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21 Cupra Formentor 1.5 TSI 150 V2 5dr

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Digital cockpit and configurable dashboardDriver alert system
Driving profile selectionForward collision warning with automatic braking
Park assist (inc front/rear parking sensors)PAS
Predictive adaptive cruise control with speed limiterRear view camera
RPM, trip computer, outside temp gauge, instrument light brightness, low fuel warning light, lights on reminder, gearshift indicatorService interval indicator
Start/stop system with regenerative brakingVirtual pedal and electric tailgate
Wireless apple carplayWireless phone charger

Entertainment

2 front and 2 rear USB type C socketsAuxiliary input socket
DAB radio 

Exterior Features

Auto dimming rear view mirrorBody colour door handles
Body coloured bumpersDark grey wing mirror
Daytime running light with automatic headlight control and coming home featureDynamic headlight range control
Electric front/rear windowsElectrically adjustable, heated and folding door mirrors
Front fog lamps with cornering functionGloss black roof rails and window surrounds
LED HeadlightsLED Taillights with dynamic indicator
Rain sensing wipersRear diffuser with black simulated exhaust pipes
Rear wash/wipeTinted rear windows
Welcome lights 

Interior Features

12v power supply in centre console12v socket in loadspace
2 front and 2 rear reading lights230V socket
60/40 split rear bench seat with armrest and mechanical seat releaseBlack headlining
Breakdown kitDust/pollen filter
Front and rear head restraintsFront centre armrest
Heated steering wheelHeight/reach adjust steering wheel
Illuminated interior front door sillsIlluminated sunvisor with mirror
Interior ambient lightingIsofix
Leather multi function steering wheelLuggage tie-down hooks
Three zone climate controlThree zone climate control with control panel in rear
Variable luggage/load compartment floorWraparound lighting

Packs

Genuine Nappa leather Pack - CupraNavigation system pack - Formentor

Safety

3 point seatbelts on all rear seatsABS
Brake control system - ESC and brake boosterChild proof door locks
Driver and front passenger airbags with front passenger airbag de-activationElectronic parking brake
Front and rear disc brakesFront side curtain airbags
Hill hold controlSeat belt reminder for front and rear seats
Tyre pressure monitoring system 

Security

Anti theft alarm systemKeyless entry and start system (KESSY)
Locking wheel bolts 

Technical

Electronic locking differential and dynamic traction supportStandard suspension

Trim

Copper and aluminium interior detailing 

Wheels

19" Exclusive machined sport matt black and silver alloy wheels with 94W tyres
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

NOx0.017Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb148WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max153
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min148WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High158
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High128WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low180
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium140 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1498Compression Ratio10.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)74.5Cylinders - Stroke (mm)85.9
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb6.5WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max6.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min6.5WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High5.7WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low7.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium6.2WLTP - MPG - Comb43.5
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max41.5WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min43.5
WLTP - MPG - Extra High40.4WLTP - MPG - High49.6
WLTP - MPG - Low35.8WLTP - MPG - Medium45.6

General

Badge Engine CC1.5Badge Power150
Coin DescriptionTSICoin SeriesV2
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0719PNCAP Adult Occupant Protection %93
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %88NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %68NCAP Safety Assist %80
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)8.9Engine Power - BHP150
Engine Power - KW110Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5000Engine Torque - LBS.FT184
Engine Torque - MKG25.5Engine Torque - NM250
Engine Torque - RPM1500Top Speed127

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front245/40 R19
Tyre Size Rear245/40 R19Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleEXCLUSIVE MACHINED SPORTWheel Type19" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1520Length4450
Wheelbase2679Width1839

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)50Gross Vehicle Weight1960
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)450Max. Loading Weight598
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1700Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked710
Minimum Kerbweight1362No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.4
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

CUPRA Formentor

SEAT's first Crossover, the family-sized Ateca, directly targets Nissan's Qashqai in this growing segment and looks a strong proposition. Jonathan Crouch checks out what's on offer.

Ten Second Review

The CUPRA performance brand strikes out on its own with the Formentor, a lively Spanish take on the mid-sized performance SUV concept. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Background

This is more like it. When in 2018, Spanish maker SEAT announced that CUPRA would become a stand-alone brand, we were first served up merely a performance variant of the Iberian maker's Ateca Crossover. This Formentor model, in contrast, is a completely new design - well almost anyway. It does share a platform and some mechanicals with the Ateca, but everything else feels much more bespoke. You'll probably know the 'CUPRA' name, but only as a sporty trim designation that goes back to 1996, since when it's been used on a whole string of SEAT Ibiza and Leon hot hatches. Now, SEAT wants CUPRA to mean more, creating, in its words, 'a range of unique, sophisticated performance models designed to captivate car enthusiasts.' The idea here, says the company, is 'to create cars not founded in nostalgia but rooted in the present'. Presumably, that's meant to be a dig at directly competing brands like Alfa Romeo and MINI, both of which produce products this Formentor model sets out to directly target: namely, quick, charismatic petrol-powered mid-sized SUVs, cars that offer a lot of what you get in, say, a Porsche Macan for a great deal less money. Is that what we've got here? Let's find out.

Driving Experience

It should be no surprise given CUPRA's mantra as a performance brand that drive dynamics are the Formentor's main focus. And it comes well equipped for the task, the fastest variant using the Volkswagen Group's 2.0-litre TSI turbo four cylinder engine in its most ballistic state of tune, with 310PS on tap. There's also a 190PS version of this same unit - and a 150PS entry-level 1.5-litre petrol TSI powerplant. Plug-in Hybrids also feature, a 1.4-litre unit available in either 204PS or 245PS forms, the engine assisted by an 85kW electric motor powered by a 13kWh battery pack which, when fully charged, offers an all-electric WLTP-rated driving range of 31 miles. The top Formentor variant gets 'DCC' 'Dynamic Chassis Control' adaptive damping as standard, activated through the car's four drive mode settings - 'Comfort', 'Sport', 'CUPRA' and 'Individual' . Drive is via the usual VW Group 7-speed dual-clutch paddleshift auto gearbox. Is it quick enough to be classified as a 'Performance SUV'?; very definitely. In the 310PS 2.0-litre turbo variant, 62mph from rest flashes by in just 4.9s and the Formentor has to be restrained by a piece of speed limiting software at 155mph. As with the other VW Group models using this engine, an on0demand 4WD system's standard, this set-up able to decide in milliseconds of it needs to send torque to the rear axle. That's done via a multi-plate clutch between the end of the propshaft and the rear diff. CUPRA has also developed a 2.5-litre five cylinder performance engine for this model, found in the rare VZ5 model, which offers 390PS. That variant comes only in left hand drive form.

Design and Build

The Formentor sits a little lower than most other performance SUVs and Crossovers. In fact, it's a full 150mm lower than the Ateca that it is based on and only 50mm higher than the CUPRA Leon 5 door hatchback. In terms of size, think Volvo XC40 or Audi Q3, but it has more pavement presence than either of those two cars, the design emphasis being on a long bonnet, which coupled with the lower height, gives the car a very dynamic appearance - and one that is completely distinctive. Inside there's lots of brushed, dark aluminium with copper accents and blue leather-trimmed front bucket seats. In the centre of the dash is a large 12-inch touchscreen infotainment screen that allows the usual access to navigation, info and media. It's paired with a fully-customisable 10-inch digital instrument binnacle; sitting behind a flat-bottomed steering wheel that houses both the engine start button and the 'CUPRA' driving mode buttons. There's the usual stubby VW Group auto gear lever. And a lovely orange LED strip that circumnavigates the top of the dash, flowing into the doors. The rear seat could comfortably take a couple of adults - but three would be tight. And out back, there's a competitively-sized 420-litre boot.

Market and Model

You'll probably need a budget starting at well over £27,000, even for the entry-level 1.5-litre TSI model. Lesser variants have 'V1' and 'V2' trim options. The top 310PS 2.0 TSI 4Drive flagship version sticks with the top 'VZ2', 'VZ3' and 'VZ Edition' trim options, and prices from just under £40,000. The name VZ comes from the word 'Veloz' in Spanish, translating as 'Speed' or 'Fast'. Even with base 'V1' trim, customers get quite a lot: 18-inch alloy wheels, a 12-inch infotainment touchscreen with connected navigation, a 10-inch digital driver binnacle, LED headlights, rain-sensing wipers, Adaptive Cruise Control, a wireless smartphone charger, a leather steering wheel and rear parking sensors. With the 'VZ2', you also get 19-inch wheels, a powered tailgate, a heated steering wheel and a rear view camera. From 'VZ2' trim upwards (which, as we said, means the 310PS 2.0 TSI variants), there's leather upholstery, powered front bucket seats, leather trim for the dash and doors. There's also a 'Safety and Driving Pack', which gives you Dynamic road sign display, High Beam Assist, Side Assist (effectively a blind spot monitor), Exit Assist (offering audible and visual warnings of approaching traffic when opening doors), Lane Change Assist and Emergency Assist. The 'VZ3' adds 19-inch 'Exclusive' copper/black alloy wheels and Brembo brakes.

Cost of Ownership

If you really care about efficiency in a Performance SUV, then it's to the 'e-HYBRID' Formentor models you'll be looking. We already mentioned that these offer an electric only range of 31 miles on the WLTP cycle. Powering a PHEV CUPRA Formentor up from a domestic socket would take around five hours, but using a garage wallbox, you'll be able to reduce your charging time period to around three and a half hours. At the other end of the scale sit the 2.0 TSI 310PS 4Drive versions of this car with their DSG auto transmission. These are WLTP-rated at between 31.4mpg and 33.2mpg on the combined cycle. The 1.5 TSI manages up to 44.8mpg and 143g/km in manual form. Less impressive is the three year/60,000 mile warranty cover. The paintwork warranty lasts for three years and, as you'd expect, this car is protected by a 12-year anti-corrosion package. The Formentor e-HYBRID has a separate eight year battery warranty, which also covers the battery for up to 100,000 miles. For insurance purposes, Thatcham rate the 2.0 TSI DSG-auto 4Drive 310 model in group 33P.

Summary

With this Formentor, the story of the CUPRA brand has at last begun in earnest. It's difficult to forge your own identity when you've spent most of your time helping to define performance models from another brand, in this case SEAT. But with this car, the whole 'Iberian Alfa Romeo' thing starts to make some sort of sense. After all, the Formentor is (potentially) fast, practical, interesting to look at and, for the time being anyway, you might even think it to be a touch exotic. Whether you actually get what's been promised here - essentially a Porsche Macan, a BMW X4 or a Mercedes GLC Coupe distilled down into something more affordable - is a judgement you might actually rather enjoy making. We're not quite convinced, but we have seen enough to feel hopeful about the CUPRA brand's future. Can there really be 'latin spirit in every one'? If the marque can deliver that, there's a place for it in the market.

Performance
70%
Handling
80%
Comfort
70%
Space
70%
Styling
80%
Build
70%
Value
50%
Equipment
80%
Economy
60%
Depreciation
40%
Insurance
50%

** Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£355
Deposit£355
Term (months)49
Fixed interest rate3.85%
Cash price£28,495
Credit amount£26,640
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£12,661.08
Total amount payable£31,566.08
Cupra deposit£1500
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge6.0p per mile
Representative APR3.9%
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