Our Review of the CUPRA Born – A Hot Hatch Gone Electric
The CUPRA Born stands out from the crowd – both on paper and in person. As one of the very few electric hatchbacks currently available, it’s quickly carving out a niche in the rapidly expanding electric vehicle market. Arriving at Archibalds this September, our team had the privilege of putting one of only two models in the country to the test. Our journey took us from our central Christchurch showroom through the Port Hills and Godley Heads, where we had the opportunity to really put the Born through its paces. Read our review below.
CUPRA Born pricing and specifications
- CUPRA’s first all-electric vehicle
- Priced from $77,900 CUPRA DriveAway, eligible for a Clean Car Rebate
- All-electric range of 548 km WLTP*
- 0 – 100 km in 7 seconds
- Coming to Archibalds September 2023. Make an enquiry with our team to book a test drive.
CUPRA’s design DNA
In a world enamoured by SUVs, the Born emerges as a captivating gem. Yes, it’s a hatch, but there’s more than meets the eye. Its racy and challenging design is CUPRA through and through and the Born delivers this (and more) in spades. Defined by a sleek body and sportive lines, its aggressive stance really does turn heads out and about – or at least in the bustling Christchurch CBD. Clearly communicated in the Born is CUPRA’s design DNA, and we particularly like the copper accents highlighted throughout the vehicle. Fully aerodynamic 19″ Typhoon wheels not only provide the finishing touch but ensure you can maximise electric range, whilst an infinity taillight balances out the rear.
Whilst our demonstrator model donned Quasar Grey, our preference gravitates towards the striking Aurora Blue (available for an additional $850 and pictured below), which complements Born’s gorgeous copper accents very well. Colour options are:
- Glacial White
- Geyser Silver
- Rayleigh Red
- Vapor Grey