The NEW CUPRA Formentor...
The first bespoke model unique to CUPRA and a new beginning for CUPRA as a standalone brand.
This coupe-like Compact Utility Vehicle (CUV) - impresses with its unique styling and features such as coast-to-coast rear lighting, stylish colour choices including matte paint* and part copper finish alloy wheels*.
Initially available with a 300BHP, 2.0 litre turbo petrol engine combined with Four Wheel Drive and DSG gearbox, it will be followed by a further range of engine and gearbox choices.
CUPRA is starting production of the new Formentor. The first vehicle uniquely designed for the brand is ready to hit the market next week in its 310PS version and will feature a wide range of up to seven engines, including plug-in hybrid versions from next year.
The CUPRA Formentor becomes the sixth model to be produced in Martorell and will represent more than 10% additional production volume for the plant. The next SEAT President and CUPRA CEO, Wayne Griffiths, wanted to send out a message of confidence and informed that the plant is already operating at full capacity for the production of this car and the company’s other models.
From Martorell to the world
In total, manufacturing the first exclusive CUPRA model requires the participation of 3,000 workers on line 2 of the plant, divided into three shifts. Initial production of the Formentor will kick off with 160 units per day.
“The new Formentor is a big step for CUPRA. As its first uniquely developed car, it will make the brand grow, be more visible and more desirable. We aim to exceed our initial goal of doubling CUPRA’s sales volume with the launch of this car and break into new international markets thanks to its wide range of seven engines. Moreover, this car will also represent more than 10% additional production volume for the Martorell factory and will make its production line to work at full capacity. I am convinced that this model will change the future of the CUPRA brand.” highlighted Wayne Griffiths.
The dynamic proportions of the CUPRA Formentor are heightened by the visual emphasis placed towards the rear of the vehicle which accentuates the length of the bonnet.
The appearance of these proportions was a purposeful move by the design team to give the CUPRA Formentor an even greater feeling of performance and style. And the side profile of the high-performance crossover coupe alludes to the power found under the bonnet and the overall dynamism of the vehicle.
The body tone is reminiscent of a robust all-terrain vehicle, but the CUPRA Formentor uses this design technique to lighten the vehicle’s silhouette, giving it a more svelte appearance, one that reflects the performance it delivers. This attribute is continued thanks to its compact and sporty aesthetics, closer to that of a hatchback, but in a coupe crossover, and its merging of all-terrain attributes expected from a traditional SUV.
The front of the CUPRA Formentor is strong and determined, but elegant and refined with the large front grille home to the famous CUPRA copper badge and book marked by the full LED front headlights that use the signature design. Fog lamps sit separately below.
Below the headlights are two air intakes that not only emphasise the vehicle’s face but also direct air through the vehicle and help not only air flow but also performance, cooling the brakes when driving becomes more adventurous.
Over the bonnet, sculpted lines draw emphasis both down to the CUPRA badge on the grille, but also help the eye sweep backwards towards the A-pillar and beyond.The elegant yet strong design continues at the rear with the integration of rear dynamic blinkers as well as a rear coast-to-coast light with a welcome ceremony that creates a visual width to the vehicle and gives not only a now signature look, but also helps the vehicle standout. “Formentor” name is also mentioned in the rear light.
The CUPRA Formentor’s exterior design is perfectly matched by its high-quality interior, providing a sense of modernity and sportiness that customers of CUPRA would expect.
As occupants enter Formentor, the CUPRA logo is projected on the floor via the puddle lamp. Once inside, they will be cocooned by high-quality materials, with brushed dark aluminium and copper accents making the cabin feel modern and contemporary.
The bucket seats, available in both Petrol Blue and Black leather, are mounted low in the cabin to maximise space, allow a more ergonomic seating position, and give a sense of the dynamic performance before a wheel has been turned.
The dashboard appears to float, an impression created by the horizontal full-LED wraparound ambient lighting which runs the width of the dashboard and in both front doors. This light is not only an aesthetic feature, it also includes safety functions, flashing yellow when Blind Spot Detection or Exit Assist are activated.
The centrepiece of the dashboard is the 12-inch touchscreen which provides the functionality and connectivity to all occupants and reduces button count. The driver benefits from a fully-customisable digital binnacle (Digital Cockpit) as well as a flat-bottomed steering wheel that houses the engine start and CUPRA driving mode buttons, as well as the larger gearbox shift paddles.
In front of the transmission shifter found on the centre console is the ‘ESP’ button, allowing users to turn the electronic stability control to ‘Sport’ (press of the button) or off (press and hold), to maximise the driver’s control of the vehicle.
The CUPRA Formentor, the brand’s first vehicle uniquely designed and
developed, has been awarded a five-star safety rating from testing
organisation Euro NCAP.
It’s the first time one of CUPRA’s vehicles has been through Euro NCAP’s testing and is a milestone for CUPRA as a standalone brand, especially as this year sees a stricter set of requirements in order to achieve the best ratings under the organisation’s testing guidelines.
“CUPRA is taking huge steps as it grows as a standalone brand and
facing Euro NCAP’s safety tests for the first time is the next stage in
its development,” said Dr. Werner Tietz, Executive Vice-President for Research and Development at CUPRA and SEAT. “It’s
a milestone, but a challenging one, as the safety organisation’s
testing regime has changed significantly, but the CUPRA Formentor is
designed to rise to the occasion.”
Take a look at the very impressive video...
A suite of safety and convenience technologies make the CUPRA Formentor safer to live with in daily life and help it meet the demands of the Euro NCAP tests.
Systems including Autonomous Emergency Braking, Side* and Exit
Assist*, Traffic Sign Recognition*, Traffic Jam Assist*, Light Assist*
and Pre-Crash Assist*, work in unison to create a protective bubble
around the vehicle and for occupants.
Add to these the integration of seven airbags, including a standard front-central airbag, Front Assist with vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists detection, Emergency Steering Assist and Junction Assist, Lane Assist and Emergency e-Call and the CUPRA Formentor delivers one of the safest vehicles available, even when faced with the new testing methods used by Euro NCAP.
In addition to detecting vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists, the Front Assist also includes Emergency Steering Assist and Junction Assist. During a Front Assist intervention, after the driver’s initial steering input to avoid an object, the Emergency Steering Assist makes targeted steering and braking interventions to help find an optimised evading trajectory.
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.
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.
of power, 400Nm of peak torque and an electric range of up to 36 miles.
Mixing performance with efficiency, the 245PS Formentor e-HYBRID accelerates from 0-62mph in only 7.0 seconds and has a top speed of 130mph. It produces CO2 emissions (WLTP) from as low as 33g/km while acheiving up to 188.3mpg (WLTP).
The incoming 204PS version of the Formentor e-HYBRID offers a maximum torque of 350Nm and can reach 62mph in 7.8 seconds from a standing start.
Line two at Martorell builds the new Leon and Formentor, with all e-HYBRID models built on a specially-designed adjacent line within the facility.With a range of petrol engines, including two plug-in hybrids, the CUPRA Formentor is the brand’s entry into the CUV (SUV coupe) segment, which is set to double its market share in Europe in the next five years. This high-performance crossover, which is shortlisted as a finalist for the 2021 European Car of the Year awards, combines the brand’s unique DNA with cutting-edge technology.
A pillar for CUPRA...
The first model to be homologated under the CUPRA brand joins the CUPRA Ateca and the CUPRA Leon, whose new versions are also entering the market in the last quarter of 2020. The brand thus begins its product offensive after selling 55,000 units since its creation in 2018 until the end of September, exceeding all initial expectations.
In addition, CUPRA will begin its journey towards electrification with the arrival of the first plug-in hybrid variants of the CUPRA Leon, before the end of the year, and the CUPRA Formentor, in early 2021. These will be joined by the CUPRA el-Born, the first all-electric model, which will also be launched on the market next year. The brand expects to reach one billion euros of SEAT’s total turnover when its entire range is available.
Details make perfect.
Aware-winning, ventilated Brembo disc brakes in CUPRA copper for exquisite control
Streamlined and sculpturally sophisticated, the matching spoiler is built for ideal airflow
Sound you can feel
4 robust black exhausts amplify the distinctive CUPRA engine roar for a thrilling presence on the road
Seamlessly switch to the CUPRA Drive Profile - all from the sporty steering wheel
Stunning leather interior
Exceptional design deserves the most crafted materials
What colour would you like?
The Formentor comes in a range of different colours. Including Magnetic Tech Grey Matte and Petrol Blue Matte
Experience complete driving freedom through pure innovation...
Wrapped in ambient light. Select a hue that fits your mood.
Get driving directions via the immersive 12” touchscreen with connected mapping services.
Front and centre. The 10.2” Digital Cockpit displays all the detail you need.
See more around you with Park Assist and Rear View Camera for easier parking in tricky spaces
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