The Cupra Tavascan model is a representative of the increasingly popular SUV-coupe category, which in this case runs on electricity. It has two versions – a 286-horsepower rear-wheel drive focused on range and a more nimble 340-horsepower four-wheeler that can sprint to 100 km/h in 5.6 seconds. Its dynamic parameters are decent, but we are not here today because of them. We will take a look behind the scenes of the interior.

As part of the launch of the new product, Cupra has prepared a detailed series about the Tavascan, the latest part of which is dedicated to the cabin. And we learn, for example, why the electric novelty has a spine and a wing in the interior. David Jofré, the head of the interior design department, answers interesting topics. According to him, the car’s cabin consists of a new hierarchy of elements divided into three levels.

A series about the design of the Cupra Tavascan, this time about the interior.Video: Cupra

“The central spine connects the other elements and carries the instrument panel. We created the backbone using a parametric design that develops from its base,” explains the designer, noting that it is meant to be a pivotal component connecting everything else.

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That backbone isn’t that hard to find in the Tavascan cabin, is it?

“The second element is the copper strip, which plays a vital role in the Cupra’s color and material strategy and helps us emphasize the overall horizontal proportions,” continues Jofré. And he’s right – the copper shade has been associated with the Cupra since its “independence” five years ago, when it became its own brand and launched its first model, the sporty Ateca.

The third key symbol of the cabin is the upper part of the instrument panel. “It has a soft surface and looks like a wing that floats above the other levels,” adds the creator. That it all sounds kind of… artistic to you? Don’t worry, you are not alone. But it was about leaving the captive conventions of the Cupra brand from the beginning. And with its own new models, it is gradually achieving this goal.

However, Tavascan is not the only news for the near future. Next year, we expect the premiere of the Cupra Terramar, a compact SUV that will still have internal combustion engines. And we must not forget the production car derived from the wild Raval concept. This will be a small urban electric car, promising a decent increase in parameters. We definitely have a lot to look forward to!