Cupra debuts as a standalone marque with the Formentor coupe-SUV

Cupra Formentor concept SUV to be first bespoke model

Cupra Formentor concept SUV to be first bespoke model

It marks Cupra's first anniversary as a standalone brand.

For those who've struggled with the idea that Cupra is now a separate brand to Seat, maybe the launch of its first standalone model will help.

The Formentor takes its name from a peninsula on Majorca, following parent firm Seat's convention of naming cars after Spanish geographical features. It features a lower and sleeker silhouette than many SUVs, giving it a "coupe-crossover" profile with a sloping roofline and a beltline that sharply rises at the rear.

The Formentor's exterior features a LED light strip at the rear stretched the entire width (similar to Seat Tarraco's), as well as quad exhausts. Called the Formentor, it's a new crossover that still uses the VW Group's ubiquitous MQB architecture but gets bespoke styling, as well as a plug-in hybrid powertrain developing 245hp. The whole setup is mated to a DSG transmission.

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While performance and fuel economy figures are yet to be confirmed (this is just a concept, remember), Cupra says the Formentor will be able to drive in pure electric mode for up to 31 miles.

The interior is typical Volkswagen Group, aside from the leather-clad bucket seats and new 10-inch floating navigation system, the cabin is filled with dark plastics.

The Cupra Formentor will make a public debut at the Geneva Motor Show, taking place from March 7-17. Moreover, the design of the body, and study the interior of this vehicle is nearly like a production-ready model.

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