- 70% of the first drop was sold.
- At least 50 km EV-only driving range from both
- More stock on the way
Update: New finance deal offered on Attica and Lyon.
Spanish challenger brand Cupra has announced it is offering finance from as little as $148 per week on its Leon hot hatch and $168 Ateca SUV.
The deal applies to all grades of MY22 Leon VZs and VZxs and MY22 Ateca if taken before November 30, with rates starting at 2.99 per cent per annum over five years.
This includes future warranty guarantee, trade-in bonus, three years of free service, five years of roadside assistance and five years of warranty.
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October 5: Formentor and Leon PHEVs hit showrooms
Cupra Australia has sold half of its initial plug-in hybrid allocation, Comprised of a total of 98 vehicles split between Leon and Formentor VZe.
The first drop of the plug-in Cupra was made available on Thursday, September 29, and at the time of writing 27 instances remain available through Cupra’s online sales portal and experience centers.
Capra says that — in typical early adopter fashion — early sales were directed toward the most optional examples.
Both Leon and Formentor VZes use a. 1.4-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder mated to an electric motor for an output of 180kW/400Nm. The Leon hot hatch starts at $60,490 before on-road costs for front-wheel drive and its 10.4kWh (usable) battery pack gives it an electric-only driving range of around 50-60km.
With all-wheel drive, the Formentor small SUV is slightly more expensive, at $60,990 before on-road costs. Cupra offers drive-off deals, although these vary from state to state.
Both are cupra. The first VW Group product to rock plug-in hybrid powertrains in AustraliaAlthough cousin-brand Volkswagen will bring the Touareg R PHEV here, likely after the Golf GTE and Tiguan PHEV models.
“The rapid response to the first batch of CUPRA’s Leon and Formentor VZe PHEVs shows that demand for true hybrids has increased,” said Ben Wilkes, director of Cupra Australia. The wheels.
“Urban users in particular can drive in full EV mode almost all the time. Both the Leon and the Formentor have an all-battery, zero-emission range of around 50 km. That makes a few trips on average and The school runs before recharging.
“The added guarantee of a highly efficient, Euro-six-level turbo-petrol engine makes PHEVs an attractive proposition for use outside metropolitan areas where charging is not yet readily available. Even when the battery dies, this more traditional behaves like a hybrid, using the combustion engine to fill the battery’s range”, said Wilkes.
More plug-in hybrid Cupras are heading to Australia ahead of the Born BEV’s 2023 release.