confidence in handling. The CUPRA Born is equipped with a driving mode selector that adapts to the driver’s needs. There are five selectable modes: Range, Comfort, Performance, Individual and CUPRA (only available with the e-Boost package). Each of them modifies the response of the engine, steering and suspension (up to 15 levels).
Range mode allows the car to reduce consumption to save energy, making driving more comfortable and relaxed, for example on highway trips. Performance mode focuses on providing dynamics with a distinctly sporty character. The CUPRA mode goes one step further by ensuring that the vehicle delivers its maximum performance and offers better dynamic behaviour. Finally, the individual mode allows the driver to customize the settings to their liking, whether they want a firmer or softer ride, with up to 15 levels of specific tuning to choose from.
The dynamic chassis control system with different configurations, the progressive steering according to speed or the 215 mm tires available with copper-coloured alloy wheels are other elements that are part of the equipment of the Born. Also, due to regenerative braking, mechanical brakes are rarely used in everyday driving, so their components can last the life of the vehicle with little wear.
The Born is 4.32 m long, 1.81 m wide and 1.53 m high and the front part of the body features the characteristic light signature and the frame of the CUPRA emblem. Thanks to a long wheelbase of 2,767 mm, the CUPRA Born offers a spacious passenger compartment. Both the driver and passengers travel comfortably in the two rows of seats. The suitcase has a capacity of 385 liters.
For its part, the materials inside help to create a sense of sportiness and quality. As standard, the enveloping bucket seats stand out, which use a fabric made of recycled plastics in their upholstery. The standard 30.5 cm (12 in) floating screen takes pride of place in the center console and is slightly angled towards the driver for ease of use, allowing a wide range of functions to be used in a very intuitive way. Behind the wheel is the 13.4 cm (5.3 in) Digital Cockpit instrument panel, and the streamlined design clearly conveys the most relevant information. This display also houses the gear and parking brake buttons.
Thanks to the Head-Up Display system with augmented reality, which projects relevant information onto the windscreen as if it were layered on the real world, the indications relating to assistants, navigation or speed are directly in the driver’s field of view. For its part, the information system has a floating screen of 30.5 cm (12 inches) as standard.
The range of systems in the new Born is very wide. It includes Adaptive Cruise Speed Assist (ACC) and Predictive, Travel Assist, Lateral and Involuntary Lane Departure Assist, Traffic Sign Recognition, Emergency Assistance and Pre-collision Assistant. On-board systems use data from a range of integrated sensors (radar, camera or ultrasonic sensors) and information from external sources to create a picture of the vehicle’s environment and anticipate potential danger.
The predictive ACC system positions the CUPRA Born using the GPS of the navigation system, allowing it to correct its speed based on the road layout, taking into account curves, roundabouts, intersections, speed limits and built-up areas. The system can adjust the speed of the vehicle when the limits change thanks to the information collected by the front camera and the recognition of road signs.
Trip Assist uses information from ACC and Lane Departure and Side Assist to keep the vehicle centered at all times and adapt its speed to existing traffic, providing driver assistance at any speed. The exit alarm for its part gives an audible warning if someone or something approaches the CUPRA Born when it is parked and the driver wants to get out.
Source: La Verdad