Cupra Formentor review

Category: Sports SUV

Section: Introduction

Available fuel types:petrol
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Introduction

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Cupra Formentor. Now, if you know your cars and you’re thinking “hang on, a performance car with a Spanish name; is it a Lamborghini?” that’s a good guess. But wrong. Yes, Lamborghini does name its cars in Spanish, but Cupra is a Spanish brand in its own right – the performance offshoot of Seat – and the Formentor is its second sports SUV. 

The first was the Cupra Ateca, which is a very good car: quick and handy around corners, but, as far as looks are concerned, not dramatically different to the regular Seat Atecas. The Formentor is a whole different ball game. As you can see, it’s a visual feast of chiselled lines, muscular hunches and dramatic swoops. Now, we’re not getting carried away with ourselves and saying it’s a mini Lamborghini Urus, but put it this way: there’s nothing for the price that looks more like the Lamborghini.

Because the Formentor is such a new model, Cupra hasn’t confirmed all the details yet. We do know there will eventually be a breadth of engines starting with a 1.5 TSI 150 turbocharged petrol, two plug-in hybrids (called eHybrid and with 202bhp or 242bhp), plus 2.0-litre petrols ranging from 187bhp to the top-spec 306bhp 4Drive – that’s four-wheel drive in Cupra speak.

So far the 306bhp model is the only one we’ve driven, so click on through to read all about it and we’ll also tell you everything we know about the rest of the range. We’ll assess how the Formentor compares against rivals as well, like the BMW X2 M35i and Volkswagen T-Roc R.

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At a glance

Number of trims3 see more
Available fuel typespetrol
MPG range across all versions32.8 - 33.2
Avaliable doors options5

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