What should I be paying?
Cupra hasn’t released any UK prices for the Born at the time of writing, but we do know that one or possibly two of the powertrain options will sneak under the £35,000 threshold for the £2,500 plug-in car grant. Expect to pay more if you want either of the 228bhp e-Boost iterations.
It’s also worth noting that there’ll be a dedicated Cupra app for an extra monthly fee that should help navigate the minefield that is public charging.
Oh, and whilst we’re on that subject – the base-spec 45kWh battery gets 100kW DC charging, the mid-range 58kWh gets 120kW and from 2022 the largest 77kWh battery will get 170kW rapid charging. That means all versions can get from five to 80 per cent in around 30 minutes, whilst AC charging from a wallbox will take between 7-12 hours depending on your battery size.