The new CUPRA Formentor plug-in hybrid
The new CUPRA Formentor plug-in hybrid

CUPRA Ireland has confirmed that the new CUPRA Formentor e-HYBRID will go on sale in Ireland in March, priced from €39,895 including grants and VRT relief.

The CUPRA Formentor is the first car uniquely developed and designed for CUPRA. Production of the brand’s new Formentor plug-in hybrid has just begun. There will be two versions, one with 204 PS and the other with 245 PS.

The company is now taking orders for the CUPRA Formentor e-HYBRID in its 245 PS version, while the 204 PS version will be available in the coming weeks. Both versions use a 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine, electric motor and a 13 kWh capacity lithium-ion battery, with up to 54 km available in electric mode.

Pricing for the e-HYBRID in Ireland starts at €44,895, but drops to €39,895 with the application of the available SEAI grant of €5,000 to private customers. The more potent 245 PS version starts from €55,130 but drops to €50,130 for private customers with the SEAI grant applied.

The 245 PS CUPRA Formentor e-HYBRID comes with additional standard equipment with exclusive 19” machined alloy wheels, aluminium pedals, CUPRA bucket seats, dynamic chassis control, exit warning and side assist.

The Formentor range starts from €37,135 for the 1.5-litre TSI 150 hp model.

The launch of the Formentor follows the CUPRA Leon e-HYBRID and the CUPRA Leon e-HYBRID Sportstourer, meaning the brand will have a total of four plug-in hybrid versions on the market.

The CUPRA el-Born, the brand’s first all-electric model, will also join the range before the end of 2021.

SEAT and CUPRA Ireland Brand Director Niall Phillips said:

“The CUPRA Formentor will be key to the success of the CUPRA brand in Ireland and is likely to account for over 50% of sales in 2021. We know from the SIMI figures this year that the PHEV segment is growing significantly, up 105% compared to the same period in 2020. Hence, the Formentor e-HYBRID is likely to be of interest to anyone that covets performance twinned with an electrified vehicle’s environmental benefits.”

Inside the new CUPRA Formentor e-HYBRID
Inside the new CUPRA Formentor e-HYBRID