Cupra hasn’t yet revealed the production version of its upcoming electric city car, but it has given it a name.

    The UrbanRebel concept will wear the Raval nameplate, which fits in more neatly with Cupra’s existing line-up.

    Like the Cupra Born, the Raval is named after a neighbourhood in Barcelona.

    All models produced by the Volkswagen Group’s Spanish brand have Spanish names: Ateca is a village in Spain, Formentor a peninsula, and Leon a city.

    Production of the Raval will begin in 2025.

    It will be built in a new factory in Martorell, Spain alongside similarly sized vehicles for the Skoda and Volkswagen brands on the MEB Entry platform, though it will reportedly have a more premium positioning than the others.

    That could mean a base price in Europe of roughly £25,000 (A$46,688). The Volkswagen Group is working on even more affordable models the slot in under the MEB Entry trio.

    Cupra Australia confirmed last year the entry-level EV will launch here in 2025 alongside the larger, MEB-based Tavascan coupe SUV and the combustion-powered Terramar mid-sized SUV.

    It was first previewed with a racy city car concept in 2021, before transitioning to a 4.03m-long light SUV concept with a more sophisticated look and a 166kW front-mounted electric motor.

    Cupra claims a 0-100km/h time of 6.9 seconds and a range of up to 440km.

    It will be the third EV from the brand, following the Born (already on sale) and Tavascan (launching in Europe in 2024).

    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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