Cupra Urban Rebel, the Spanish electric mini

NEW – This concept announces a “zero emission” city car in 2025 within the new coat of arms of the Seat brand.

The Urban Rebel sports prototype presented at the Munich Motor Show in September 2021 is being extended with its road version prefiguring an electric city car launched in 2025. This new version of the Urban Rebel was unveiled during a strategy presentation seminar Cupra for years to come. Launched under the presidency of Luca de Meo with a view to increasing the selling price of vehicles, this new brand could well become one of the best assets of the Volkswagen group.


Most of Seat’s electric offensive will be based on this new coat of arms symbolized by an inverted and virile copper-colored triangle. By 2025, Cupra will launch the Terramar, the Tavascan and the Urban Rebel. The latter, based on the Volkswagen Group’s MEB Small platform, measures 4.03 m. Its very elaborate and very dynamic lines are an extension of the sporting positioning of the Cupra firm. The hollow sides and the side rib which starts from the wheel arch and goes up to the rear window represent the main originalities of this design. The SUV influence shows through the high beltline and raised ground clearance.


Unlike the first Urban Rebel concept which had two electric motors, the road version is content with a single machine installed under the front hood. It delivers a power of 166 kW (225 hp), which can be considered largely sufficient for a car dedicated mainly to urban and suburban use. At this stage, the battery capacity has not been revealed but the manufacturer announces a range of around 440 km. It is already established that the MEB Small platform will give rise to other city cars within the other general brands of the Volkswagen group.