Cupra Formentor 1.4 eHybrid 245 VZ2 5dr DSG Review

Category: Coupe SUV

Section: Version review

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RRP£42,185
Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors

The Cupra Formentor is slightly more expensive and a bit less practical than the Seat Ateca it's based on. In exchange, it offers sharp coupé SUV looks and a smarter interior. It'll still seat four tall adults and has a decent boot, so it's not impractical, it handles well and, if you stick with our favourite 1.5 TSI V1 version, it's hardly expensive and yet very well equipped.

VZ2 trim is available only with the more powerful engines. Over the VZ1 trim, it adds nappa leather seats, electrically operated and heated front seats, a leather-wrapped dashboard and a heated steering wheel.

Despite producing 242bhp, this plug-in hybrid feels brisk rather than thrillingly quick (0-62mph takes 7.8sec). However, it has the potential to save you a lot of money in fuel if you do mostly short journeys and are able to keep the battery charged, because officially it can travel for up to 34 miles on battery power alone (on our real-world test route we covered 25 miles on a single charge before the petrol engine kicked in). The maximum charging rate is 3.7kW so it takes 3.5 hours to charge from 0-100%.


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Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH7 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Plug-In Elec Hybrid
GearboxSEMI-AUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

188.3

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

345

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

33

g/km