New Cupra Born review: the first electric hot hatch?

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Published on 5 Jul 2022, 16:31
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The Cupra Born is said to be the first-ever hot hatch with an electric motor. It might be based on the Volkswagen ID.3, but it gets its own unique personality, thanks to a more sporting body and copper accents. Three versions are offered, including an e-Boost model with an extra 30bhp – slashing the 0-62mph dash to just 6.6 seconds. When fitted with the 58kWh battery, the Cupra Born can manage up to 260 miles between charges, but a 77kWh battery extends this to 340 miles. It’s a practical family car too; four adults can get comfy and there’s a decent 385-litre boot. Should the Born be your first electric car? Sara puts it to the test.


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00:00 - Introduction
01:58 - Interior & technology
03:13 - Specifications
03:51 - Electric motor
04:37 - Rang
05:10 - Driving impressions
06:38 - Charging
07:07 - Practicality & boot space
08:37 - Dealmakers & dealbreakers
09:28 - Verdict
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