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CUPRA Formentor e-HYBRID to start from £38,625 – order books open 16th Feb

Powerful e-HYBRID achieves up to 188.3mpg and is available with VZ1 and vZ2 trim options available.

CUPRA is adding to its growing range of electrified performance vehicles, opening order books for the new CUPRA Formentor e-HYBRID in the UK.

Electrifying the flagship performance SUV coupe, customers can now purchase the CUPRA Formentor e-HYBRID DSG-auto 245PS from £38,625 OTR RRP.

Following the electrification of CUPRA Leon at the end of 2020, the introduction of the CUPRA Formentor e-HYBRID, in either VZ1 or VZ2 trim, continues the brand’s charge into developing alternatively-fuelled vehicles with CUPRA’s trademark performance and contemporary design.

Prices start at £38,625 OTR RRP for VZ1 trim and £40,260 OTR RRP for VZ2 trim, with order books opening on 16 February 2021.

The CUPRA Formentor can accelerate from 0-62mph in 7.0 seconds, charging on to a top speed of 130mph. The new powertrain delivers a combined fuel consumption of up to 188.3mpg and produces CO2 emissions as low as 33g/km (WLTP).

Powering the high-performance plug-in hybrid is a 150PS (110kW), 250Nm 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine and a 116PS (85kW) electric motor with a 13kWh lithium-ion battery pack. Combined, these deliver an impressive 245PS (180kW) of power and peak torque of 400Nm.

The CUPRA Formentor has an electric-only range of 32 (VZ2) and 34 (VZ1) miles and the battery can be charged from 0-100% in just 3 hours 33 minutes, using a 3.6kW AC charger.

Both e-HYBRID models feature several contemporary design features as standard. The exterior boasts ‘Exclusive’ 19-inch matte black or silver alloy wheels, stylish sports bumpers, electrically adjustable, folding, and heated door mirrors, welcome lights and LED headlights and tail lamps with dynamic indicators.

On the interior, the sophisticated theme continues, with drivers lavished with CUPRA sport pedals, ambient lighting, a 12” Navigation system with Full Link phone integration and wireless phone charging, a configurable digital cockpit, four USB-C sockets and three-zone climate control. A black headlining is complemented by CUPRA’s trademark copper detailing, with the VZ1 model featuring black bucket seats paired with copper stitching.

The VZ2 adds electrically adjustable and heated black Nappa leather bucket seats also featuring copper stitching, an embroidered CUPRA logo in the headrest and leather dashboard, door inserts and side trim panels. A heated sports steering wheel with start/stop and CUPRA driving mode button completes the interior upgrades.

There are also a range of advanced technologies to optimise the comfort and driving experience of the CUPRA Formentor e-HYBRID. These include keyless entry and start (KESSY), Predictive Adaptive Cruise Control with speed limiter, park assist sensors and rear-view camera, Dynamic Chassis Control with driving profile selection, sports suspension, and an electronic locking differential.

The Safety and Driving Pack for the VZ1 includes dynamic road sign display, high beam assist, blind spot monitor and exist assist, while the upgraded VZ2 package adds Lane Change Assist and Emergency Assist (semi-autonomous control in an emergency).

Additional options customers can specify on Formentor e-HYBRID include a towbar, panoramic sunroof, petrol blue Nappa leather (VZ2 only) and a range of metallic, premium metallic and matte paint colour options.

New CUPRA Formentor e-HYBRID DSG-auto 245

ModelCO2 (g/km, WLTP)Combined fuel consumption (mpg, WLTP)BiK (2020/21)Price (OTR RRP)
VZ133-35176.6-188.310%£38,625
VZ233-35176.6-188.310%£40,260

Agnes.Surrey

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What happens if you never charge the car? How much power do you have? And petrol tank and boot is probably smaller, due to batteries.
 

Peyton

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What happens if you never charge the car? How much power do you have? And petrol tank and boot is probably smaller, due to batteries.
IIRC, it's a 150 HP ICE engine paired with a electric engine of about 130 HP, together they give 245 HP (the output is bit less then the sum of two parts).

If you never charge it, you probably shouldn't buy it. You will carry extra weight all the time with reduced boot. I've entertained the idea but since I live in a flat, charging is a challenge.

Another reason why I went for 2.0 TSI is that it may be last hurrah for ICE cars. In 5 years time, regulations may force us to pick electric.
 

Agnes.Surrey

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That was theoretical question. I don't plan to get anywhere near hybrid or electric car. So without charging, you're driving 150 bhp car with small tank and bad fuel economy, because it's heavier?

I think it's a gimmick, to quote higher power and this high fuel economy, which is only achieved when your car is charged. So when you drive 40 miles one way to work on motorway, battery discharges and you have slow petrol car?
 

Peyton

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That was theoretical question. So without charging, you're driving 150 bhp car with small tank and bad fuel economy, because it's heavier?
Not quite so simpl.e

I'm not sure if VAG Hybrids of this type have regenerative braking. If they do, they will recoup a bit of energy that the gasoline engine used. Whether that is enough to offset additional weight I have no idea. Would be an interesting experiment.

If they do not have regenerative braking, then it is a no brainer, yes, you would be driving a 150 HP car with a half of a boot of empty batteries.