Cupra teases electric SUV concept

Published: 24 July 2019

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Get ready for another VW Group electric SUV – but not from one of the usual suspects. This time, Cupra – not Seat, certainly not Seat! – has revealed teaser shots of a new electric four-door concept. It'll be unveiled at the Frankfurt motor show in September 2019.  

What is it? 

The new Spanish brand claims the EV will unite ‘the silhouette of a four-door crossover with the presence of an SUV and the sleekness of a sports coupe,’ which sounds optimistic. Still, the concept previews the first all-electric production Cupra, and follows hot on the heels of the hybrid Formentor crossover concept shown earlier in the year.

From the teaser image, we can tell the sleek concept has no exhausts (naturally), a bold aero-enhancing diffuser and a very 'now' Porsche-style rear light bar, that spans the width of the vehicle. 

The two cars mark a step-change in Cupra’s output – until now its cars have been angrier, premium reiterations of their Seat cousins pledging to deliver a racier, performance-driven experience. So far, we’re unconvinced, but these electrified newcomers could change that.  

Standby for more details – and a clearer idea of what the thing looks like – as the 2019 Frankfurt motor show approaches.

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