As CUPRA prepares to change the perception of all-electric vehicles, proving that performance and electrification are the perfect match, the Vice-President of Research and Development introduces its latest vehicle. Dr. Werner Tietz highlights how the first 100% electric vehicle from the brand delivers an emotional driving experience and instantaneous performance, while challenging the status quo. The CUPRA Born will be available with two power outputs: 150PS (110kW) and 204PS (150kW); available with the higher power output version, an e-Boost1 performance option increases power output up to 231PS (170kW). The CUPRA Born’s advanced powertrain delivers instantaneous performance; 0-50km/h is reached in only 2.6s and 0 to 100km/h in as little as 6.6s. The CUPRA Born’s contemporary sportiness is achieved thanks to its DCC in combination with sport suspension and ESC Sport, as well as its progressive steering. The high-performance CUPRA Born integrates advanced lithium-ion battery technology, with three capacity options, offering a range of up to 540km*. And compatibility with 125kW DC fast charger means it can regain 100km in as little as 7 minutes. Designed and developed in Barcelona, at the brand’s headquarters in Martorell, the CUPRA Born will go into production at the Zwickau plant in Germany starting in September.
The new Porsche Panamera 4S E-Hybrid Sport Turismo with 17.9 kWh battery and up to 54 km E-range
With the new Panamera 4S E-Hybrid, Porsche presents another performance-oriented plug-in hybrid model. The intelligent interplay of the 100 kW (136 hp) electric motor integrated into the eight-speed PDK dual-clutch transmission and the 2.9-liter V6 biturbo unit with 324 kW (440 hp) results in a system output of 412 kW and a maximum system torque of 750 Nm. The driving performance is correspondingly impressive: In combination with the standard Sport Chrono package, the sprint from zero to 100 km/h is achieved in 3.7 seconds. The top speed is reached at 298 km/h. The gross capacity of the battery has been increased from 14.1 to 17.9 kWh compared with previous hybrid models by means of optimized cells, and the driving modes have been optimized with a view to even more effective energy use. The Panamera 4S E-Hybrid has a purely electric range according to WLTP EAER City of up to 54 km (NEDC: up to 64 km)."
The 3-row is built on the Subaru Global Platform and is powered by a 2.4-liter turbocharged BOXER engine. The Ascent comes with Subaru’s high-torque Lineartronic® CVT (continuously variable transmission) and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. EPA-rated fuel economy for the base and Premium models with standard equipment is 21 city/27 highway/23 combined, delivering a cruising range of over 500 miles. Models equipped with 20-inch wheels achieve EPA-rated fuel economy of 20 city/26 highway/22 combined. The U.S.-built Ascent is available in base, Premium, Limited and Touring trim lines. The Ascent is the most versatile Subaru ever with up to nine unique seating configurations and two rows of 60/40 split flat-folding seats offering up to 86.5 cubic feet of cargo space. The Ascent comes standard with a second-row bench seat, providing room for up to eight passengers. The Limited trim as well as available option packages for the Premium trim offer a choice of second-row captain chairs at no additional charge to provide occupants with easier access to the third row. The standard roof rails accommodate multiple accessories for carrying items such as cargo, bicycles and kayaks.