The teaser showed a “charged” crossover Cupra Formentor VZ5

The teaser showed a “charged” crossover Cupra Formentor VZ5

February 4, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

The high-performance Cupra Formentor VZ5 crossover, which will receive a five-cylinder inline turbo from Audi, will be unveiled later this month. So far, the press service of the brand has presented a new teaser for its new product.

The sports brand Cupra, which was previously owned by Spanish SEAT, does not specifically say at this time that their new crossover will use an Audi-made engine. However, we are 99 percent sure that this is the same power plant that is used in the “charged” RS Q3 crossover. The same engine is also found in the RS Q3 Sportback and TT.

It is believed that in the case of the Cupra Formentor VZ5 crossover, the in-line five-cylinder turbo engine will develop power somewhere in the region of 395 horsepower (480 Nm).

Most likely, it will be available exclusively with all-wheel drive and automatic transmission.

The teaser posted shows that the four-tailpipe exhaust system has been redesigned from the smaller Formentor versions. The more powerful VZ5 has a pair of stacked tailpipes similar to the Lexus F-series. They are next to a neat diffuser.

The Cupra Formentor VZ5 will not be the first non-Audi vehicle to use an inline-five, as the Ingolstadt-based brand has allowed some niche sports car brands to use this TFSI petrol engine in their models.

In conclusion, we note that the presentation of the Cupra Formentor VZ5, which is scheduled for February 22, was deliberately chosen in order to coincide with the third anniversary of Cupra as a separate brand.

Not so long ago, we wrote that the Cupra Ateca crossover received a tuned version. Experts from tuning studio ABT have worked on increasing engine power and improving the chassis.