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The CUPRA Formentor enters production and will eventually have 7 engine options, including diesel

Seven engine combinations are planned including diesels and a potentially more powerful petrol version than the 310 launch engine.

At an online event on 29th September CUPRA have officially launched the CUPRA Formentor as it started production in Martorell with 160 cars being produced daily.

CUPRA predict that the Formentor will account for over half of CUPRA sales in 2021.

Launching with the 310HP petrol engine initially it will be followed early in 2021 by the PHEV version.

CUPRA Formentor on the production line

Wayne Griffiths also disclosed that eventually the car will come with 7 engine options including a diesel. He also hinted that a more powerful edition than the 310HP petrol is possible and under discussion.

The Formentor takes 2 hours longer to produce than the others in the same line and 400 suppliers contribute to the SUV.

CUPRA’s start of production event

Impact of COVID and the future

Despite the challenges of COVID the company’s (SEAT’s) sales are now back at the same level as they were in 2019.

The factory is building two thousand cars a day, including the 160 Formentors previously mentioned.

CUPRA Formentor on the production line

“SEAT is one company with two brands” and is looking to the future of electrification with an investment of 5 billion Euros to be invested in innovative technologies.

5 new electric and plugin-hybrid electric cars will be launched by end of 2021 by the company.

SEAT see themselves as a conquest brand, and say that on average customers are 10 years younger than VW customers.

CUPRA Formentor on the production line

CUPRA has sold 55,000 CUPRA Atecas and Leon CUPRAs. CUPRA see the crossover segment as the biggest in terms of future growth, but as we know plan to launch the CUPRA Leon soon and have just launched the CUPRA Ateca. The all electric CUPRA el-Born will follow next year.

CUPRA Formentor on the production line

The Formentor will be available to order in the UK from Tuesday 20th October, starting with the 2.0-litre 310PS petrol engine,

Find out more about the CUPRA Formentor in our resources section.

Yaz2010

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Thanks. Configurator is available on website now with prices and with the vz3 edition and pan room and top view camera its going to 45k plus

Would be interesting to see price of vz edition for people who have placed deposit.
 

Yaz2010

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Its funny as there is an option called extended safety for 135 but there is no explanation to what it includes.

Not impressed with this configuration tool at all. Makes me wonder what the end product would be like and whether it would have missing things like Ateca.
 

sumogtr

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I think the VZ2 comes with standard brakes, non-copper alloys and perhaps a fabric interior, the VZ3 comes with Brembos, copper alloys and leather interior.

I think VZ1 is the launch edition, which is numbered and comes with the Matte paint (as standard), and panoramic roof on top of the VZ3 spec.

All this is speculation, as nothing definitive anywhere at the moment.
 

sumogtr

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Pricing to be announced on 20th October
There is already model pricing on the Cupra website , just not what the spec and options are....

I recall one was just under the £40k threshold and the other around £43k - no mention of the Launch edition price.
 

Yaz2010

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20th October is the release of price of the launch edition. I have not been able to figure out the difference between the vz2 and vz3 edition on the website. Both are identical and same options are available as extras.
 

sumogtr

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20th October is the release of price of the launch edition. I have not been able to figure out the difference between the vz2 and vz3 edition on the website. Both are identical and same options are available as extras.
The spec listed does differentiate on the wheel colouring - the rest I am making educated guesses...

My money is on the launch edition coming in around £47500 given the apparent spec.
 

Yaz2010

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It would be interesting to see the price. I reckon it would be difficult to shift this car at anything over 43k.
Around 52k you can get a much powerful rsq3 with few less goodies.
 

Mike the_cupra

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Not sure about those wheels on the VZ3, or some of those colours. The basic white is the only way to get a sub 40k price point too. I really liked on the Ateca where all paint options were metallic, and no additional cost. Won't be many people trading out then, I wonder how many they'll sell in the UK for £45k!