Crossover Cupra Formentor: the size of a Tiguan, a 310-horsepower “traditional” version or a hybrid

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Crossover Cupra Formentor: the size of a Tiguan, a 310-horsepower “traditional” version or a hybrid

The Cupra brand which is specialized in the production of “charged” models of SEAT, showed his first independent model: crossover Formentor. The novelty has received minimal external differences from last year’s concept, and named it in honor of the most Northern Cape of the island of Mallorca.

From presented a year earlier prototype serial crossover can be distinguished by the design of the stern – at Formentor other taillights and a new diffuser. The dimensions of the model is close to Volkswagen Tiguan: both cars are the same wheelbase is 2,680 mm, and a width of 1839 mm. Thus Cupra 121 mm below the “Tiguan” (1511 mm) and in the “base” is equipped with 19-inch wheels.

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Formentor has an adaptive cruise control with traffic sign recognition and blind spot monitoring. In addition, to Formentor provided Cupra Brembo brakes (only on the front wheels), and a digital instrument panel, 12-inch screen multimedia system and engine start button located on the steering wheel. It was all borrowed from the Leon Cupra.

From “charged” Leon crossover and got the engines. This two-liter turbo engine, 310 horsepower, which is combined with “robot” DSG and all-wheel drive system 4Drive with a clutch on the rear axle, as well as a hybrid setup, which includes a 150-HP 1.4 TSI and 115-horsepower electric motor. The hybrid version has a charging function and is able to pass on the same electricity up to 50 km on the WLTP cycle. For plug-in-hybrid is available only with front drive.

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