Cupra is looking to get more ambitious in the years to come with a new electric sports car, teased by the new Dark Rebel concept car.
Shown in digital form at the reveal of the new electric Tavascan coupe-SUV, Cupra says it is ready to push boundaries after its strong growth in the five years since it split from sibling brand Seat. Over 300,000 Cupra models have been sold since its launch in 2018, and half of those were sold in 2022 alone.
The Dark Rebel currently just exists in the digital world, but Cupra wants it to become reality as it pushes for sportier models. Bringing the proportions of a sports car with the practicality of a shooting brake, the two-seater features many of the design elements currently being rolled out on Cupra’s road-going models. These include its three-light signature along with a ‘centre spine’ that connects the front and the rear.
He added: “After five years of building the brand Cupra in a nowadays world, it is time to think about the next step. The Cupra Dark Rebel is the ultimate interpretation of our vision.”
Cupra’s line-up currently comprises the Leon and Ateca, which are also Seat-badged cars too, but the firm has now started introducing its own cars, including the popular Formentor crossover that is massively bolstering Cupra’s success.
There’s also the electric Born, along with the newly-revealed Tavascan – its largest model to date. Next year will see the arrival of the Terramar SUV, while in 2025 the Urban Revel concept car will enter production as a more affordable EV.