The new SUV has been revealed on the first anniversary of the performance spin-off brand and uses a plug-in hybrid powertrain. Engine and performance specs are scarce, but Cupra says the car has a total output of 242bhp from both the petrol and electric motor, driven by a dual-clutch auto. The battery pack allows for up to 31 miles on full-electric mode.

Formento’ as name is certainly little out there. It reminds us of those soul-sucking demons from the Harry Potter universe and, while the coupe-SUV shape may make some groan with displeasure, design director Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos says ‘I truly believe that Cupra Formentor inspires pure desire’. Not designed to sap life from you, then.

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