Cupra is a brand that likes to stand out from the crowd. The Spanish automaker spun off from Seat in 2018 and has made waves with distinctive and sporty designs, such as the Cupra Formentor crossover and the Cupra Born hatchback. Now, Cupra is taking things up a notch with the DarkRebel Concept, a striking electric SUV that previews its future design language.
The DarkRebel Concept is based on the Cupra Tavascan. The Cupra Tavascan is a sleek and futuristic electric SUV that shares its platform with the Volkswagen ID.4 and the Skoda Enyaq iV. The DarkRebel Concept takes the Tavascan’s shape and adds a dose of attitude and aggression with a dark gray matte paint job, copper accents, and sharp edges.
The front of the DarkRebel Concept features a large grille with a hexagonal pattern and the Cupra logo in copper. The grille is flanked by slim LED headlights that extend into the fenders. The lower bumper has large air intake and a carbon fiber splitter. The hood has a sculpted shape that enhances the muscular look of the vehicle.
The side profile of the DarkRebel Concept reveals its coupe-like silhouette, with a sloping roofline and a prominent shoulder line. The concept rides on 22-inch alloy wheels with copper spokes and carbon fiber inserts. The wheel arches are also trimmed in carbon fiber, as are the side skirts and the mirror caps. The door handles are flush with the bodywork, creating a smooth surface.
The rear of the Cupra DarkRebel electric car is equally impressive, with a full-width LED light bar that connects the taillights. The Cupra name is spelled out in copper letters on the tailgate, while the bumper has a large diffuser and four exhaust tips. The roof spoiler adds some aerodynamic flair to the design.