Cupra UrbanRacer Concept to preview 2025 compact EV

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cupraurbanracer1Cupra will preview its future electric city car with a new UrbanRebel Concept that will be revealed next week ahead of going on display at the Munich motor show.

The new machine from Seat’s premium sub-brand has been previewed in a series of teaser images. Cupra says the concept takes the firm of a racing car that shows the “most radical interpretation” of its urban electric vehicle that will launch in 2025.

That machine will be the first Seat-Cupra vehicle on the Volkswagen Group’s forthcoming MEB Entry platform, and is set to take the form of an compact crossover roughly the side of the Seat Arona. It will be twinned with the Volkswagen ID 2, which is also tipped to be revealed in concept form at the Munich show.

The teaser image shows a compact machine with a large rear wing featuring a built-in LED, showing the vehicle’s motorsport intentions. Cupra said that it has chosen to preview the vehicle as a race car because “racing is a key part of Cupra’s DNA”.

The firm added that the the concept “mixes pure electrification, sustainability and performance with the thrilling aesthetics of the virtual world.”

Cupra’s first electric car, the Born hatch, is due to go into production shortly and is set to be followed by a production version of the Tavascan SUV concept.

James Attwood

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