Milton Keynes, 11/05/22 – The CUPRA Formentor has won Best All-rounder at the 2022 Autocar Awards.
The Formentor’s wide-ranging capabilities have once again been recognised, with the performance SUV-coupé effortlessly blending distinctive styling, practicality, class-leading driving dynamics, a five-star safety rating and the latest technology.
For the first time since its launch in 2020, Autocar’s Britain’s Best Cars Awards has been included in the overall Autocar Awards, celebrating both the industry’s highest achievers and the very best cars on sale in the UK.
Mark Tisshaw, Editor of Autocar, said: “What better car to give our Best All-rounder award to than one that’s in about four segments at once and somehow manages to be a compelling option in all of them? In short, the Formentor ticks more boxes than any other car on sale – SUV, coupé, estate, hot hatch, BIK-tax-busting PHEV and compact premium car – and does so for considerably less money than the opposition. It’s a consummate all-rounder.”
In January, the CUPRA Formentor’s fleet and company car appeal was recognised at the Company Car & Van Awards when it was named Best SUV, and last year it was crowned Best Hot SUV by Carbuyer.
Formentor was also shortlisted as the 2021 Car of the Year, finishing third overall.
Richard Harrison, Managing Director of CUPRA & SEAT UK, said: “With such broad capabilities, from its eye-catching aesthetic to its handling characteristics and practicality, if there is a car that truly qualifies as best all-rounder, then CUPRA Formentor is it – and it’s fantastic that Autocar thinks so too.
“We are very pleased that Formentor has picked up this latest accolade. We know how rigorously Autocar puts cars through their paces, so for our performance SUV to rise to the top of its charts as best all-rounder is hugely satisfying for CUPRA.”
The Formentor is available with a selection of petrol and plug-in hybrid powertrains ranging from the 1.5-litre TSI EVO 150PS, through to the 2.0-litre TSI 4Drive DSG-auto 310PS.
The fleet-friendly 1.4-litre e-HYBRID (available with either 204PS or 245PS) achieves up to 235.4mpg (WLTP) and benefits from a BIK rating of just 12%.
All versions of the Formentor come generously equipped as standard, with features including a 10” infotainment system with smartphone mirroring, a digital driver cockpit, LED headlights and taillights, interior ambient lighting, rear parking sensors, driver profile selection, Predictive Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Assist and Keyless entry and start.