The Cupra Formentor VZ e-Hybrid is nothing but a boring station wagon. But, in the test, it turns out to be a sheep in wolf's clothing: Its appearance is grim, dynamic, its inner values, on the other hand, relatively harmless and solid. And this is precisely a clever tactic that Cupra uses with its premiere as its brand.
The Cupra Formentor VZ looks chic. No, chic is not the right word - almost a bit nasty with the copper-colored logo in the radiator grille and its noticeable vehicle edges: The Formentor, named after the Cap Formentor on Mallorca, appeals to extroverts. Those who want to get envious and appreciative looks from Passat or Ford Focus drivers on the Aldi parking lot.
The highlight of the Cupra Formentor is the optics because the vehicle data itself is neat but not spectacular. Our test car is the VZ variant, which throws 245 hp instead of 204 hp into the scales and is more expensive in the configurator than the version without VZ.