CUPRA electrifies its new flagship SUV

February 8, 2021

CUPRA is adding to its growing range of electrified performance vehicles by opening order books this month for the new CUPRA Formentor e-HYBRID in the UK.

Electrifying the flagship performance SUV coupe, customers can now purchase the CUPRA Formentor e-HYBRID DSG-auto 245PS from £38,625.

Following the electrification of CUPRA Leon at the end of 2020, the introduction of the CUPRA Formentor e-HYBRID, in either VZ1 or VZ2 trim, continues the brand’s charge into developing alternatively-fuelled vehicles with CUPRA’s trademark performance and contemporary design.

Prices start at £38,625 for VZ1 trim and £40,260 for VZ2 trim, with order books opening on February 16.

The CUPRA Formentor can accelerate from 0-62mph in 7.0 seconds, charging on to a top speed of 130mph. The new powertrain delivers a combined fuel consumption of up to 188.3mpg and produces CO2 emissions as low as 33g/km (WLTP).

Powering the high-performance plug-in hybrid is a 150PS (110kW), 250Nm 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine and a 116PS (85kW) electric motor with a 13kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Combined, these deliver an impressive 245PS (180kW) of power and peak torque of 400Nm.

The CUPRA Formentor has an electric-only range of 32 (VZ2) and 34 (VZ1) miles and the battery can be charged from 0-100 per cent in just three hours 33 minutes, using a 3.6kW AC charger.

Both e-HYBRID models feature a number of contemporary design features as standard. The exterior boasts ‘Exclusive’ 19-inch matte black or silver alloy wheels, stylish sports bumpers, electrically adjustable, folding and heated door mirrors, welcome lights and LED headlights and tail lamps with dynamic indicators.

On the interior, the sophisticated theme continues with CUPRA sport pedals, ambient lighting, a 12-inch navigation system with Full Link phone integration and wireless phone charging, a configurable digital cockpit, four USB-C sockets and three-zone climate control. A black headlining is complemented by CUPRA’s trademark copper detailing, with the VZ1 model featuring black bucket seats paired with copper stitching.

The VZ2 adds electrically adjustable and heated black Nappa leather bucket seats also featuring copper stitching, an embroidered CUPRA logo in the headrest and leather dashboard, door inserts and side trim panels. A heated sports steering wheel with start/stop and CUPRA driving mode button completes the interior upgrades.

There are also a range of advanced technologies to optimise the comfort and driving experience of the car. These include keyless entry and start, Predictive Adaptive Cruise Control with speed limiter, park assist sensors and rear view camera, Dynamic Chassis Control with driving profile selection, sports suspension and an electronic locking differential.

The Safety and Driving Pack for the VZ1 includes dynamic road sign display, high beam assist, blind spot monitor and exist assist, while the upgraded VZ2 package adds Lane Change Assist and Emergency Assist (semi-autonomous control in an emergency).

Additional options include a towbar, panoramic sunroof, petrol blue Nappa leather (VZ2 only) and a range of metallic, premium metallic and matte paint colour options.

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