The tests noticed a new sports crossover Cupra Formentor

The tests noticed a new sports crossover Cupra Formentor

February 4, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Cupra engineers are testing the prototype of the new high-performance Formentor crossover. This SUV will be the first model of the company that was developed only by Cupra engineers. Cupra is owned by the Spanish brand SEAT.

A little over two years ago, the Spanish company SEAT officially introduced its sub-brand Cupra, which will create and manufacture high-performance cars. To date, the newly minted company has already introduced a more powerful version of the Ateca crossover. The 300-strong crossover is a direct competitor to the future German VW Tiguan R.

 Well, now, the company is busy preparing for the debut of the production version of last year’s Formentor crossover concept – the car will be presented in the middle of this year.

Foreign publications published images from tests of the test prototype of the crossover. Apparently, the car has already received its final appearance, which is still covered with camouflage. Despite the disguise, it is clear that the high-performance crossover will be very similar in appearance to the previously presented concept.

 The aggressive Formentor style has already been implemented on some production cars of the Spanish SEAT, in particular the new Leon hatchback. It is expected that, like Leon, the crossover will receive a hybrid powertrain based on a 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline engine. By the way, this same installation should also be under the hood of the high-performance Skoda Octavia RS, which will debut at the Geneva Motor Show next month.

 SEAT Cupra does not disclose any details about the serial version of the crossover, but we will remind you that in the previously shown concept, the engine gave out 241 hp. and worked with a dual clutch automatic transmission. Formentor, introduced last year, came with a “large built-in battery pack” with enough energy to travel 50 kilometers in electric mode.

Not so long ago, we wrote that Cupra refused to produce sports cars. Cupra’s CEO eliminates sports cars for financial reasons, at least in the short term.