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Cupra has unveiled the Formentor performance crossover, the first model developed exclusively from the ground up by the brand.

06 Mar 2020 | International News : Spain

Cupra has unveiled the Formentor, the first model developed from the ground up by the brand.

The Cupra Formentor merges all-terrain attributes with the compactness and sporty essence of a hatchback into a coupe-like form
The high-performance crossover combines the specific DNA of the brand and is designed and engineered for the future, offering an iconic model that mixes sophistication, innovation and an intuitive and dynamic driving experience.

The car's body is reminiscent of a robust all-terrain vehicle. But unlike the toughened, rough finish on a traditional SUV, the vehicle merges the all-terrain attributes with the compactness and sporty essence of a hatchback into a coupe-like form.

The dimensions of the car are said to perfectly exemplify this blend of concepts, blissfully marrying the needs of today's customers. The Cupra Formentor is 4,450mm long and 1,839mm wide. Its height of 1,511mm also provides noteworthy headroom for all the passengers. A wheelbase of 2,680mm, offers significant room for the rear passengers, while the car has a boot capacity of 450 litres.

The sportiness of the car is represented with a visual emphasis placed towards the rear of the vehicle and the length of the bonnet, giving it dynamic proportions. Standard 19-inch alloy wheels, available in Copper, hold 18-inch Brembo brakes.

Copper finish 19-inch alloys hold 18-inch Brembo brakes
The interior is finished with high-end materials and sports copper details and highlights brushed in dark aluminium.

The bucket seats are available in both Petrol Blue and Black genuine leather, highlighting the performance credentials of the Cupra Formentor as the driver sits lower in a more ergonomic and sporty position.

The dashboard seemingly floats in the cabin, an impression that is accentuated by the horizontal full-LED wraparound ambient lighting across the front of the cabin and the doors. The ambient lighting also provides several safety functions such as blind spot detection and exit assist.

A 12-inch panoramic floating screen with online navigation functions crowns the dashboard, providing a near endless source of functionality and connectivity to occupants and reduces the button count.

12-inch panoramic floating screen crowns the floating dashboard
The Cupra Formentor will be launched with two high performance powertrains ready to provide the most unique driving experience.

At the top of the range is a turbocharged 2.0-litre TSI petrol unit with a total output of 306bhp and 400Nm of torque, offering the ultimate expression of the Cupra brand's DNA with an emotive sound that adds to the allure of the vehicle.

This engine is linked to the 4Drive all-wheel drive technology that constantly tracks the vehicle and driver inputs to deliver power to the correct wheel at the precise time it needs it.

A high-performance plug-in hybrid drivetrain will also be available. It utilises a turbocharged 1.4-litre TSI 148bhp petrol engine, combined with a 113bhp electric motor with a 13kWh lithium-ion battery. With a total output of 242bhp and 400Nm of torque, the plug-in hybrid Cupra Formentor will deliver the performance that customers expect, with an additional electric only range of around 50km.

Both powertrain combinations benefit from a DSG dual-clutch transmission that helps make gear changes sharper and smoother.

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