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Cupra Formentor (2020): Everything about the first “real” Cupra

Price and launch

Premiere for Cupra’s first independent model: The Cupra Formentor is here! The crossover is named after a peninsula on the Spanish holiday island of Mallorca and visually stands out clearly from its brand brothers. Under the sheet metal is corporate technology from VW. The Formentor is already at the dealerships. The prices for pure combustion engines start at 31,490 euros. The Plug-in hybrid is there from 43,230 euros. The limited Top model VZ5 will not come until the end of 2021. Official prices are still missing, AUTO BILD assumes that the strongest Formentor 58,000 euros will cost.

Savings at carwow.de of up to 8,568 euros

Limited VZ5 with five-cylinder

With the five-cylinder from the Audi RS Q3, Cupra will bring in at the end of 2021 limited to 7000 pieces Top model of the Formentor, the VZ5. The 2.5 liter TSI brings it up 390 hp and 480 Nm. Seven-speed DSG and all-wheel drive are standard. Equipped in this way, the lighter Formentor even overtakes the RS Q3 in the standard sprint despite ten horsepower less. It is 0.3 seconds faster from zero to 100 km / h and can do it in 4.2 seconds. The strongest distinguishing features are special tailpipes. They are arranged diagonally one above the other in the rear apron on both sides. All information about the Formentor top model can be found here.

Formentor stays close to the study

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The Formentor has a continuous strip of lights and a diffuser at the rear.


The design of the Cupra Formentor has actually been known since the beginning of 2019 – at that time the Spanish brand showed a near-series study. The design promise from back then was followed by deeds, because the Formentor only differs from the concept car in detail. The front remains aggressive and rugged. In contrast to the Leon, the new Cupra has round fog lights in the front apron. In the profile, the first thing you notice is the sloping rear, the beefy rear fender and the 19-inch wheels that are standard on the stronger VZ. The wheels house an 18-inch Brembo brake system with perforated brake discs on the front axle. The rims can be worn on request copper-colored accents – typical Cupra. That too Rear largely corresponds to the design of the study, with the exception of small changes to the roof edge spoiler and a less brutal diffuser insert. The continuous strip of lights is retained, as are the four exhaust trims.

The crossover stays low

Although the Formentor is a crossover, the dimensions remain quite sporty. Since the Formentor should be moved in everyday life, the trunk volume also plays a role. Here Cupra specifies a volume of at least 450 liters with the rear seat bench upright. If you fold it down, it will be 1475 liters. The Dimensions at a glance:

length: 4450 mm
width: 1839 mm
height: 1511 mm
wheelbase: 2679 mm
Trunk: 450 l / 1475 l
Trailer load: 1500 kg / 80 kg drawbar load

Interior known from the Leon

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12-inch infotainment and accents in copper: the interior of the Formentor is sporty and modern.


The interior has also been known since the conception of the study, and it is very similar to the interior of the Cupra Leon. Seated in the crossover Sports seats with copper-colored decorative stitching. The sports steering wheel has satellite buttons: they are used to start the engine and change the driving mode. As in the Leon it measures Digital cockpit 10.25 in. The infotainment is about one up to twelve inch touchscreen served. It sits horizontally on the dashboard and is larger than the screen in the Cupra Leon. The air vents and steering wheel clasp have copper-colored decorations.

Great driving dynamics, but a tendency to understeer

AUTO BILD drove the Cupra Formentor VZ at the Lausitzring. The 310 hp SUV clearly benefits from the MQB platform of the VW group. From the polo to the superb, everything has to fit, which is why sports models based on this are always a compromise. The advantage: Such an MQB athlete doesn’t drive like a sack of nuts even in the comfort setting. The spread tends towards everyday life with possible outliers upwards.
Cupra Formentor VZ

The VZ stands for “veloz” in the Formentor, Spanish for “fast” – that’s the name of all Cupra over 245 hp.


The chairs don’t offer a lot of lateral support, but they are very comfortable. However, the Cupra displeases its sitting position too high. Yes, we know: this is an SUV, that’s how it should be. But we also know that this does not have to be the case with a sports SUV. And the sporty Brembo system (2262 euros surcharge) unfortunately does not attract attention. After three fast laps, the Italian stoppers gave smoke signals despite the cooling lap. The embossed Audi logo on the wheel hub proves that the brake is also part of the corporate shelf. One or two Audi test cars also had their thermal problems when decelerating.

On the fast lap, the Cupra also shows us one unsightly tendency to understeer. This is due to the idea of ​​safety, because it is easier to control, but it is less fun than a rear that is easy to steer. Finally: Of course, such a Formentor VZ will rarely be found on the racetrack. But what applies here also applies on the country road.

Formentor available in nine colors

Even in the base, the Formentor is by no means poorly equipped. For sporty cornering behavior Dampers adjustable via DCC and a Progressive steering to care. In addition to classic navigation, infotainment also offers the option of wirelessly connecting telephones via Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. In addition to touch, infotainment can also be controlled using voice and gestures. Buyers have ample freedom of choice when it comes to the color design of the Formentor. Nine paint jobs are available for the crossover, including two matt colors.

Also as a plug-in hybrid

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The plug-in hybrid is available with 204 hp or as an e-hybrid VZ with 245 hp.


A 1.5 liter gasoline engine with 150 hp and 250 Nm, which is optionally coupled to a six-speed gearshift or a seven-speed DSG. The stronger model works under the hood of the Cupra Formentor Two-liter four-cylinder with 310 hp and 400 Nm torque. It is coupled to an all-wheel drive and is geared down by a dual clutch transmission. Another option is there Plug-in hybrid drive for the Spaniard. It’s called e-Hybrid. Here the crossover in the Cupra Leon makes use of the combination of a 1.4-liter TSI and an electric motor. The whole thing is offered in two variants with 204 or 245 HP system output. Together, 245 HP system output are generated here. The fully electric range varies depending on the strength of the engine: the weaker version can travel up to 54 kilometers, the more powerful up to 54 kilometers. The strongest model is the limited Formentor VZ5 with five-cylinder and 390 hp (more on this in the chapter on the VZ5).

Technical specifications

Cupra Formentor 1.5 TSI • Engine: four-cylinder gasoline engine • Transmission: six-speed gearshift / seven-speed DSG • Output: 110 kW (150 hp) • Max. Torque: 250 Nm • Acceleration 0-100 km / h: 8.9 s • Top speed: 204 km / h (DSG: 203 km / h) • Consumption (WLTP): 6.4 l / 100 km ( DSG: 6.7 l / 100 km) • CO2 emissions: 144 g / km (DSG: 152 g / km) • Emission class: Euro 6 AP • Price from 31,490 euros.

Cupra Formentor VZ • Engine: four-cylinder gasoline engine • Displacement: 1984 ccm • Transmission: seven-speed DSG • Power: 228 kW (310 hp) • Maximum torque: 400 Nm • Acceleration 0-100 km / h: 4.9 s • Top speed: 250 km / h • Consumption (WLTP): 8.5 l / 100 km • CO2 emissions: 197-191 g / km • Emission class: Euro 6 AP • Price from 45,090 euros.

Cupra Formentor e-Hybrid • Engine: four-cylinder gasoline engine + electric motor • Engine displacement: 1395 ccm • Transmission: six-speed DSG • System output: 150 kW (204 hp) / VZ: 180 kW (245 hp) • Max. Torque: 350 Nm / VZ: 400 Nm • Acceleration 0-100 km / h: 7.8 s / VZ: 7.0 s • Top speed: 205 km / h / VZ: 210 km / h • Battery capacity: 12.8 kW • Electric range (WLTP): 55-59 km / VZ: 53-54 km • Consumption (WLTP): 1.2-1.3 l / 100 km / VZ: 1.5 l / 100 km • CO2 emissions: 27-30 g / km / VZ: 32-34 g / km • Emission class: Euro 6 AP • Price from 43,230 euros.

Cupra Formentor VZ5 • Engine: five-cylinder gasoline engine • Displacement: 2480 ccm • Transmission: seven-speed DSG • Output: 287 kW (390 hp) • Max. Torque: 480 Nm • Acceleration 0-100 km / h: 4.2 s • Top speed: 250 km / h • Price: approx. 58,000 euros.

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