New Cupra Formentor e-Hybrid revealed: prices, specs, and release date

Ryan Hirons
April 30, 2021

A new hybrid engine is now available for the Cupra Formentor, bringing a lower starting price for the plug-in SUV. Read on for full details.

  • Cupra Formentor e-Hybrid revealed
  • New entry-level plug-in version of SUV
  • 204hp, 0-60mph in 7.8 seconds
  • Claimed 235.4mpg
  • VZ1 and VZ2 versions available
  • Priced from £35,770

A new hybrid engine is now available for the Cupra Formentor, which lowers the starting price of the plug-in version of the performance-oriented SUV.

This alternative to the Audi Q3 Sportback and BMW X4 now starts from £35,770, with deliveries imminent.

New Cupra Formentor e-Hybrid engine

The e-Hybrid produces 204hp, sending the Formentor from 0-60mph in 7.8 seconds

This new ‘e-Hybrid’ engine uses a 1.4-litre petrol engine linked up to an electric motor for a total power output of 204hp. This is sent to the front wheels through a seven-speed DSG automatic gearbox.

That’ll send the Cupra Formentor from 0-60mph in 7.8 seconds and a 127mph top speed. Cupra says it’ll return 235.4mpg — though you’ll have to plug it in very often to manage that — while also being capable of 37 miles on electricity only.

Get used to this sight if you want the claimed 235.4mpg

New 190hp and 245hp ‘4Drive’ all-wheel-drive versions of the Cupra Formentor are now available too. These are both based on a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine and use the same DSG gearbox as the e-Hybrid.

What does Mat make of the Cupra Formentor?

New Cupra Formentor e-Hybrid specs

You can have the Cupra Formentor e-Hybrid in V1 and V2 trims.

You have the choice of VZ1 and VZ2 trims for the e-Hybrid Formentor

V1 cars get 18-inch wheels, LED headlights and scrolling indicators as standard exterior bits, with the interior featuring a 12-inch infotainment system and a digital driver’s display. There’s also three-zone climate control, adaptive cruise control and rear parking sensors.

The VZ1 gets a 12-inch infotainment system and a digital driver’s display as standard

Upgrading to V2 sees 19-inch alloy wheels added, along with heated Nappa leather front seats, a reversing camera and a heated steering wheel.

New Cupra Formentor e-Hybrid price and release date

Orders are now being taken for the Cupra Formentor e-Hybrid, along with the new petrol-powered versions of the car.

Pricing for the e-Hybrid kicks off at £35,770, rising to £37,600 for VZ2 versions of the car. Deliveries should follow imminently.

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