Cupra has already recorded more than half a million sales to its credit, since it was spun off from parent company Seat. Last year it recorded another sales record thanks to the popularity of Formentor which appears to be a popular alternative in the European market. It is now preparing for the next SUV addition to its range in the form of the Terramar which will be presented as a production version from the second half of the year.
For now, the SUV in question continues its development tests against the backdrop of the Arctic Circle. The starting point for the SUV is the evolved version of the MQB platform which also houses the recently new VW Tiguan. This means that on the unseen side it will house internal combustion engines combined with hybrid technology and will be the last Cupra model to do so.
The top version of the new SUV, which will follow the familiar sharp aesthetic line of the Cupra, is expected to be equipped with a plug-in hybrid system which, in addition to the generous power that will exceed 270 hp, will also offer a wide electric range that will amount to 100 km
The range will be completed by gasoline engines with mild hybrid technology in two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive configurations.
The medium-sized SUV with a length of about 4.5 meters is expected to place particular emphasis on digital technology, incorporating a 10.25-inch digital instrument panel inside, combined with a 12.9-inch or optionally 15.0-inch infotainment with enlarged features and all the latest developments from the VW group in terms of applications and connectivity.
It should be noted that the Terramar is not a performance-oriented retrofit or successor to the similarly sized Ateca, but a tailor-made implementation of the Cupra, “a completely different SUV” as the Cupra boss noted when it was first announced.