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Introduction

What Car? says...

The Cupra Born is an electric car that takes its name from the El Born district of Barcelona, but is arguably more closely linked to Wolfsburg.

That’s because under the metal, the Born is essentially identical to the VW ID 3. Like the ID 3, it's a five-door, five-seat electric hatchback, and is available with two different battery sizes promising impressive pure-electric ranges.

FAQs

  • The Born is too new to have featured in our latest What Car? Reliability Survey but we can draw some conclusions from the closely related VW ID 3. It finished in eighth place out of 14 electric cars polled.

  • Born buyers can choose from two battery sizes, with the smallest delivering a 233-mile range (in official Government tests) and the largest 343 miles. These figures are within a few miles of equivalent versions of the VW ID 3.

  • The 58kWh version of the Born strikes the best balance between price and capability. We’d go for V1 trim, which comes with plenty of kit and keeps the price palatable.

  • The Born scored a full five stars when it was tested by Euro NCAP and performed slightly better than the VW ID 3 and Renault Megane E-Tech when it came to protecting adults and children in a collision.

  • All Borns get a larger 12.0in touchscreen compared with the 10.0in one in the VW ID 3. However, the system is a little slow to respond and the menus are less intuitive than those in some rivals, including the Renault Megane E-Tech.

  • The Born’s boot has an official capacity of 385 litres, which is in line with the sort of space you get in petrol and diesel family hatchbacks. That’s reflected in its real-world carrying capacity: we managed to fit in six carry-on suitcases into the boot of both the Born and the conventionally powered Cupra Leon.

At a glance
New car deals
Target Price from £36,475
or from £421pm
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Nearly new deals
From £31,895
Leasing deals
From £440pm
RRP price range £36,475 - £43,735
Number of trims (see all)3
Number of engines (see all)2
Available fuel types (which is best for you?)electric
Available doors options 5
Company car tax at 20% (min/max) £73 / £87
Company car tax at 40% (min/max) £146 / £175
Available colours