We’ll probably have a lot more occasion to see the Formentor In various settings by the end, as the production version of the car is not scheduled for market launch before 2020.
When it is available to be driven by actual customers, the Formentor is supposed to be a revolution for SEAT and Cupra. Powered by a plug-in hybrid power, the SUV delivers 245 ps of power and up to 31 miles (50 km) of travel in pure electric mode. Something the two Spanish companies never had before.
Design-wise, Cupra went for an SUV with a lowered stance, as a means to “highlight its sportiness,” and tried as much as possible to draw the eye toward the rear of the car. Judging by what we get to see in the photos released today, designers seem to have achieved their purpose.
There’s no official word on how much of the concept we’ll be getting in next year’s production version, but chances are a lot.
The Cupra brand separated from SEAT in early 2018, being tasked, just as before, with developing high-performance vehicles. Only this time, being a standalone nameplate allows it to have its own cars, rather than just tweaking the ones with the big S badge.