Fleet World Fleet: Cupra Formentor VZ2 eHybrid AFV 245
Luke Wikner gets behind the wheel of our new 245hp plug-in hybrid Cupra Formentor coupe-SUV long-termer.
P11d (BiK) £40,585 (11%) MPG/CO2 56.8mpg/33g/km Test MPG 256.3mpg
More than 1,500 miles have already rolled under our new Cupra Formentor’s striking alloy wheels, and our FW Fleet star in its Magnetic Grey paintwork (an extra £565 according to Cupra’s excellent online fleet configurator) still looks super-sharp.
It really is a triumph of styling and, as Cupras like this will likely become more commonplace on UK roads, I’m enjoying the “what is it? I really like it…” that appears to be a weekly occurence both from people I know and plenty more I’ve never met before. When I mention that it’s a plug-in hybrid, it gets even more attention.
The 11% BiK rating is admittedly not as appealing as our previous Leon’s 6% BiK, or the current 1% of BEVs, but it’s still pretty appealing, given the potential 245hp performance on offer (when summoning both the electric motor and the 1.4-litre petrol unit). The tiny drop-off in electric range vs the Leon is a price worth paying, and 250mpg+ speaks for itself.