£330.23 /mo

Inc VAT & options

Initial rental of £2,972.07

CUPRA FORMENTOR ESTATE

£330.23
Inc VAT per month
£2,972.07 initial rental
£238.80 admin fee
Customise your lease deal

Maintenance, GAP insurance, and other products can be added to your order later. You can still make changes to your order once placed.


Paint, trim & optional extras
  • Colour:
  • Trim: RS
  • Optional extras: None
Order summary
  • Lease type: Personal Contract Hire
  • Initial Rental: £2,972.07 (Inc VAT)
  • Contract Length: 48 Months
  • Monthly Payments: £275.1914 inc. options (Inc VAT)
  • Annual mileage: 5000

    Excess mileage costs apply

    This is your expected annual mileage and effects the lease price. Be as accurate as possible, as there are excess mileage charges should you exceed it, which will be confirmed prior to finalising your order. 

  • Maintenance: No
  • Processing Fee: £238.80 (Inc VAT)
  • Road Fund Licence: Included
  • Standard Delivery: Free
  • Estimated Delivery Date: 08 / 06 / 2022
  • OTR Price
    OTR Price

    £38,720.00

  • Transmission
    Transmission

    Automatic

  • Fuel Type
    Fuel Type

    Petrol/PlugIn Elec Hybrid

  • Fuel Economy
    Fuel Economy

    Overall: 201.8mpg

  • Emissions
    Emissions

    29g/km

  • 0 - 62
    0 - 62

    7.8secs

    • Battery Capacity in kWh12.8
    • Battery Charge Type 1 kW2.3
    • Battery Charge Type 1 Percentage0-100
    • Battery Charge Type 1 Time (Minutes)300
    • Battery Charge Type 2 kW3.6
    • Battery Charge Type 2 Percentage0-100
    • Battery Charge Type 2 Time (Minutes)213
    • Battery Charge Type 3 PercentageN
    • Battery Charge Type 4 PercentageN
    • Battery LeasedFalse
    • Battery TypeLithium-ion
    • Coupler/Connector TypeType 2
    • NEDC Maximum EV Range Miles424
    • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb15.3
    • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb - TEH15.7
    • WLTP - EC (kWh/100km) - Comb - TEL14.7
    • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb4.1
    • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb - TEH4
    • WLTP - EC (miles/kWh) - Comb - TEL4.2
    • WLTP - EC AC Weighted (kWh/100km) - Comb15.3
    • WLTP - EC AC Weighted (miles/kWh) - Comb4.1
    • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb56
    • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - TEH53
    • WLTP - Equivalent AER (km) - Comb - TEL59
    • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb35
    • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - TEH33
    • WLTP - Equivalent AER (miles) - Comb - TEL37
    • NOx0.01
    • Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
    • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Extra High145
    • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - High117
    • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Low167
    • WLTP - CO2 Ch Sus (g/km) - Medium115
    • WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb29
    • WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - TEH32
    • WLTP - CO2 Weighted (g/km) - Comb - TEL29
    • CamshaftDOHC
    • Catalytic ConvertorTrue
    • CC1,395
    • Compression Ratio10.0 : 1
    • Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
    • Cylinders4
    • Cylinders - Bore (mm)74.5
    • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)80
    • Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
    • Fuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTION
    • Gears6 SPEED
    • Number of Valves16
    • TransmissionSEMI-AUTO
    • EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesFalse
    • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Comb5.9
    • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Extra High6.4
    • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - High5.2
    • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Low7.5
    • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (l/100km) - Medium5.1
    • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Comb47.9
    • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Extra High44.1
    • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - High54.3
    • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Low37.7
    • WLTP - FC Ch Sus (mpg) - Medium55.4
    • WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - TEH1.4
    • WLTP - FC Weighted (l/100km) - Comb - TEL1.3
    • WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - TEH201.8
    • WLTP - FC Weighted (mpg) - Comb - TEL217.3
    • Alternative Fuel QualifyingTrue
    • Badge Engine CC1.4
    • Badge Power204
    • Coin DescriptioneHybrid
    • Coin SeriesV2
    • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0724P
    • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %93
    • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %88
    • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
    • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %68
    • NCAP Safety Assist %80
    • Safety Concerns?False
    • Special EditionFalse
    • Special OrderFalse
    • Vehicle Homologation ClassM1
    • 0 to 60 mph (secs)False
    • 0 to 62 mph (secs)7.8
    • Engine Power - BHP204
    • Engine Power - KW150
    • Engine Power - PSTrue
    • Engine Power - RPM5,000
    • Engine Torque - LBS.FT258
    • Engine Torque - MKG35.7
    • Engine Torque - NM350
    • Engine Torque - RPM1550
    • Top Speed127
    • Emissions Test CycleWLTP
    • RDE Certification LevelRDE 2
    • Alloys?True
    • Space Saver?False
    • Tyre Size Front245/40 R19
    • Tyre Size Rear245/40 R19
    • Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
    • Wheel StyleEXCLUSIVE MACHINED SPORT
    • Wheel Type19" ALLOY
    • Height1,510
    • Length4,450
    • Wheelbase2,680
    • Width1839
    • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)40
    • Gross Vehicle Weight2,120
    • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)345
    • Max. Loading Weight514
    • Max. Towing Weight - Braked1,700
    • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
    • Minimum Kerbweight1,606
    • No. of Seats5
    • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.4
    • Electric front/rear windows
    • Rain sensing wipers
    • Rear wash/wipe
    • Tinted rear windows
    • ABS
    • Brake control system - ESC and brake booster
    • Electronic parking brake
    • Front and rear disc brakes
    • Hill hold control
    • Standard suspension
    • E-call
    • Wireless apple carplay
    • Driver alert system
    • Driving profile selection
    • Forward collision warning with automatic braking
    • Lane assist
    • Park assist (inc front/rear parking sensors)
    • PAS
    • Predictive adaptive cruise control with speed limiter
    • Rear view camera
    • Start/stop system with regenerative braking
    • Wireless phone charger
    • Digital cockpit and configurable dashboard
    • RPM, trip computer, outside temp gauge, instrument light brightness, low fuel warning light, lights on reminder, gearshift indicator
    • Service interval indicator
    • Auto dimming rear view mirror
    • Dark grey wing mirror
    • Electrically adjustable heated and folding door mirrors with memory function
    • Copper and aluminium interior detailing
    • 2 front and 2 rear USB type C sockets
    • 6 speakers
    • DAB radio
    • Body colour door handles
    • Body coloured bumpers
    • Gloss black roof rails and window surrounds
    • Rear diffuser with black simulated exhaust pipes
    • Rear side wing doors
    • Daytime running light with automatic headlight control and coming home feature
    • Dynamic headlight range control
    • Front fog lamps with cornering function
    • LED Headlights
    • LED Taillights with dynamic indicator
    • Third brake light
    • Welcome lights
    • Dust/pollen filter
    • Three zone climate control with control panel in rear
    • 12V socket
    • Front centre armrest
    • Height/reach adjust steering wheel
    • Illuminated interior front door sills
    • Leather multi function heated steering wheel with gear shift paddles
    • 2 front and 2 rear reading lights
    • Wraparound lighting
    • Genuine Nappa leather Pack - Cupra
    • Navigation system pack with 10" navigation system - Formentor
    • 3 point seatbelts on all rear seats
    • Child proof door locks
    • Driver and front passenger airbags with front passenger airbag de-activation
    • Front side curtain airbags
    • Seat belt reminder for front and rear seats
    • Tyre pressure monitoring system
    • 3 seat bench in 2nd row
    • 60/40 split rear bench seat with armrest and mechanical seat release
    • Front and rear head restraints
    • Isofix
    • Single front passenger seat
    • Anti theft alarm system
    • Keyless entry and start system (KESSY)
    • Locking wheel bolts
    • Electronic locking differential and dynamic traction support
    • Illuminated sunvisor with mirror
    • 10 amp mode 2 charging cable
    • 16 amp mode 3 charging cable
    • 19" 'Exclusive' machined sport matte black and silver alloy wheels
    • Tyre repair kit
We like the CUPRA Formentor. But will it be as appealing in e-Hybrid PHEV form? Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review
The CUPRA performance brand struck out on its own with the Formentor, a lively Spanish take on the mid-sized performance SUV concept. This Coupe-Crossover will be a rare sight on our roads - and even rarer in this PHEV e-Hybrid plug-in form, but it deserves serious consideration from anyone prioritising efficiency and wanting something just a little different in this segment.

Background
You'll might possibly know the 'CUPRA' brand name, but probably only as a sporty trim designation dating all the way back to 1996 and used on a whole string of SEAT Ibiza and Leon hot hatches. Now, parent company SEAT wants CUPRA to mean more, creating, in its words, 'a range of unique, sophisticated performance models designed to captivate car enthusiasts'. The CUPRA Formentor was the first of them and it's arguably at its most interesting in this e-Hybrid PHEV guise. The Spanish CUPRA nameplate, a pormanteau word encompassing 'Cup' and 'Racing', has actually been a separate marque within the Volkswagen Group since 2018, but its first products were merely sporty versions of existing SEAT models, first the rather underwhelming CUPRA Ateca, then more recently the CUPRA Leon. This Formentor, in contrast, is this marque's first stand-alone model, the first of several designs that will, the VW conglomerate hopes, make this brand a kind of Iberian Alfa Romeo - the kind of thing SEAT was always supposed to be but never really was. But can those kinds of ambitions be realised with the extra weight and complexity of a PHEV system on board?

Driving Experience
Rather curiously, none of the Formentor's conventional powertrain options incorporate the Volkswagen Group's latest mild hybrid technology. For any kind of engine electrification at all in this CUPRA, you've to stretch to an e-Hybrid variant which offers plug-in hybrid tech, only available with front wheel drive. As with the CUPRA Leon e-Hybrid, what you get here is a tried and tested VW Group PHEV package, though in the Formentor, it comes in a de-tuned 204PS guise as well as in Golf GTE-style 245PS form. Either way, a 150PS 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine is mated to a 6-speed DSG auto gearbox and an 85kW electric motor powered by a 13kWh lithium-ion battery with a WLTP-rated all-electric driving range quoted at 34 miles. Which of course you won't get anywhere near if you explore the quoted all-electric top speed of 80mph or start trying to throw the thing around too much (an extra kerb weight addition of up to 60kgs over a conventionally-engined Formentor discourages you from doing that anyway). Try and stretch to the 245PS e-Hybrid variant if you can, which gets torque boosted from 350 to 400Nm without any detriment to driving range, improving the 0-62mph time from 7.8s to 7 seconds dead.

Design and Build
There are no significant visual changes differentiating this e-Hybrid variant from other Formentors. So, like its showroom stablemates, this one sits a little lower than most other performance SUVs and Crossovers. Size-wise, the Formentor's 4.5-metre length is a fraction longer than the CUPRA Ateca but the swept-back SUV Coupe-style roofline is 100mm lower, which in combination with the set-back passenger cell, gives the silhouette something of the look of a high-riding estate. Inside, the designers have been able to fashion a bespoke dashboard, which appears to float, an impression created by the horizontal full-LED wraparound ambient lighting strip which changes colour with drive mode selection and safety functions and runs the width of the fascia, flowing into both front doors. You sit quite low for a crossover on brilliantly supportive seats that above entry-level trim will be upholstered in Nappa leather and which feature copper-coloured embellishment; the same kind of thing you'll also find on the prominent centre vents, as well as on the door cards and the steering wheel. Through the wheel, you view a 10.3-inch 'Digital Cockpit' instrument display, differentiated from the one used in a humbler SEAT Leon by a redesigned graphics, though the screen's customisable functionality's exactly the same. Anything you can't find here - and much that you can - will feature on the big 12-inch infotainment touchscreen, which forms the centrepiece of the dashboard. In the back, despite the coupe-SUV styling, headroom is fine in that regard unless your occupants are of basketball-playing stature. Boot space with this PHEV variant falls to 345-litres (down from 420-litres with the 2.0-litre TSI model); with the seats folded, the e-Hybrid's total capacity is 1,370-litres.

Market and Model
At the time of this test in Spring 2021, the Formentor e-Hybrid was priced in 'V1' 204PS form from around £36,000 and in 'VZ1' 245PS guise from just under £39,000. In terms of Coupe-SUV Plug-in Hybrid rivals, well yes, against the 204PS Formentor variant, you could conceivably consider Kia's XCeed PHEV at around £30,000, but that uses a slightly less powerful engine with a smaller battery. Otherwise, because Toyota doesn't do a plug-in version of their C-HR (you can't get a PHEV version of sister brand Lexus' UX crossover either), your next class option would see you needing to stretch right up to around £40,000 for BMW's smaller X2 xDrive 25e (though that car admittedly does have 4WD). If you're looking at an outlay of around £39,000 upwards on a more powerful Formentor e-Hybrid VZ 245PS model, then you'll be interested to know that an Audi Q3 Sportback 45TFSIe with the same engine costs considerably more. And that the cheapest Range Rover Evoque P300e is close to £45,000. Mercedes' GLC Coupe Plug-in models only come with diesel power. BMW doesn't offer this tech on the X4 at all. And the cheapest Audi Q5 Sportback TFSIe model costs from around £53,000.

Cost of Ownership
Both Formentor e-Hybrid derivatives boast a WLTP-rated all-electric driving range of up to 34 miles. Of course, in deciding the budgetary case for this PHEV CUPRA, you will of course need to factor in charging costs, but if you get your charging regime right on off-peak electricity that'll hopefully cost pennies rather than pounds to consume, these bills shouldn't be too great. The combined range of the petrol and electric motor is around 660 miles, making a plug-in Formentor an ideal comfortable car for the really long journeys that would probably defeat full-EV Crossovers in this class like, say, a Lexus UX 300e or a BMW iX3 - or CUPRA's own Born EV. And the electrified version of this CUPRA will charge much quicker than a full-EV: powering a PHEV Formentor up from a domestic socket would take around five hours, but using a garage wallbox, you'll be able to reduce your charging time period to around three and a half hours. Bear in mind that only a single Mode 3 charging cable is included as standard. The quoted WLTP combined cycle fuel return for a Formentor e-HYBRID 204PS model is up to 235.4mpg. For the 'VZ' 245PS e-Hybrid variant, it's up to 188.3mpg. And the CO2 reading that'll see your BiK tax payments rated at just 11% is an impressive 27g/km; that's for the 204PS version - for the 245PS variant, it's 33g/km. These are pie-in-the-sky figures of course. If you don't charge your Formentor e-Hybrid much and use a little of throttle, you'll be burning plenty of fuel - and possibly getting through quite a few sets of front tyres too.

Summary
CUPRA has tried to do something quite difficult here. Namely, take a lot of existing mechanicals and create something genuinely interesting and different from them, a particularly hard job in a market already awash with crossover clones. But, with this Formentor, they've very nearly managed it. And this car certainly adds up in e-Hybrid guise. It looks distinctive, it drives well and the cabin is classily trimmed - lighting up beautifully at night. Plus there's all the kudos of owning a performance brand none of your friends will have heard of, yet a car with a completely proven set of underpinnings which in the case of this PHEV, promise the prospect of rare filling station visits. The e-Hybrid hardware adds a bit of extra weight, but unless you're really throwing the thing around, you won't really notice that. What you will notice is that this car has real character and identity. With this car, the whole 'Iberian Alfa Romeo' thing finally starts to make some sort of sense.

£330.23
Inc VAT per month
£2,972.07 initial rental
£238.80 admin fee
Customise your lease deal

Maintenance, GAP insurance, and other products can be added to your order later. You can still make changes to your order once placed.


Paint, trim & optional extras
  • Colour:
  • Trim: RS
  • Optional extras: None
Order summary
  • Lease type: Personal Contract Hire
  • Initial Rental: £2,972.07 (Inc VAT)
  • Contract Length: 48 Months
  • Monthly Payments: £275.1914 inc. options (Inc VAT)
  • Annual mileage: 5000

    Excess mileage costs apply

    This is your expected annual mileage and effects the lease price. Be as accurate as possible, as there are excess mileage charges should you exceed it, which will be confirmed prior to finalising your order. 

  • Maintenance: No
  • Processing Fee: £238.80 (Inc VAT)
  • Road Fund Licence: Included
  • Standard Delivery: Free
  • Estimated Delivery Date: 08 / 06 / 2022

What our customers say about us

Your deal includes…

Free delivery
Free delivery

All of our vehicles are delivered anywhere in mainland UK free of charge.

Road tax included
Road tax included

All of our leases include road tax for the whole duration, just so you have one less thing to worry about.

Price match promise
Price match promise

Found a cheaper quote elsewhere? Put us to the test and see if you can benefit.

Full warranty
Full warranty

All of our vehicles come with full manufacturer’s warranty, so you’re fully covered!

Supplied by main dealer
Supplied by main dealer

Our vehicles are supplied directly through the manufacturer’s franchised dealer network.

Why motorlet?

#
Our service

The service we offer is like no other. You will never feel pressured and you’ll always get what you came for. We build relationships.

#
Trusted brand

To back up our service, we have a 5 star rating on Trustpilot, with new reviews every day.

#
Our offering

We have thousands of vehicles and various finance methods for you and/or your business. You can be sure you’re getting the best options available.

#
7 days a week

If you have a question, feel free to ask away, even on the weekend using our 7 day helpline.

#
BVRLA

We are members of the BVRLA, the trade body for leasing companies, so you can be sure our processes and ethics are of the highest level. You’re in good hands.