Cupra Born
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    2024 Cupra Born

    2024 Cupra Born
    Variants
    2
    Price
    $59,990
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    Fuel EfficiencyN/A
    ANCAP Rating5-star
    Warranty5 years
    Cupra
    2024 Cupra Born
    Fuel Efficiency
    N/A
    ANCAP Rating
    5-star
    Warranty
    5 years
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    About the Cupra Born

    The first mainstream electric car from the Volkswagen Group in Australia will be priced below $60,000 before on-road costs when it touches down locally in March 2023.

    The Cupra Born will kick off at $59,990 before on-road costs, equivalent to a drive-away price (before incentives) of around $63,000 depending on state.

    Orders aren’t open yet, but pre-orders ($1000 upfront, $750 of which is a refundable deposit and $250 of which is a non-refundable reservation fee) will open before Christmas barring any technical hold-ups.

    Under the skin, the Born rides on the same MEB underpinnings as the Volkswagen ID.3 hatchback already on offer in Europe, and due in Australia post-facelift in 2024.

    It’s the first step in a Volkswagen Group Australia rollout that will eventually see everything from small EV hatches like the Born and ID.3, SUVs such as the Volkswagen ID.4 and ID.5 (late 2023) and Skoda Enyaq (likely 2024), and the Kombi-inspired Volkswagen ID. Buzz (2024).

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    Intro
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    On the Road
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    Cupra Born review (inc. 0-100)

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    June 29, 2023
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    While Volkswagen doesn't have an electric vehicle on sale in Australia at the moment, sister brand Cupra does. Paul Maric gets behind the wheel of the fully electric 2023 Cupa Born to see if it's any good.

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    Exterior

    • 19-inch black and copper Typhoon alloy wheels
    • Tyre pressure monitoring
    • Heated, power-folding exterior mirrors
    • LED headlights, tail lights, fog lights
    • Automatic headlights with auto high-beam
    • Rain-sensing wipers
    • Tinted rear windows
    • Rear roof spoiler

    Interior

    • 5.3-inch digital instrument binnacle
    • 12-inch infotainment touchscreen
      • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto (wired)
      • Wireless phone charging
      • DAB+ digital radio
      • 4 x USB ports
    • Surround-view camera
    • Leather, heated steering wheel
    • Front bucket seats
    • Floor mats
    • Keyless entry and start
    • Auto-dimming rear-view mirror
    • Dual-zone climate control
    • Aluminium pedals

    Chassis

    • Sports suspension
    • Driving profile selection
    • Progressive (variable-ratio) steering

    Exterior

    Photos and Images of the Cupra Born Exterior

    Under the skin, the Born shares its MEB chassis with the Volkswagen ID.3 hatchback. Boot space is a claimed 385 litres, and the car measures 4322mm long, 1809mm wide and 1540mm tall, with a 2766mm wheelbase.

    Cupra Born Colours

    What colours are available for the Cupra Born?
    • Glacial White
    • Geyser Silver
    • Quasar Grey
    • Rayleigh Red
    • Vapor Grey

    How it Drives

    Our expert take on Cupra Born drivability?

    Australians will only be offered the e-Boost model with a 77kWh (usable) lithium-ion battery pack, and a rear-mounted electric motor (rear-wheel drive) making 170kW of power and 310Nm of torque.

    Smaller battery packs are available overseas, but won’t be making the journey to Australia at launch.

    The 100km/h sprint takes a claimed 7.0 seconds.

    Cupra Born Safety Rating

    ANCAP Safety Rating Australia

    The Born has a five-star Euro NCAP rating based on testing carried out in 2022.

    It hasn’t yet been translated to an ANCAP rating, although the five-star rating should carry over.

    It earned scores of 93 per cent for adult occupant protection, 89 per cent for child occupant protection, 73 per cent for vulnerable road user protection, and 80 per cent for safety assist.

    Standard equipment includes:

    • Seven airbags
    • Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian, cyclist detection
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Lane-keep assist
    • Parking assist
    • Blind-spot assist
    • Rear cross-traffic assist
    • Driver attention monitoring
    • Rain-sensing wipers

    Cupra Born Options

    Options list for the Cupra Born

    A pair of options packages are offered, starting with the Interior Package ($2900). It brings:

    • Aurora Blue, suede-trimmed, front bucket seats
    • Heated front seats
    • 12-way power adjustable front seats with massaging
    • Two-seat rear bench (three-seat bench standard)
    • Heated washing jets
    • Beats premium sound system (nine-speaker, 395W)

    The Performance Package ($2600) brings:

    • 20-inch firestorm alloy wheels in black and silver
    • 235mm Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres (wide tyre package)
    • Two-seat rear bench (three-seat bench standard)
    • Adaptive damping

    Cupra Born Warranty

    What is the warranty period and kilometre limit for the Cupra Born?

    The Born will be backed by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty when it touches down.

    Cupra currently offers three years of free servicing on the Leon, Formentor and Ateca but hasn’t confirmed service pricing for the Born.

    Cupra Born Stock Availability

    Is the Cupra Born available to buy now and what are stock levels and how long are wait times?

    Supply is expected to be strong, although Cupra Australia brand director Ben Wilks told CarExpert there may be more people who want cars, than there are cars on offer.

    “We’re competing with all world markets and with markets that still have even more advanced legislation about electrification, and in favour of electrification or negative towards petrol vehicles,” Mr Wilks said.

    “We’re locked in with the cars we’re going to get, and if I look at the demand so far, the demand is probably going to exceed that,” he said. “We just need to manage that sensitively for each of our customers, and provide our order bank really clearly to the factory so they see just how much impact we’re having here in Australia.”

    Cupra Born Infotainment

    What infotainment do you get within the range?

    The Born comes with a 5.3-inch digital instrument binnacle in addition to large 12-inch infotainment touchscreen that supports Wireless Apple CarPlay, wired Android Auto and Wireless phone charging.

    Cupra Born Boot Space

    How much luggage or cargo capacity and boot space is there in the Cupra Born?

    Boot space is a claimed 385L with the rear seats in place.

    Cupra Born Dimensions

    The dimensions of the Cupra Born

    The Born measures 4322mm long, 1809mm wide and 1540mm tall, with a 2766mm wheelbase.

    The 2024 CUPRA BORN measures 4324mm long, 1809mm wide and 1540mm tall, with a 2766mm tall wheelbase.

    Cupra Born Market Fit

    Where does it fit in the competitor segment?

    The Cupra Born is categorised as a SMALL FROM 40K and has a price range of $59,990 to $59,990.

    Frequently Asked Questions

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    The price of the Cupra Born is $59,990 plus on-road costs.

    The Cupra Born is built in Spain and is then shipped to Australia.

    Cupra suggested that owners service their Cupra Born every 12 months or 15,000km, whichever comes first.

    The Cupra Born has a five star ANCAP safety rating out of five.

    The Cupra Born has a fully electric engine and does not use any fuel.

    The Cupra Born has 5 doors.

    In our latest review the Cupra Born scored 8.1 out of 10. Read the full Cupra Born review here.

    The Cupra Born had a 5 year, unlimited km warranty.

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