Meet Volkswagen’s 310-hp Spanish SUV

Spain-based Cupra has unveiled the Formentor, its first production SUV.

The premiere of the Cupra Formentor was not as lush as planned for obvious reasons. Instead of a presentation at the GIMS, the company has just published photos and specifications of the SUV.

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The productiona Formentor is almost identical to the concept of a year ago. In general, the look of the new product should evoke associations with the rocky cape on the island of Majorca, after which the SUV is named.

The Formentor is comparable in size to the VW Tiguan. The wheelbase of the SUV reaches 2,680 mm, and the volume of the luggage compartment is 450 liters.

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The interior features leather-trimmed sports seats, Cupra’s steering wheel, a 12-inch digital cockpit, and a free-standing infotainment touchscreen. Copper decor of the interior echoes the same accents on the body.

The Formentor has received Exit Assist, which is responsible for detecting blind spots and warning passengers about obstacles preventing them from getting out of the car. Optionally, the SUV will be equipped with adaptive cruise control with the function of recognizing road signs.

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The production Formentor, like the concept, is equipped with a hybrid powertrain consisting of a 1.4-liter turbo engine and an electric motor. A total output of the units is 245 hp and 400 Nm. There is also just a petrol version with a 2.0-liter V4, producing 310 hp and 400 Nm. The two versions are equipped with a seven-speed automatic transmission. However, an all-wheel drive system is only available for the petrol Formentor. Besides, the SUV has got Dynamic Chassis Control system with four options: Comfort, Sport, CUPRA and Individual.

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The Cupra Formentor will be released in the fourth quarter of 2020. Prices will be announced closer to the start of sales.

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