Cupra UrbanRebel (2025): Will the electric car become a small SUV?
The UrbanRebel mutates into an SUV
Dimensions Cupra UrbanRebel
● Length: 4036mm
● Width: 1975mm (including exterior mirrors)
● Height: 1576mm
● Wheelbase: 2600mm
Dimensions Cupra Born
● Length: 4322mm
● Width: 2070mm (including exterior mirrors)
● Height: 1537mm
● Wheelbase: 2766mm
Beefy is also the right keyword when it comes to the front. The huge maw of the concept has been adopted, just without the sweeping front splitter. Parts of the apron and the wheel arches of the UrbanRebel look like they are made of carbon, but they are made of what is known as Natural Fiber Composite.
The front is reminiscent of the Lamborghini Urus
In contrast to the Concept, which only had two (wing) doors, the UrbanRebel is a four-door model. The overhangs are short at the front and rear, and the wheelbase is long at 2.60 meters. The contrasting colored roof is sporty, the C-pillar is tilted forward.
The rear with a continuous light strip and a central Cupra logo is very similar to that of the first study. But: The new two-piece roof edge spoiler is a few sizes smaller.
Futuristic interior of the study
Getting on is allowed, but I have to empty all my trouser pockets beforehand and I should move as little as possible on the seat – after all, it’s still a sensitive study. The strongly formed bucket seats are electrically adjustable. The backrest, including the integrated headrest, is rigid and not steep enough for my taste, but something will certainly happen here before the series production, the final version will come up with a much more conventional solution.
Playstation-style steering wheel
Let’s look ahead: the entire cockpit is geared towards the driver and overall appears very clear. Like the dashboard, the uncluttered center console appears to be floating. Behind the flat-bottomed steering wheel (with a small impact absorber and 12 o’clock marking) is a digital instrument display with a 3D view. The steering wheel buttons (left control pad, right buttons) could also come directly from the Playstation controller.
The UrbanRebel is based on the MEB platform
Range of up to 440 kilometers
In contrast to the UrbanRebel Concept study, the power was reduced to a maximum of 320 kW (435 hp/continuous power 250 kW or 340 hp). Cupra reveals that the top version will be launched with a maximum of 166 kW (226 hp). For comparison: the basic Born model has an output of 150 kW or 204 hp. The sprint to 100 km/h takes 6.9 seconds and the maximum range is 440 kilometers. Below the top model, two smaller power levels will be available.