- The unconventional challenger unveils CUPRA2: its bold ambition to enter a new dimension
- CUPRA intends to double its sales, turnover, and global network of CUPRA Masters and CUPRA City Garages this year
- The brand also announces two new CUPRA models, doubling its line-up
- 2022 will see CUPRA take another step beyond the automotive industry with the launch of Metahype, a new collaborative space in the metaverse
- The CUPRA2 Experience, one of the first racing experiences to combine the real and virtual worlds, will also arrive later this year
CUPRA never stops taking its emotional experiences to the next level, and on its 4th anniversary, the unconventional challenger has shared its ambitious vision for the year ahead: CUPRA2. At a special online event,the brand not only announced that two new models will join its already expanding line-up, but it will also take its emotional experiences into a whole new dimension with the launch of Metahype, a collaborative new platform in the metaverse.
CUPRA2: An ambitious vision for 2022
“Our 4th anniversary has a special significance. The plans we have in store for 2022 include the intention to double our sales, double our turnover and double our sales network. This is why we’re calling our ambition CUPRA2,” said Wayne Griffiths, CEO of CUPRA. “Four years ago, many people doubted us, but we never doubted ourselves. This year, we’ll prove once again that nothing can hold back our unstoppable impulse.”
CUPRA also intends to double its global network of CUPRA Masters and CUPRA City Garages, bringing these unique offerings to more CUPRA Tribe members around the world.
Doubling the CUPRA line-up
Griffiths also revealed that CUPRA will launch two new models, doubling its existing portfolio. This comes after last year’s announcement that the CUPRA Tavascan, the brand’s second 100% electrified vehicle after the CUPRA Born, will come to the market in 2024, followed by its electric vehicle inspired by the UrbanRebel, in 2025.
Metahype: Taking CUPRA’s emotional experiences to the next level
Unique emotions are at the heart of CUPRA, and later this year, its emotional experiences will exist in an entirely new space as the brand enters the metaverse.
“Metahype is our interpretation of this new universe. It’s a collaborative space where brands, startups, and content creators can host a wide variety of events and experiences for individuals to create and share culture,” Griffiths added. “With CUPRA’s entry into the metaverse, we’re proving once again that we’re a brand that goes beyond the automotive industry.”
Developed in partnership with VISYON, an award-winning creative immersive company and part of the Mediapro Group, Metahype is all about collaboration. Beginning with brands from the worlds of music and entertainment, such as Primavera Sound and UBEAT, CUPRA will team up with partners from multiple fields to inspire the new generation. Speaking with globally recognised futurist and Chief Metaverse Officer Cathy Hackl, Griffiths revealed that brands and individuals will be able to showcase artistic material such as NFTs, display digital and physical products, and stream content within Metahype.
CUPRA will have its own hub within the platform – a place where it can create new and spectacular experiences for the CUPRA Tribe at different points throughout the customer journey.
“With virtual worlds brands have the opportunity to create completely new, immersive experiences for their existing and future customers. This is a great opportunity for CUPRA to engage with its communities in innovative and truly authentic ways via Metahype”, said Hackl.
CUPRA2 Experience: Racing like never before
Not satisfied with bringing its emotional experiences to the metaverse, CUPRA also gave a glimpse of a whole new way of racing, combining the real and virtual worlds: the CUPRA2 Experience.
“With our all-electric UrbanRebel, we’re bringing the CUPRA2 Experience to the world, a unique racing experience where what you drive is real, but what you see is virtual,” explained Antonino Labate, CUPRA’s Director of Strategy, Business Development & Operations. “With the CUPRA2 Experience, we’re ready to shake up the traditional motorsports formats.”
Ahead of the CUPRA2 Experience’s launch, CUPRA will auction its first NFT of the UrbanRebel. The successful bidder will be given the opportunity to be one of the first pilots of the CUPRA2 Experience.With the launch of Metahype, the CUPRA2 Experience and with two new models on the horizon, CUPRA celebrates its 4th anniversary by showing once again that it’s the progressive brand that never stops moving.