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Post by Rob » Wed Oct 06, 2021 10:15 am

The first batch of UK reviews for the CUPRA Born are now out, round up below:

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Auto Express:
The Cupra Born stands out thanks to its successful, eye-catching design, and the driving experience is also subtly different from that of its ID.3 sibling. It carves out the company’s first EV as a genuine Cupra with a sporty edge. It’s a more emotional alternative to the VW ID.3, and while you pay a premium for this, as electrification takes over it’s nice to know there are options that offer something different from each other. The Cupra Born is a convincing EV.
Read the full review here: https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/cupra/bor ... 021-review

Driving Electric:
More adventurous styling and a better-quality interior help set the Spanish brand's first electric car apart from the Volkswagen ID.3 it's based on
Read the full review here: https://www.drivingelectric.com/cupra/b ... orn-review

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Post by Rob » Fri Oct 08, 2021 9:56 am

Couple more reviews now out:

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AutoCar:
All of this is largely the same as the ID 3: there might be slight differences in the steering, but it would take a back-to-back test to reveal those. And that’s where Cupra comes unstuck. It’s claiming to be the emotional one of the VW Group, but the drive experience can’t back up the jazzier looks and doesn’t feel vastly different from its ID 3 sibling.

Does that make it a bad car? Certainly not. But does that give any reason to buy a Cupra over an ID 3? That’s where it gets more awkward for the Spanish brand. Doubtless the platform will save VW’s bacon, but at what cost to individual character?
Read the full review here: https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/cu ... ign=Review

What Car?:
So, the Cupra Born does indeed take all the good bits from the class-leading Volkswagen ID.3 then add a more polished interior and a slight upgrade to the tech. It is likely to cost more money, though.

How much more remains unclear. If, when prices are announced later this year, it turns out that you will have to spend quite a few thousand pounds extra to have a Born instead of an ID.3, that will strip away some of the new model's appeal.

If the pricing is still competitive, though, the underpinnings that have already brought us not only the ID.3, but also the impressive Audi Q4 e-tron, Skoda Enyaq and Volkswagen ID.4 will have produced another car that thoroughly deserves a place on your small electric car shortlist.

What Car? rating 5 stars out of 5
Read the full review here: https://www.whatcar.com/news/2022-cupra ... ate/n23583

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