Cupra Formentor Becomes Hybrid Sports Pickup in Rendering

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Photo: Aksyonov Nikita
Cupra Formentor Becomes Hybrid Sports Pickup in Rendering
We believe the Formentor concept hints at a new era for both SEAT and the VW Group. However, that probably doesn't include any pages about pickups trucks.
So this rendering is a bit like fan fiction, a 'what if?' scenario purely for entertainment. Aksyonov Nikita finished this rendering just a few days before the official debut at the Geneva Motor Show. Since the Formentor already looks like a production Cupra model and has the coupe roofline, it's not like he could have done any other kind of rendering besides a pickup. Perhaps a race car would have worked, but that takes extra work.

The Formentor wouldn't make a good pickup since it's based on the Ateca platform and thus very small. Sure, the Dacia Duster pickup exists, but only thanks to the affordability of the Romanian model. Still, if Cupra ever decides to make an April Fools car, this one would be awesome.

The bed added to the rendering is small but very sporty. The trunk would have to open the other way, and you'd probably only have room for a toolbox and a kitchen sink. Still, that plumber would probably be able to go anywhere in a hurry.

Since it's a plug-in hybrid with a pure electric range of 50 kilometers, the Cupra could enter congestion zones freely. Also, it's an SUV with all-wheel traction, so off-roading isn't a problem, while the powertrain pushing out 245 HP might deliver brisk acceleration and over 200 km/h for autobahn cruising.

We're big fans of the design. From the front, the Formentor looks like a Maserati Levante with angular lights while the back has a hint of Alfa Romeo Stelvio QV, thanks to those quad pipes. It's probably a good thing that VW didn't bother buying any of those struggling Italian brands because SEAT has all the Latin flair they need.
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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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