The first one hundred percent Cupra model is completing stages, and as we announced in the presentation of the Formentor, already the “access” version of the range is ready, the latest release this year waiting for the plug-in hybrid and diesel versions, which will arrive in 2021.

But let’s focus on the new version. Although it is the entry variant to the range, it is still interesting, among other things because it is powered by a four-cylinder engine, the 150 horsepower 1.5 TSI, highly consolidated in the Volkswagen Group and that we have tested in different models. Sure it’s not comparable to the 310-horsepower 2.0 TSI, but it doesn’t even pretend.

In benefits the Formentor 1.5 TSI offers a acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 8.9 seconds and a top speed of 204 km / h, so that it will not leave anyone indifferent. Have front-wheel drive and mechanics is associated with a 6-speed manual gearbox or 7-speed automatic gearbox.

With respect to consumption, the average value approved in the WLTP cycle is around 6.3 liters per 100 km in the case of the manual version and 6.6 the automatic one.

The rest of the dynamic qualities emanate from the sports chassis with which the Formentor has been raised as a base, but benefiting in this case from a lower weight (1,437 kg) as it lacks all-wheel drive. Also for this reason it has a bit more trunk, with 450 liters of capacity instead of 420.

In relation to the equipment, this version is not exactly “lame” either. To begin with, it includes the selector Cupra Drive Profile driving modes or electronic differential lock, to which are added the Full LED front headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, infotainment system with 10-inch screen, digital instrument panel, sports seats, Three-zone climate control and connectivity package with Full Link system compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

Regarding the driving assistants, highlights the emergency braking system in town (Front Assist), post-collision braking, the fatigue detector or the Adaptive Predictive Cruise Control (ACC), to which can be added the travel and blind spot assistant, door opening warning system to passengers, post traffic alert system when exiting the parking lot or eCall automatic emergency call, among other elements.

The range is structured around two finishes, Formentor and VZ, and the starting price is 31,670 euros the version with manual transmission. Variant with DSG automatic transmission costs 33,870 euros.