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Cupra Formentor e-Hybrid FAQ

Tom Says



“A well-built, handsome enough, useful enough, efficient enough phev hatch. But that’s an awful lot of ‘enough’ that tells you that this isn’t a blow-your-socks off kind of car. Nice, but not exceptional.”

Nicki Says



“I really love the way the Formentor looks. It's more sporty than the raft of other family SUVs out there and genuinely turns heads. But whether you or your employer is paying, there are cheaper alternatives. ”

Got questions? We've put together the most frequently-asked topics   below. If there's something we haven't answered here or in the review   then let us know on our contact page.  

What is Cupra? 

Cupra is the new sporty brand from SEAT. 

What's the benefit-in-kind rate for a Cupra Formentor e-Hybrid?

For the 2021-22 tax year it's 11%. That's pretty good, but other PHEVs will be cheaper still. 

Can you rapid charge a Cupra Formentor e-Hybrid?

No, sadly not. As with many plug-in hybrids, the Cupra only offers slow charging of up to 3.6kW, which works out at around 3 and a half hours from a normal home wallbox charger. A standard domestic three-pin socket will deliver a full charge in five hours.

Is the Cupra Formentor e-Hybrid four-wheel-drive?

No, which is a shame as it sometimes struggles to get it's power down without spinning the wheels. Don'r expect to go off-roading either!

Is the Cupra Formentor e-Hybrid a good company car?

The low benefit-in-kind tax rates mean the hybrid will save you a fortune compared to a petrol version. Bear in mind that you could save even more by choosing a rival car or going for a 100% electric model though.

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