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Cupra Born review

£36,420 - £43,680
Published: 04 Jul 2022


What should I be paying?

Prices start at £34,715. Don’t expect any discount – demand for all EVs (in fact pretty much all new cars) is currently outstripping supply due to reasons as varied as Brexit, microchips and supply chain. Expect to pay about £400 a month for a mid-spec version with the bigger battery.

Cupra offers two finance schemes – a regular lease at six per cent APR, and something they call Lease & Care which is available in three levels and can include your servicing, maintenance, tyres and even offers a concierge service. 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.

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As for the model range, there’s not a lot lacking in the basic V1 trim (although if you want the bigger battery or more power, that’s only available with V2 and V3 trim levels), although it doesn’t come with heated seats. V2 adds those, bigger wheels, LED headlights and a head-up display, while V3 gets electric seats and adaptive cruise amongst other bits. As mentioned earlier, the jumps between each are roughly £2,000.

The sweet spot for our money is the £36,635 V2 with the 204bhp motor and 58kWh battery. The cheapest version that gets you the bigger 77kWh battery is over £40,000.

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