SPANISH performance brand Cupra is to give a glimpse of its take on an urban electric performance car when it reveals the UrbanRebel Concept at the IAA Munich International Motor Show.
Cupra, an offshoot of SEAT, says that the car gives an idea of the future design language of an urban electric vehicle which will be launched in 2025.
The company aims to prove that electrification and sportiness are a match and has already launched plug-in hybrid versions of the Formentor SUV and its first 100 per cent electric model, the el-Born.
The UrbanRebel Concept will be shown as a racing car first to reflect the brand's interest in motorsport.
Cupra has its corporate headquarters and a racing car workshop in Martorell near Barcelona in Spain.
"The Cupra UrbanRebel Concept is a radical interpretation of the company's urban electric car, due to be launched in 2025. This racing concept gives an idea of the design language of the future street-car and will inspire its creation,"said Wayne Griffiths, chief executive of Cupra.
"The urban electric car is a key strategic project not only for our company, but also for the Volkswagen Group, as our aim is to produce more than 500,000 urban electric cars per year in Martorell for different group brands. The urban electric car will democratise and make accessible electromobility to the masses."
With a total length of 4,080mm, a width of 1,795mm and a height of 1,444mm, the car is a clue to the proportions of the future urban electric car in a racing disguise.
The UrbanRebel Concept delivers 250kW of continuous power and up to 320kW at its peak. It can accelerate from zero to 62mph in 3.2 seconds.