Cupra UrbanRebel concept precompact EV preview from Spain

The Volkswagen Group announced in May 2025 a major investment in its Spanish operations to prepare for the construction of subcompact electric vehicles. Brand

On Tuesday, we received a preview of an additional subcompact EV made in Spain, this time for VW Group’s Cupra brand, in the form of the UrbanRebel concept. The concept was first teased as a race car in 2021, but the version unveiled on Tuesday is much closer to the production model due to the mid-decade.

Each member of the new subcompact EV family will be a crossover based on the VW Group’s MEB Small platform, an entry-level version of the MEB dedicated EV platform that underpins VW’s ID.3 compact hatch and ID.4 small crossover and extended size. VW’s upcoming ID.Buzz is found in the minivan. MEB is also available on Audi Q4 e-Tron.

The UrbanRable measures just 158.6 inches in length and is powered by a single electric motor on the front axle. The motor produces a maximum of 223 hp and can scoot the UrbanRable at 62 miles per hour from rest in 6.9 seconds. The largest battery designed for the car, considered to be a 57-kilowatt-hour unit, is claimed to be capable of delivering a range of more than 200 miles.

L to R: Cupra Tavascan, Terramar and UrbanRebel

L to R: Cupra Tavascan, Terramar and UrbanRebel

VW Group has previously set a goal of offering an EV in Europe at a starting price of around 20,000 euros (about $ 21,385). ID.3 is currently priced at just 36,000 euros ($ 38,500).

Wayne Griffiths, CEO of Kupra, said in a statement: “UrbanRable is nothing more than a car. “It’s a model that will democratize urban electrical mobility.”

In addition to the UrbanRebel, Capra has also seen previews of two upcoming vehicles. One was the Tavascan small electric crossover and the other was the Terramar small plug-in hybrid crossover.

Since Cupra does not operate in the United States, do not expect any car to be offered locally.

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