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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.

Our new 245hp plug-in hybrid Cupra Formentor coupe-SUV long-termer is certainly turning heads…

P11d (BiK) £40,585 (11%) MPG/CO2 56.8mpg/33g/km Test MPG 256.3mpg

First Report

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.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.

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