• 2021 CUPRA Formentor

    2020 Cupra Formentor
  • Cupra’s first stand-alone model
  • Smaller than the Kodiaq But Larger the the Karoq
  • It will offer around 300 horsepower and aWD
  • Or just over 240 horsepower as a plug-in hybrid
  • The Interior Features a 12-inch Touchscreen Display
  • While things are kept stable with dynamic chassis control
  • The Hybrid Model will offer up to 30 miles of range
  • Cupra has yet to annouce pricing
  • But the Formentor does launch in the last quarter of 2020
  • So pricing should be available soon

Cupra’s first in-house production vehicle is a high-performance SUV

The 2020 Formentor is a compact crossover built by Cupra. Unveiled online during what was supposed to be the 2020 Geneva Motor Show, the Formentor is the first model exclusively developed by Cupra, a brand established only two years ago. At almost 4.5 meters long, the Formentor is smaller than the Kodiaq, but slightly bigger than the Karoq.

Design-wise, it’s not based on an existing Skoda. But it’s just as aggressive as its Leon-based counterpart and features all the trademark cues of the Cupra brand, like sharp lines, copper trim, and black elements. Oh, and in case you’re wondering, it’s named after a cape on the Spanish island of Mallorca.

  • Aggressive front fascia inspired by the Leon
  • Sleek profile with coupe-style roof
  • Leon-inspired rear light bar
  • Sporty rear diffuser
  • Sporty wheels with copper detailing
  • LED headlamps
  • Big display on the dashboard
  • Flat-bottom steering wheel with copper details
2021 CUPRA Formentor Exterior
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Smaller than the Kodiaq But Larger the the Karoq

The Formentor may be a crossover, but it’s a true performance vehicle. Like other Cupra models, it borrows its drivetrain from sister company Volkswagen. In this case, it’s available with a gas-only option and a hybrid drivetrain. The gas version is the already familiar 2.0-liter, four-cylinder, here with 310 PS and 400 Nm of torque (306 horsepower and 295 pound-feet) at its disposal.

2021 CUPRA Formentor Exterior
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But the Formentor does launch in the last quarter of 2020

Cupra also offers a hybrid that pairs a 1.4-liter four-banger rated at 150 PS (148 horsepower) with an electric motor that generates 115 PS (113 horsepower). Total output for this drivetrain is 245 PS and 400 Nm of torque (242 horsepower and 295 pound-feet). Cupra says the hybrid can run on electric power alone for around 50 km (31 miles).

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2021 CUPRA Formentor Exterior
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2020 Cupra Formentor
2021 CUPRA Formentor Exterior
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Cupra’s first stand-alone model
2021 CUPRA Formentor Exterior
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Smaller than the Kodiaq But Larger the the Karoq
2021 CUPRA Formentor Exterior
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It will offer around 300 horsepower and aWD
2021 CUPRA Formentor Exterior
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Or just over 240 horsepower as a plug-in hybrid
2021 CUPRA Formentor Interior
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The Interior Features a 12-inch Touchscreen Display
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While things are kept stable with dynamic chassis control
2021 CUPRA Formentor Exterior
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The Hybrid Model will offer up to 30 miles of range
2021 CUPRA Formentor Exterior
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Cupra has yet to annouce pricing
2021 CUPRA Formentor Exterior
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But the Formentor does launch in the last quarter of 2020
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So pricing should be available soon
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2021 CUPRA Formentor Exterior
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2021 CUPRA Formentor Exterior
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Ciprian Florea
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Ciprian's passion for everything with four wheels (and more) started back when he was just a little boy, and the Lamborghini Countach was still the coolest car poster you could hang on your wall. Ciprian's career as a journalist began long before earning a Bachelor's degree, but it was only after graduating that his love for cars became a profession.  Read More
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