Super CUPRA takes to the streets
May 22, 2019
The CUPRA Formentor has made its dynamic debut around the stunning roads of Cap de Formentor, Mallorca. The CUV is the first model developed specifically by CUPRA and made its public static debut at Geneva Motor Show earlier this year.
The vehicle brings together the benefits of a performance car with the qualities of an SUV, at a time when the CUV segment is destined to see incredible growth. It demonstrates the ambition, expressiveness and inspiration that the brand inherently holds and underlines the CUPRA’s position as a technology brand with one eye on the future.
The CUPRA Formentor is engineered to take the brand into the future, incorporating one of the most advanced propulsion systems and providing the performance the CUPRA badge demands, but in a sustainable manner.
Powering the CUPRA Formentor is a high-performance plug-in hybrid engine, a powertrain designed to meet today’s requirements for performance and efficiency and begin the electrification of the brand.
Mixing the technology of an advanced high-performance plug-in hybrid petrol engine with a high power output and the high-torque characteristics of an electric motor allows the CUPRA Formentor to surpass the performance expectations of the driver.
Linked to a dual-clutch DSG transmission the total output of 180kW/245PS is delivered seamlessly to the wheels. The intelligent DCC chassis setup and differential lock mean that the vehicle drives impressively no matter the conditions or style as the driver directs the car with its progressive steering.
But while the CUPRA Formentor is developed to offer the highest levels of dynamics, the combination of electric and combustion energy also allows the car to reduce the overall fuel consumption of the vehicle, and significantly lowers carbon emissions.
With the advantage of a large integrated battery pack, the CUPRA Formentor can drive in pure electric mode for up to 31 miles in the new WLTP cycle (equivalent to a range of around 43.5 miles in the NEDC cycle).
The CUPRA Formentor has been sculpted to emphasise its varied attributes and the last word in sophistication. It sits close to the ground to highlight its sportiness, with a visual emphasis placed towards the rear of the vehicle while at the same time accentuating the length of the bonnet, underscoring its dynamic proportions.
The two-tone body is reminiscent of a robust all-terrain vehicle, but the car’s design uses the aesthetic technique to lighten the vehicle’s silhouette. Unlike the toughened, rough finish on a traditional SUV, the CUPRA Formentor uses a seamless design, greatly amplifying the vehicle’s exterior quality.
The high-quality aesthetic is strengthened with the integration of the rear infinite light concept that magnifies the distinctive look of the rear of the vehicle, while the overall design is heightened by the matt petrol blue exclusive exterior colour.