Many automakers are shifting away from the conventional and entering into a world powered by electrification. Seat, a Spanish automaker owned by Volkswagen, is not an exception. SEAT’s Cupra brand has unveiled a new electric SUV concept, the Tavascan.
The brand is confident that the electric market will grow by at least 15% per year, so it is working on the transition to electric vehicles, just like all of Volkswagen’s brands.
Cupra Tavascan, as you might guess, is built on the all-Volkswagen MEB electric platform and is going to be their first all-electric car when it goes into production next year.
This aggressive-looking coupe SUV sits high on catchy 22″ wheels. The vehicle is equipped with a 77kWh lithium-ion battery pack, which Seat claims is good for up to 450 km (280 miles) on a single charge. The battery pack is built into the floor panel – Cupra considered it would lower the center of gravity, which would have a positive effect on handling.
The battery pack is powering two electric motors – one integrated on each axis – with a combined 225kW (306PS) output. The CUPRA Tavascan can reach 100km/h in less than 6.5 seconds, as per the company.
The interior looks much less futuristic, although some unusual solutions have been applied here. For instance, a special finish, an extravagant steering wheel, and acoustic speakers built into bucket seats. Of course, there is a wing dashboard floats across the front of the interior and a 12.3” digital instrument cluster providing all the information they need, supplemented by a 13” infotainment display.
Cupra has already stated that they tried to ensure the optimal balance between the orientation of the interior to the driver and the comfort of passengers.
Live Cupra Tacascan will make its world debut at this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, the brand informs in the press release. But there are no words on plans to bring the vehicle to production.