CUPRA Tavascan Models/Series Timeline, Specifications & Photos

Generations: 1
First production year: 2023
Engines: Electric
Body style: SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle)
CUPRA Tavascan photo gallery

Introduced in the spring of 2023, the Tavascan joined Cupra's EV lineup built on top of Volkswagen's MEB platform, competing in the European compact-sized crossover segment.

Cupra evolved from being a trim level for a few SEAT vehicles into a separate brand that became a sporty spin-off brand. Moreover, it started to create specific models with a completely different look than its Spanish brother, even though both marques were part of the Volkswagen Group. Thus, it was challenging to say that the Tavascan was a badge-engineered product, even though it was based on the same platform as the Volkswagen ID.4.

The Tavascan featured a very aggressive look for the front fascia, where a pair of triangular headlights were fitted with triangular lamps. A broad black trim replaced the main grille, while the apron featured a center cooling area with horizontal slats and side scoops that helped the airflow go around the bodywork, improving the aerodynamic factor. From its side, the ascending beltline and the sloped-down roofline towards the back of the vehicle created a coupe look for the Spanish crossover.

Inside, the sporty bucket front seats were fitted as standard and were available with a choice of three colors. On the dashboard, Cupra installed in the Tavascan an instrument panel similar to the one placed on the Born and the Volkswagen's ID.3. It also featured a second 15” touchscreen atop the center stack that was fitted with a new HMI (Human Machine Interface) infotainment system. In the back, there was room for up to three passengers on the split-folding benchseat.

Cupra, a name that came from Cup and Racing, offered the Tavascan with a choice of two motors: one for the RWD version and the other for the AWD version.

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