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CUPRA Formentor nominated for Car of the Year 2021 award

CUPRA’s first uniquely designed and developed vehicle has been nominated for internationally renowned Car of the Year 2021 award. The final winner will be announced on March 1st

The CUPRA Formentor, the first vehicle developed specifically for the brand, has been nominated as one of the seven finalists in the prestigious European Car of the Year 2021 award.

This is the culmination of a short journey for the brand, which started in February 2018 when CUPRA was born. The product range has been expanded and transformed since then, including CUPRA Ateca, CUPRA Leon and CUPRA Formentor.

“The CUPRA Formentor’s nomination in this year’s Car of the Year award is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of the brand’s entire team. 

The CUPRA Formentor, our first uniquely designed and developed model, is a real game changer: It brings a dimension to the market that hasn’t been seen before, helping make the brand more visible and desirable. With the CUPRA Formentor, we are joining a new growing segment in Europe.”

Wayne Griffiths, President of CUPRA and SEAT
CUPRA Formentor VZ2 in black

The CUPRA Formentor brings together the benefits of a performance car with the qualities of an SUV. In the UK, it’s available with a range of petrol powertrains, including two plug-in hybrid versions, full connectivity and the most advanced safety and convenience systems, lifting the coupe SUV to the top of its class.

The Car of the Year 2021 brings together a panel of prestigious motoring journalists from across Europe with the objective of finding the most outstanding new car on sale. The award’s jury consists of sixty members, who represent 23 European countries, who come together to pick the winner, which will be announced on 1 March 2021.

Find another 165 images of the Formentor in our media gallery or visit our CUPRA Formentor guide

Ventsi

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Nov 13, 2020
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That's a great achievement. However we all know a truly electric car will win, most probably the VW ID.3
 
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That's a great achievement. However we all know a truly electric car will win, most probably the VW ID.3
Agree, all down to the 'politics' of saving the planet, one battery at a time! Formentor would be a worthy winner, but doomed to lose out to a plug-in car, although in fairness the ID.3 wouldn't be a poor choice, if it wins.
 

Ventsi

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Nov 13, 2020
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I've driven an ID.3. It's a cool, quirky car, but the interior quality is nowhere near the Formentor.
Maybe if the Formentor started with the hybrid engine, as they were promising a year ago, it would have a slightly better chance of winning.
 
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That's a great achievement. However we all know a truly electric car will win, most probably the VW ID.3
Off topic but I hope an electric one does not win, they are not quite there yet. Development for electric cars has been a pish take. First electric car made in 1890 and if you take the level of development companies have had, an average of 160miles is not that great in 130 years. TBF when you do enough digging the oil companies own a few rights to electrification so not in their interest (well until now) to develop it quickly. I'm old school and I am going to miss the ICE and until an electric car can get me 350miles (real world miles) non stop to my holiday residence then they are not for me.