Cupra has teased a new model that will introduce a new generation of hybrid technology to SEAT’s sporty sub-brand in 2024.
Speaking at SEAT’s annual earnings press conference, SEAT and Cupra boss Wayne Griffiths said the new model looks like an SUV in size, although the size of the car is still unknown.
It is one of four new cars coming to the Kupra line-up in the coming years, in addition to the all-electric Tavaskan SUV, UrbanRable – a small, affordable EV that uses the MEB entry platform – and another car, which is still unknown. There could be an estate or shooting break based on the Volkswagen Artion.
“This is an electric SUV with light-hybrid and plug-in hybrid technology, which we will build together with the Audi Q3 Sportback in Hungary,” Griffiths said.
“With an all-electric range of 100 kilometers, I think this will lead to a new generation of plug-in hybrids,” he added.
It is possible that this could be an SUV in a completely new segment for Capra, as indicated last year when the SEAT boss said that two new cars that would ‘expand’ the Capra line-up would arrive in the next few years.
However, the arrival date of 2024 coincides with what could be the end of Atekar’s life cycle. The brand’s C-segment SUV was introduced as a SEAT in 2016 and became a Cupra with a hot version in 2018, serving as the launch vehicle of the Cupra sub-brand.
Using plug-in hybrid power and built alongside the Audi Q3 Sportback, the car is almost certain to use an evolution of the VW Group’s MQB platform, a much more significant plug-in than the currently available plug-in hybrid system based on the PHEV model. Provides hybrid systems. MQB.
An extended range of 100km (62 miles) will be achieved by fitting a larger battery currently available in plug-in hybrid vehicles using the MQB system. However, the packaging requirements of a larger battery may also point to this model being larger than the Ateca, occupying a portion of the top.