Cupra Formentor VZ2 e-Hybrid 245 DSG Automatic

The birth of Cupra is an interesting tale with quite a twist. Originally SEAT’s sporty sub-brand – think AMG for Mercedes-Benz – Cupra is today a marque in its own right. In fact, the success of this dynamic new brand has been so impressive that SEAT is to leave the mainstream car manufacturing party after […]

Cupra Born V3 58kWh

Report Three Continuing as the Cupra’s custodian is giving me a little insight as to what it must be like being a minor celebrity. The Glaswegian giant I mentioned last time out who wanted to chat about the ‘wee Tesla’ was merely the start; complete strangers regularly stop me in car parks to ask about […]

Cupra Formentor V2 e-Hybrid 204

There’s a lot to like about the Formentor, from the luxurious cabin and sharp exterior design that’s unique to Cupra – there’s no SEAT equivalent – to the build quality and the driving experience. The latter is something that is very different from what I’m used to when I run long-termers, because for more than […]

Cupra Formentor V2 e-Hybrid 204

Although a plug-in hybrid isn’t the best powertrain for me, I was keen to run the Formentor to see if my preconceptions were valid. After more than 5,000 miles in three months (which means I’m half-way through the loan), everything that I expected has come to pass. I’ve found that the UK’s charging network is […]

Cupra Formentor V2 e-Hybrid 204

First Report It might just be the end of an era for me, because I may well have run my last diesel-powered long-termer. For me that’s a rather depressing thought, as I’m convinced that diesel engines are still the most suitable form of motive power for me, along with huge numbers of other high-mileage drivers […]

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