Cupra has revealed the first car designed from the ground-up for the brand — the Formentor.
It will be the third model under the Seat spin-off firm’s name, following on from the Ateca and recently-revealed Leon, though it’s the first to not be based on an existing car from its parent company.
Its design is in a similar vein to that of the Leon, with angular headlights sat either side of an aggressive front fascia. At the rear, an LED light bar stretches the width of the car while bronze alloy wheels complete the Cupra look. As is the case with many coupe-SUVs, the Formentor also features a tapered roofline.
Two powertrains are available for the Formentor, with the first a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol sending 306bhp and 400Nm of torque to all four wheels via a seven-speed automatic gearbox.
A plug-in hybrid option is also on offer. This sees a 1.4-litre petrol engine paired up with an electric motor, with the two producing a combined 242bhp and 400Nm of torque. There’s no word yet on performance or efficiency figures for either unit, though Cupra says 31 miles of electric-only driving is possible.
Exact UK specifications are set to be confirmed before the Formentor arrives on the market in 2020, but we do know some of the features it will boast as standard. These include a 12-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support, and a number of driver assistance features like adaptive cruise control, blind spot detection and ‘Exit Assist’ which will warn occupants of oncoming vehicles or pedestrians when opening doors.
Expect to hear much more on the Cupra Formentor later this year, with deliveries planned for the fourth quarter of 2020.