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CUPRA Formentor
The Cupra Formentor certainly stands out, even amongst its performance crossover competitors, thanks to a sloping roofline, the numerous sharp creases on offer, and that full-width light strip at the back. But with 306bhp and 400Nm of torque from its 2.0-litre engine paired to a quick shifting seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, the crossover is able to offer mighty acceleration as well. A composed ride no doubt also helps with proceedings here. With the Formentor, it's indeed a fine show from the Cupra brand.
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The Cupra Formentor is the first brand-exclusive model for the marque, and it is one looker.

There's sharp, angular head lights up front and a sizable grille, which give the car an aggressive look. This is paired with the sloping roofline and a full-width light strip at the rear, both very trendy design features for 2021.

And, the Formentor has the power to match that visual aggression as well, with a 2.0-litre engine under the bonnet delivering 306bhp and 400Nm of torque. These figures, in a car this light and compact, are enough to see it completing the century sprint in just 4.9 seconds.

All-wheel drive also ensures that the car always stays planted even when pushed hard, and that there's always plenty of grip to be had.

The Cupra Formentor is mighty capable as well. Turn the drive mode to Cupra, and you get a vocal exhaust and sharpened engine response. Or you could set the car into its comfort mode, and simply lean back and enjoy the car's hot-hatch rivalling levels of composure on the road.

On the inside, there's a light and airy cabin, as well as a generous 420-litre boot, so you're never compromised on available space for both passengers and luggage when it comes to this performance crossover.

The cabin also comes with plenty of nice materials and eye-catching copper accents. They are just enough to set this car apart from the competition, without ever looking too gaudy.

For being so apt at fulfilling at the roles expected from a performance crossover, the Cupra Formentor takes this year's title for the segment.