MILAN – Cupra’s small full-electric hatchback to be launched in 2025 will be called the Raval, after a neighborhood in Barcelona.
The first EV from Volkswagen Group’s sporty Spanish brand, the Born compact hatchback, was also named after a district in the city. Cupra’s main factory is in Martorell, west of Barcelona.
The Raval was first shown in June 2022, as a concept, when it was called the Urban Rebel. The permanent name was revealed Thursday at the Barcelona auto show.
It will be built at Martorell alongside a VW brand sibling model, the ID2. Both cars will use Volkswagen Group’s MEB Small electric platform. However, the two cars are aesthetically different, with the ID2’s relatively conservative lines echoing the compact ID3, while the Raval is more performance oriented.
Another VW Group brand, Skoda, will also get a version.