Cupra UrbanRebel becomes Raval, Seat stops producing cars by 2030

Cupra does a nifty bit of sleight of hand and transforms its previously announced UrbanRevel into the future Raval. Still a concept car, the urban electric car remains largely the same and foresees the future entre-level Spanish EV to be produced from 2025.

Spanish and self-declared sporty brand, Cupra, has us talking about them in the last few months. After presenting its second fully electric car, the Tavascan, the brand with the tribal tattoo now announces a future urban electric car called Raval.

At the heart of Barcelona

The Raval is nothing more than the previously presented UrbanRebel concept car. Therefore, the design hasn’t changed much. We still see a short-footed EV dedicated to the urban environment, with striking lines and triangular lights, front and back.

Few changes between the Cupra UrbanRebel Concept and this new Raval /Cupra

The only change, therefore, seems to be the name. Cupra explains that this new name is a tribute to the Raval neighborhood at the heart of Barcelona. Emphasizing even more, the urban nature of that future EV. On the concept, no name is to be found. There are only geographic coordinates instead of a number plate.

While Cupra is still keeping its mouth shut about technical specifications, we know that the Raval will sit on a new, small-car electric platform shared with the future urban EVs from Skoda and Volkswagen. Wolfsburg has already announced a bit more with its ID.2ALL Concept. Production in Martorell, Spain, should start from 2025 with a target price for all three small EVs below €25 000.

Farewell Seat

While Cupra is growing from strength to strength, the brand it originates from, Seat, is slowly dying in the dark. Until now, that was only a feeling floating in the air. However, Seat announced it would stop selling its current cars by 2030.

After that point, it should become a mobility provider. Until then, the Spanish brand will continue to produce and sell refreshed versions of Ibiza, Leon, and Arona. The Tarraco and Ateca SUVs are set to disappear in the short term.

Seat announced it would stop selling its current cars by 2030 /Seat


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