The CUPRA Formentor will be available with a wide range of powertrains, including two high-performance plug-in hybrid versions.
At the top of the range and available from the launch, is a 310PS petrol unit that offers the ultimate expression of the CUPRA brand’s DNA, with an emotional sound that adds to the allure of the vehicle.
In addition to this version and in order to conquer an even wider audience, the CUPRA Formentor will also be available in the coming months with a wider range of powertrains, including three different technologies: TSI (petrol), TDI (diesel) and plug-in hybrid. In total, it will be offered in seven different variants, from 150PS to 310PS. All delivering dynamic behaviour without compromising.
The CUPRA Formentor will split its line-up into two categories: CUPRA Formentor, versions with an output power below 245PS and CUPRA Formentor VZ, versions with an output power from 245PS.
The VZ names translates into Veloz in Spanish, meaning quick or fast, the perfect moniker for the most powerful versions of the CUPRA Formentor.
Included in the lower power variants of the range, are the diesel CUPRA Formentor 2.0 TDI 150PS (110kW), petrol CUPRA Formentor 1.5 TSI 150PS (110kW) both available with either manual or DSG automatic transmissions, CUPRA Formentor 2.0 TSI 190PS (140kW) DSG 4Drive and the plug-in hybrid CUPRA Formentor e-Hybrid 1.4 TSI 204PS (150kW), again with a DSG transmission.
These vehicles form the entry point of the CUPRA Formentor range, with a personality true to the brand.
With the step up in power, the VZ name finds its way onto the CUPRA Formentor VZ 2.0 TSI 245PS (180kW) DSG Front-Wheel-Drive first, and is joined by the plug-in hybrid CUPRA Formentor VZ e-Hybrid 1.4 TSI 245PS (180kW) DSG Front-Wheel-Drive and the CUPRA Formentor VZ 2.0 TSI 310PS (228kW) DSG 4Drive finishing the line-up.
CUPRA Formentor VZ 2.0 TSI 310PS DSG 4Drive
The ultimate expression of CUPRA’s performance promises to be the 2.0-litre TSI turbocharged petrol engine with 4Drive all-wheel drive technology and 7-speed DSG gearbox. The pulse-raising engine provides a power output of 310PS (228kW) and 400Nm of torque.
The 4Drive system constantly monitors numerous sources – steering angle, wheel speed and yaw of the vehicle – to deliver power to the correct wheel at the precise time, giving a sense of confidence in any driving scenario.
It means that the performance on offer is accessible and allows the CUPRA Formentor to reach 100km/h in only 4.9 seconds, with a top speed of 250km/h*.
The shift-by-wire technology is designed so that the gear selector is no longer mechanically connected to the gearbox, instead using electronic signals to indicate a shift.
The efficiency of the entire powertrain also means that carbon emissions are 186-203 g/km and fuel efficiency is 8.2-9.0 litres/100km based on the official WLTP test cycle.
* electronically limited.
“The CUPRA Formentor provided the development team with a blank canvas, they were able to integrate powertrain technologies that deliver the optimum in high-performance well balanced against incredible efficiency,” said Dr. Werner Tietz, SEAT’s Executive Vice-President for R&D. “Combining our combustion engine with an electric motor offers incredible performance and effortless acceleration; hybridisation is a perfect technology for the CUPRA Formentor.”
CUPRA Formentor e-Hybrid
The CUPRA Formentor is the next step in the brand’s electrification offensive, with two high-performance plug-in hybrid versions available shortly after launch.
The CUPRA Formentor VZ e-Hybrid 1.4 TSI 245PS (180kW) DSG delivers a total peak power of 245PS (180kW) and 400Nm of torque. The 1.4-litre TSI 150PS (110kW) petrol engine is paired to a 115PS (85kW) electric motor, with energy delivered by a 13kWh lithium-ion battery pack, allowing the CUPRA Formentor to deliver eco-conscious performance.
The CUPRA Formentor will also be available with an additional plug-in hybrid version, delivering 204PS (150kW) and 350Nm of torque.