Cupra Formentor – Potency has a New Name

Published on 03rd March 2020 at 14:56


A new name with a new model – say Hello to Cupra’s new Formentor, the first model developed from the ground up by the Spanish brand. Deliveries of the Cupra Formentor will begin in the last quarter of 2020.

This is a high-performance crossover is named after the most beautiful and wild cape on the Spanish island of Mallorca, in the Balearics.

Formentor dimensions

The 2020 Cupra Formentor is 4,450mm long, 1,839mm wide and 1,511mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2680mm, and a boot capacity of 450l. It stands on standard 19” alloy wheels, which are also available in Copper, with 18” Brembo performance brakes.

Colour choice

It comes with a wide palette of colours: in addition to the four soft and metallic paints (Urban Silver, Midnight Black, Magnetic Tech or Candy White) the Cupra Formentor will also be available with three special paints (Graphene Grey, Dark Camouflage and Desire Red) as well as with two matt paint options (Petrol Blue Matt and Magnetic Tech Matt). Exclusive matt paint options bring an additional elegance and personality to the vehicle.

Inside welcome

The occupants of the Cupra Formentor will welcomed by the light projected in the floor, the interior has high-end materials, copper details and highlights brushed in dark crafted aluminium. 

Bucket seats, where the driver sits low, are available in both Petrol Blue and Black genuine leather, adding to the sporty intent of the car.

The dashboard appears to float, assisted by the horizontal full-LED wraparound ambient lighting across the front of the cabin and the doors which also provides several safety functions such as blind spot detection or exit assist.

A 12” panoramic floating screen with online navigation functions crowns the dashboard, providing a high level of functionality and connectivity to the occupants and reducing the button count. Drivers will delight at the new steering wheel that integrates the engine start button and the Cupra mode selector.


Two high performance powertrains provide propulsion for the Formentor, with the top of the range a 2.0litre TSI Turbocharged petrol unit with 310PS and 400Nm of torque that cannot hide its potency. This engine will be linked to the 4Drive technology that constantly tracks the vehicle and driver inputs to deliver power to the correct wheel at the precise time it needs it.

The Cupra Formentor integrates high-performance plug-in hybrid technology with the 1.4-litre TSI 150PS (110kW) petrol engine, combined with a 115PS (85kW) electric motor with 13kWh lithium-ion battery pack. This allows the Formentor supply a total output of 245PS (180kW) of peak power and 400Nm of torque, with and electric only range of around 50km.

Both powertrains transfer their power via a DSG dual-clutch transmission. The shift-by-wire technology is designed using electronic signals to make shifts, adding a greater level of efficiency. Drivers who like more interactive experience can use the steering-wheel mounted shift paddles.

Safety and connectivity:

The Cupra Formentor will integrate advanced infotainment and connectivity to keep customers in touch, able to bring their digital lives with them into the vehicle and offer a more integrated existence between daily life and life behind the wheel.

The 12” infotainment system reduces the number of hard buttons and integrates voice and gesture control. The system combines the Full Link system compatible with both Apple CarPlay (wireless) and Android Auto. Passengers can also plug their phone into the vehicle by the USB connection or using Bluetooth to access their eco-system of apps.

Via an embedded SIM card, the Formentor will have available the Connect app that brings online services directly into the vehicle, allowing customers to access downloadable apps, online radio and an expanding ecosystem of functionality with remote data and control of their vehicle.

When users are away from their car, they can access vehicle information including driving data, parking information, vehicle status and set up speed alerts using the smartphone app. The high-performance plug-in hybrid version allows drivers manage the charging process and control the air conditioning remotely.

Safety systems

A range of driver assistance and safety systems are, as might be expected, fitted to the Cupra Formentor. These will provide a relaxing and safe drives to the driver, helping to take the stress out of driving and reaching semi-autonomous driving level 2. Highlights are the inclusion of Predictive Adaptive Cruise Control, Emergency Assist, Travel Assist, Side and Exit Assist.