The shapely Cupra Formentor crossover has been priced ahead of its local launch in July.

    A sleeker counterpart to the more upright Cupra Ateca and expected to be the brand’s best seller locally, the Formentor will offer a choice of four different powertrains like the Cupra Leon hatchback.

    The base V and range-topping VZx are all-wheel drive, while the VZ and plug-in hybrid VZe are front-wheel drive.

    All are powered by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, though the VZe PHEV naturally includes an electric motor.

    They’re also all backed by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty, with Cupra also including three years of free servicing.

    The fixed-price range opens at $50,690 before on-roads for the V, though Cupra has also revealed drive-away pricing for the range.

    The Formentor is the first bespoke model for the Cupra brand, which otherwise consists of modified versions of Seat models. Globally, it’s the brand’s best seller.


    • 2022 Cupra Formentor V: $50,690
    • 2022 Cupra Formentor VZ: $53,790
    • 2022 Cupra Formentor VZe: $60,990
    • 2022 Cupra Formentor VZx: $61,490

    All prices exclude on-road costs.

    Cupra has also announced the following drive-away prices:

    • 2022 Cupra Formentor V: $54,990
    • 2022 Cupra Formentor VZ: $58,490
    • 2022 Cupra Formentor VZe:
      • $63,990 (ACT)
      • $64,990 (QLD)
      • $65,990 (NSW, SA)
      • $66,490 (VIC)
      • $66,990 (WA)
      • TBD (TAS, NT)
    • 2022 Cupra Formentor VZx: $66,490


    Each member of the four-strong 2022 Cupra Formentor range comes with its own powertrain.

    The Formentor V is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine producing 140kW of power and 320Nm of torque.

    It’s mated with a seven-speed wet dual-clutch automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.

    The Formentor VZ also uses a seven-speed dual-clutch and a turbocharged 2.0-litre, but its engine produces 180kW and 370Nm and it’s front-wheel drive.

    The Formentor VZe mates a turbocharged 1.4-litre four-cylinder engine with an electric motor, for total system outputs of 180kW and 400Nm. It uses a six-speed wet dual-clutch auto.

    The range-topping Formentor VZx uses a turbocharged 2.0-litre with 228kW and 400Nm. It’s all-wheel drive.

    Fuel Economy

    Cupra hasn’t yet released local fuel economy figures for the Formentor range.


    The 2022 Cupra Formentor measures 4446mm long, 1839mm wide, 1520mm tall and rides a 2680mm wheelbase.

    Servicing and Warranty

    The Cupra Formentor is covered by a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.

    Cupra also includes three years of free servicing.


    The Cupra Formentor has a five-star rating from ANCAP, based on Euro NCAP testing conducted in 2021.

    The Formentor scored 93 per cent for adult occupant protection, 88 per cent for child occupant protection, 68 per cent for vulnerable road user protection, and 80 per cent for safety assist.

    All models come standard with the following safety features:

    • AEB with pedestrian and cyclist detection
    • Lane-keep assist with highway lane centering
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Safe exit warning
    • Reversing camera with front and rear parking sensors
    • Emergency Assist
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Driver fatigue monitoring

    A surround-view camera was initially planned for the VZx, however Cupra advises this won’t be available until model year 2023 production.

    Standard Equipment

    The Formentor V comes standard with the following equipment:

    • 18-inch black-and-silver alloy wheels
    • Heated, power-folding exterior mirrors
    • LED headlights and daytime running lights
    • Fog lights with cornering function
    • Automatic high-beam
    • Automatic headlights
    • Rain-sensing wipers
    • Rear privacy glass
    • Adaptive dampers
    • 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster
    • 12-inch touchscreen infotainment system
    • Satellite navigation
    • Wireless phone charging
    • Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
    • Two front and two rear USB-C ports
    • Cloth upholstery
    • Tri-zone climate control
    • Leather-wrapped, heated steering wheel
    • Paddle shifters
    • Keyless entry and start

    The VZ includes:

    • 180kW/370Nm turbocharged 2.0-litre engine
    • Front-wheel drive
    • 19-inch Exclusive Sport black-and-silver alloy wheels
    • 18-inch space-saver spare

    The VZe includes:

    • 180kW/400Nm 1.4-litre turbocharged plug-in hybrid powertrain
    • Tyre repair kit
    • Mode 3 charging cable

    The VZx includes:

    • 19-inch Exclusive Sport black-and-copper alloy wheels
    • Hands-free power tailgate
    • Quad exhaust
    • Petrol Blue leather upholstery
    • Heated front seats
    • Power driver’s seat with memory
    • Mirror memory
    • Nine-speaker Beats sound system
    • Supersports leather-wrapped steering wheel with additional buttons


    Optional equipment on the Formentor includes:

    • Panoramic glass sunroof: $2100 (all models)
    • Brembo brake package: $4150 (VZx only)
    • Leather and Power package: $2750 (V, VZ, VZe)
    • Leather front sports seats
    • Heated front seats
    • Power driver’s seat with memory
    • Mirror memory
    • Hands-free power tailgate


    The Formentor is available in the following metallic finishes:

    • Nevada White
    • Magnetic Tech
    • Midnight Black
    • Asphalt Blue

    The following premium metallic finishes are a $475 option:

    • Desire Red (excludes VZx)
    • Graphene Grey
    • Dark Camouflage

    The following matte finishes are a $2300 option exclusive to the VZx:

    • Petrol Blue
    • Magnetic Tech

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    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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