Update, December 22: Cupra was born in Australia!
Capra Bourne is now in Australia, and we’ve played it. Get Daniel Gardner’s full review at the link below.
With long range, unique styling, generous standard equipment and European appeal, the new Cupra Born is possibly the easiest electric vehicle to recommend in the current zero-emissions market.
The story continues…
16 December: Cupra Bourne Australian prices announced
gave 2023 Kapra is born. The small five-door hatchback will touch down with a price tag of under $60,000, with order books opening on December 19.
Starting from $59,990 before on-road costs, the Born adds another option to Australia’s most affordable zero-emission vehicles.
How much is the 2023 Cupra Born EV?
|Kapra was born.||$59,990 before on-road costs||ACT: $61,990, NSW: $62,490, QLD: $63,490, VIC: $64,490, WA: $64,490, SA: $66,490|
Although it costs more than the more affordable MG ZS EV, BYD Atto 3, Hyundai Kona Electric and Nissan Leaf, The Born represents the European brand’s most affordable electric car.
While The Born is the Cupra’s first EV, it marks the launch of the Volkswagen Group’s range of more accessible EVs in Australia, leading the way for the Volkswagen ID.3 and ID.4 as well as the Skoda Enyaq. , all on the same MEB modular platform.
Cupra also offers drive-through pricing for Bourne, with total costs ranging from $61,990 for customers in the ACT to $66,490 for customers in WA, although recently introduced incentives drop further by state. can offer
2023 Cupra Born Powertrain and Features
A single variant will be offered from launch equipped with an 82kWh battery, rear-wheel drive and 170kW/310Nm, however, the Cupra is offering a number of option packs to give customers more individuality.
|19 inch alloy wheels (black and copper)||Auto dimming rear view mirror|
|12-inch infotainment system||Drive mode selector|
|Wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto||Tire pressure monitoring|
|DAB+ digital radio||Front bucket seats.|
|5.3-inch digital instrument cluster||Recycled fiber upholstery|
|Four USB-C ports (2x front, 2x rear)||Dual zone climate control|
|Wireless phone charger||Adaptive steering|
|Color adjustable ambient light||Sports suspension.|
|Heated leather-wrapped steering wheel||Automatic parking|
|LED head and tail lights||Rain-sensing wipers|
|Rear spoiler||360 degree camera system|
|Heated power folding side mirrors||Carpets Floor mats|
|Keyless entry and push-button start|
A $2600 Performance Pack upgrades the standard 19-inch alloy wheels to 20-inch rims wearing Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tires and Dynamic Chassis Control ESC mode, although ticking the box would have reduced the number of seats to five. is, while wide tires drop claim driving range from 511 km to 475 km.
Opting for the Interior Pack adds another $2900 to the bottom line and adds a list of luxury touches to the cabin, including heated sports front seats, 12-way electric adjustment and massage function and Aurora Blue Dynamica upholstery. The package also includes a premium Beats sound system with nine speakers, while heated windscreen washer jets prevent freezing in cold conditions.
Like the Performance Pack, the interior option reduces the number of seats to four. Other than the $475 Aurora Blue Metallic paint, all other manufactured goods are included in the price.
Its central touchscreen measures 12.0 inches and is complemented by a 5.3-inch driver’s instrument cluster, and Android Auto/Apple CarPlay is standard, though not wirelessly.
Other tech highlights include LED headlights, cordless device charging, two USB-C sockets for the front occupants and two for the rear, and ambient cabin lighting.
Comfort and convenience features include; Keyless locking/unlocking and start, a heated leather steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, tinted rear windows, and a 385 liter boot.
There’s also a decent amount of safety and driver assistance features on offer in the Dell, including a 360-degree camera, tire pressure monitoring, seven airbags, automatic headlights and wipers, lane departure and parking assist, adaptive cruise control, driver fatigue monitoring, and autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist recognition.
Cupra claims the Born offers ‘hot hatch’ appeal and, with 0-100km/h acceleration of 7.0 seconds, the Born has comparable performance to the entry-level Tesla Model Y or the mid-range Audi A3, for example. .
Cupra Australia director Ben Wilkes explained that its first electric vehicle would be the most important in the evolution of the brand.
A long 500 km plus to combine EV [driving] The range, with quick electric performance and controllable dynamics through sharp steering and a rear-wheel drive chassis, places the Cupra Bourne in an exclusive segment of the market,” he said.
“From range and pricing to space and driver satisfaction, the Bourne will be the most significant vehicle that Cupra has ever launched as it defines class leadership”.
Warranty and Servicing
As per the wider Cupra range, Bourne will be covered by the brand’s five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.
Cupra Australia is yet to announce details on battery coverage and servicing information for its electric vehicles. High voltage components in its plug-in hybrid range are covered for eight years or 160,000 km, whichever comes first.