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Cupra started production of redesigned Formentor and Leon

At the end of April, Cupra revealed the redesigned Formentor and Leon, and now the brand has announced that the first cars have left the production lines.

The Cupra Formentor and Leon are the Romanian brand’s best-selling cars in 2024, with around 42,000 units of the Formentor and more than 25,000 units of the Leon delivered in the first five months.

At the 2020 Geneva Motor Show, Cupra premiered the compact crossover SUV (C-segment), Formentor, as the first car designed specifically for the Volkswagen Group sub-brand. So far, more than 347,000 cars have been delivered worldwide.

Cupra Leon and Seat Leon are fundamentally the same cars, but with several key differences. The car received Cupra’s firmer, sportier suspension with Seat’s cleaner interior design. Since its launch as Cupra’s stand-alone brand in 2018, more than 600,000 cars have been delivered worldwide.

Both models are produced at the Martorell factory, which was built in the early 1990s and has a size of 2.8 million square meters. It should be noted that more than 12 million cars left this factory.

The first deliveries of the Formentor and Leon are scheduled for 3Q 2024.

Source: Cupra

2025 Cupra Born VZ

In May 2021, Cupra presented a small family battery electric compact car, the Cupra Born. Three years later, the automobile brand announces a new, more powerful version of this model called the Cupra Born VZ.

Although last year VW temporarily suspended production of the Born model at its plants in Zwickau and Dresden, the Cupra still managed to sell 45,300 units, which is an increase of almost 45 percent compared to 2022.

The new Cupra Born VZ will be offered in two body colors: Dark Forest and Midnight Black. It will be based on the Volkswagen Group MEB platform like the current model, and in addition to its standard equipment, the Born VZ will be equipped with Dark Chrome details and 20″ wheels, revised steering, better braking system and sports suspension.

Inside, the sports seats from the Formentor VZ5 and Leon VZ models are covered in eco-leather, which also covers the door panels, center console and armrests. There is also a centrally placed 12.9-inch display, a Sennheiser audio system with 10 speakers and a power of 425 W (optional).

When it comes to the powertrain, the Born VZ will be powered by an electric motor with 326 hp (243 kW) and 402 lb-ft (545 Nm) of torque, which is enough to push the car from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5 ,7 seconds with a top speed of 200 km/h (124 mph). Instead of the 77 kWh battery that the current model has, the Born VZ will be equipped with a 79 kWh battery that will provide a range of 570 kilometers. The battery can be charged at fast chargers up to 170 kW.

The new Cupra Born VZ should arrive on the market in the second half of 2024, while the first deliveries can be expected at the end of the year.

Source: Cupra

2024 Cupra DarkRebel

Cupra has unveiled its new car that is entirely created in virtual space, for the future generation of drivers, the Cupra DarkRebel. This all-electric two-seater pushes the boundaries of design and performance, and is the company’s most powerful car.

Almost 300k configurations of members of the Cupra tribe were used in the creation of its futuristic design. This is a new approach in car design and a way for the company to connect as much as possible with new potential customers. The car has outstanding technology that inspires passion and demonstrates the rebellious mindset of the Cupra brand. It has more than 450 hp (331 kW) which is enough to push it to 62 mph (100 km/h) in less than 4 seconds.

“The CUPRA DarkRebel condenses all of the brand’s DNA and values. With wider shoulders, a long bonnet and lower cabin focused on the driver. It stands for people who love to drive and not be driven. The CUPRA Dark Rebel is designed to enter a new dimension where desire, emotion and pushing without limits are our obsession,” said Cupra design director Jorge Diez.

Sharp lines and a triangular lighting concept, which are then applied as DRLs (Daytime Running Lights), adorn the front of the DarkRebel. The side shows the connection of the body with the front and back through channels that reveal all the technical elements, as a symbol of the relationship between exterior and interior. The interior allows the driver to experience the incredible performance of the Cupra DarkRebel on the road.

Source: Cupra