Sneak Reveal of Seat Performance EV Concept

Seat’s performance sub-brand, Cupra, has published a sneak detail rendition of its first all-electric concept.

The car, making its world debut at IAA Frankfurt International Motor Show in September, looks like being something of a break from hot-hatchback shape of the Cupra range’s previous sporting models. The carmaker says its designers have endeavored to unite the “silhouette of a four-door crossover with the presence of an SUV and the sleekness of a sports coupe”.

Naturally, owing to vital requirements of range with a BEV powertrain, aerodynamics will play a crucial role in the car’s design and the rear line of roof mounted air diffusers and the straight-cut rear body would suggest a super-sleek body shape. The automaker says the vehicle’s front aspect brings “a balance of both aesthetics and performance, with each vent providing efficiency increases to allow the vehicle to drive further”.

Despite this focus on saving energy, the Cupra logo will be illuminated with, presumably, engineers weighing up the use of electricity being off-set by improved aerodynamics with a flush fitting badge. The detail released also shows an uninterrupted bar of lights the full width of the vehicle hoping to add to its on-road presence.

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in London. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_


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