With more power and sportier styling than the regular Born, the 2025 Cupra Born VZ has been revealed ahead of European sales starting later in 2024. It’s yet to be confirmed for Australian sales, but considering Australia’s appetite for performance vehicles, we’d be surprised if it wasn’t offered locally eventually. With 240kW of power on offer, the Born VZ hits 100km/h in just 5.7 seconds.

Wayne Griffiths, CEO of Cupra, said: “The Cupra Born was a milestone for the brand when we launched the model in 2021 as our first 100% electric vehicle. And it’s delivered exceptionally, with 45,300 units sold last year, an increase of 44.4 per cent compared to the year before.”

“With the Cupra Born VZ, we will bring even more performance to this model, proving once again that electrification and performance are a perfect match.”

Using the same rear-wheel drive layout as the ‘regular’ Cupra Born, the Born VZ ups the performance to 240kW of power and 545Nm of torque – increases of 70kW and 235Nm or 40 per cent and 70 per cent, respectively – that has reduced the 0-100km/h sprint to just 5.7 seconds from 7.0 seconds and increased the top speed to 200km/h from 160km/h.

Cupra has also increased the Born VZ’s battery capacity by 2kWh to 79kWh, which enables up to 570km of range on the WLTP – an increase of 20km – while peak DC charging speed remains at 170kW. Cupra has reportedly retuned the suspension for the increase in power with new rear springs and dampers, revised front dampers, new anti-roll bars and new adaptive suspension tuning. New steering hardware and a retuned braking feel complete the dynamic package makeover.

Inside the 2025 Cupra Born VZ are new sports bucket seats trimmed in Seaqual yarn textile and 73 per cent-recycled Dinamica microfibre upholstery that are mounted lower in the VZ for a sportier feel. The cabin also has new paddle shifters to choose the regenerative braking, while a new 12.9-inch touchscreen with illuminated climate controls and new software has also been added.

A new 425-watt 10-speaker Sennheiser sound system is now optionally available as well, while in Europe at least, the adaptive lane guidance system has been upgraded, while the car can now be parked from the driver’s smartphone and a new 360-degree camera is available as well.

On the outside, the 2025 Cupra Born VZ is recognisable by its new ‘Forest Green’ paintwork, while ‘Midnight Black’ is also available, as well as new 20-inch alloy wheels with 3D copper inserts and wider Bridgestone tyres.

The exterior badging is also finished in dark chrome.

The 2025 Cupra Born VZ is yet to be confirmed for Australia. Stay tuned to DiscoverAuto for the latest automotive news and reviews.

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