We first decided which pillars of the brand's philosophy to base the CUPRA design on. And we adapted those pillars to this model, which is a much more progressive, more expressive version.
In addition to the world of racing, what else inspired you?
The design team was also inspired by Generation Z, a highly gamified generation. If you're planning a visionary project, you have to factor in the mindset of the people who are going to enjoy it. The design they outlined from the beginning was highly digital. In parallel to this transgressive design, the Color&Trim team made a revolutionary change in the brand's aesthetics influenced by videogames. That's why the colours are more vivid.
What are the most characteristic elements of the concept car?
Every detail of the car speaks of the evolution of the CUPRA language, but there's one element where we managed to push its simplicity to the limits of design. Something as simple as a triangle, which is the basis of the CUPRA logo, is echoed in several different parts
. We decided to do this from the initial sketches on paper, because pure shapes are much easier to remember, just like squares and circles which we learn in childhood.
And what would you highlight about the CUPRA UrbanRebel Concept?
I like the attitude of the vehicle as a whole, rather than highlighting a specific part. The role is what makes the car, the attitude it has.
What message do you want to convey with this prototype?
The message is that electric cars can be highly emotional, that life is emotion and that you must enjoy it every day. This is the first time a compact model has been developed in such a sporty way, because we believe that you have to have fun while driving in the city. At CUPRA we believe that you can develop an emotional appeal even in four-metre proportions. The emotion that the vehicle transmits is what we like the most. We make cars that leave an impression on people; we want to be transgressive, even if it means that not everyone likes it.
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