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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)...
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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.
 
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