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Cupra Formentor is brand’s first exclusive model

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Cupra has revealed the Formentor, its first standalone model that will launch this year.

Powered by a 245PS plug-in hybrid powertrain, the new model promises to be both sporty and efficient.

A 13kWh battery provides up to 31-miles of fully-electric driving; boosted by a 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine.

There will also be a 310PS petrol version that delivers even greater performance.

The plug-in hybrid is likely to appeal to user-choosers, sharing a powertrain with the Volkswagen Golf GTE and Skoda Octavia VRS iV.

It’s based on the same platform as the Seat Ateca, but features a lower, sleeker, body.

The aggressively-styled Formentor features the brand’s signature copper detailing amd rides on 19-inch alloy wheels.

Inside, a floating dashboard houses a 12-inch touchscreen and the dash layout mirrors that of the new Golf and Leon with a reduced button count.

Connected service will be provided via an built in SIM card and drivers can interact with the car via an app.

Assistance systems such as blind-spot monitor and adaptive cruise control are also offered.

Prices are yet to be confirmed, but deliveries of the new Formentor will commence in the last quarter of 2020.


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