The first Cupra Formentors have only just rolled off the boat and the Volkswagen Group’s sporty Spanish brand has already announced changes for model year 2023.

    A surround-view camera is now standard on the VZx, and the flagship model’s price has been increased by $500. All models have received towing pre-wiring for 2023.

    UPDATE, 07/03/2023 – Cupra has published update pricing for the Formentor range, with a decrease for the V and increases for the VZ, VZe and VZx plus the available Leather and Power Package. We’ve updated this information below.

    After offering just 100 Launch Editions in May, based on the top-spec VZx, Cupra will open orders for model year 2023 Formentors in July/August with deliveries beginning in August.

    The exception is the plug-in hybrid VZe, for which orders will open in August ahead of deliveries in October 2022.

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    • 2023 Cupra Formentor V: $49,990 (-$700)
    • 2023 Cupra Formentor VZ: $54,990 (+$1200)
    • 2023 Cupra Formentor VZe: $62,990 (+$2000)
    • 2023 Cupra Formentor VZx: $63,990 (+$2000)

    All prices exclude on-road costs.

    Cupra has also announced the following drive-away prices:

    • 2023 Cupra Formentor V: $54,490 (-$500)
    • 2023 Cupra Formentor VZ: $59,490 (+$1000)
    • 2023 Cupra Formentor VZe (+$2000):
      • $65,990 (ACT)
      • $66,990 (QLD)
      • $67,990 (NSW, SA)
      • $68,490 (VIC)
      • $68,990 (WA)
    • 2023 Cupra Formentor VZx: $68,990 (+$2000)


    Each member of the four-strong 2023 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

    The 2023 Cupra Formentor uses 7.0L/100km on the combined cycle in V guise, 6.9L/100km in the VZ, 1.9L/100km in the VZe, and 7.7L/100km in the VZx.

    All models run on 95 RON premium unleaded fuel except for the VZx, which requires 98 RON.


    The 2022 Cupra Formentor measures 4450mm long (4446mm long in the VZ), 1839mm wide, and between 1510mm and 1520mm tall.

    It rides a 2680mm wheelbase.

    Unbraked towing capacity is 750kg across the range, while braked towing capacity is 1700kg for the V, 1600kg for the VZ, 1500kg for the VZe, and 1800kg for the VZx.

    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 is standard in 2023 VZx models.

    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
    • 360-degree camera 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; space-saver spare replaced with tyre repair kit)

    The Leather and Power Package ($3250; V, VZ and VZe models) adds:

    • Leather sports seats
    • Heated front seats
    • Power driver’s seat
    • Memory for driver’s seat and mirrors
    • Hands-free power tailgate
    • Surround-view camera (NEW)


    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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