SUV et Sportifs, c’est possible !
Les SUV Sportifs thermiques et hybrides pâtissent d’une fiscalité contraignante, mais ils séduisent encore de nombreux clients. Gros plan sur trois modèles atypiques.
By Frédéric Millet
The extraordinary VZ5
The CUPRA Formentor, the first model to be developed exclusively for the brand, goes one step further with its sports version, the VZ5. This model, powered by the famous
390 bhp, 5-cylinder 2.5 TSI petrol engine (the same as in the Audi RS Q 3), makes for a truly exhilarating drive! Design-wise, Akebono brake callipers and 20-inch alloy wheels further enhance the VZ5’s sporty build and dynamic proportions. In short, this version, available in a limited series priced at €59,990, should appeal to enthusiasts looking for the ultimate performance...
An icon revived
The latest generation Cayenne – the brand’s second best-selling model – is celebrating its 20th anniversary! The car now boasts more powerful hybrid engines (4-litre V8 Biturbo and 474 bhp for the S model!) and an optimised chassis. Equipment-wise, its display system is state-of-the-art, as is the innovative lighting system. This Cayenne is the perfect symbiosis of on-road performance, off-road control, and everyday comfort, with a starting price of €91,350.
Alfa Romeo SUV Tonale Q4
This Alfa Romeo Tonale Plug-in Hybrid Q4 is the sportiest version in the range and the most impressive in terms of handling. Its hybrid system delivers 280 bhp, and its all-wheel drive offers improved grip for better safety. It's also the most efficient in the range, with 26 g/km CO2 emissions and a 600 km range, including 80 km in electric ZEV mode. The Tonale PHEV Q4 starts at €51,000.