CUPRA Formentor Wins Multiple Awards
We’ve long known that the CUPRA Formentor is a formidable SUV with a lot to offer, but even we are blown away by the Formentor’s rapidly growing trophy cabinet! The CUPRA Formentor has won multiple awards in the last year, both overseas and here in New Zealand.
Performance Car of the Year 2022, Autocar
March 2022 brings with it the announcement of the prestigious New Zealand Autocar awards, and we were delighted to hear that the CUPRA Formentor VZ has taken home the award for Performance Car of the Year.
Of the CUPRA Formentor, Autocar said “This blends aspects of a hot hatch, wagon and an SUV into one cohesive package that just happens to be visually striking. Seat is the sporty outpost of the VW empire, and Cupra then goes one better delivering a mix of performance and driver involvement that others in the class find hard to match. This is a practical performer too, space enough for most lifestyles and equally impressive is how easy it is to live with. And with a range of Formentors to choose from, all with a decent dose of driver appeal, you don’t have to go all out on the VZ to enjoy the benefits of a Formentor life.”
World Car of the Year Finalist 2021
In January 2021 CUPRA announced that their first uniquely designed and developed vehicle (i.e. the firsly ‘CUPRA-only’ model in the range) was nominated for the internationally renowned Car of the Year 2021 Award; one of just seven finalists.
The Car of the Year 2021 is judged by a panel of 60 prestigious motoring journalists from across Europe, representing 23 countries.
“The CUPRA Formentor’s nomination in this year’s Car of the Year award is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of the brand’s entire team,” – Wayne Griffiths, President of CUPRA and SEAT.
Best Hot SUV Winner 2022, Carbuyer
If you’re looking for a hot SUV, you may as well buy the hottest available. Popular UK car review website, Carbuyer, created a brand new category of Best Hot SUV for 2022, and the CUPRA Formentor was named the first winner of this spicey new title in October 2021.
“The first winner of a new category for 2022, the CUPRA Formentor is our Best Hot SUV. It’s a fantastic all-rounder, with good looks, punchy engines and most importantly in this area of the market – an engaging drive. Despite some compelling competition, the CUPRA comes out on top” – Richard Ingram, Editor of Carbuyer
You’ll find the CUPRA Formentor at the top of the list in Carbuyer’s Top 10 Best Sports & Performance SUVs of 2022 report.
Best SUV 2021, Golden Steering Wheel
In November 2021, CUPRA took home not one but three trophies at the prestigious 2021 Golden Steering Wheel awards in Germany. The CUPRA Leon won the Golden Steering Wheel in the “Small & Compact Cars” category, while the CUPRA Born, the brand’s first all-electric model, came out top in “Small & Compact Electric Cars”. The 390PS CUPRA Formentor VZ5 completed the trophy haul, triumphing in the “SUV” category.
The CUPRA Formentor faced stiff competition in the SUV category. Voters had a total of 17 cars from 12 different brands to choose from in the first stage, with the top three making it through to the final at the Lausitzring circuit in northeast Germany. There, the powerful VZ5, with its 2.5-litre five-cylinder engine, was named the winner by the jury of experts. Read more in CUPRA UK’s press release.