CUPRA Formentor in Colombia: Prices, versions and characteristics

The CUPRA Formentor, a compact SUV with a marked sporty style, was unveiled in Colombia. Equip a 2.0-liter turbo engine and 190 hp.

Despite the complex situation in the global and national automotive sector, the Spanish brand CUPRA, with a sports and lifestyle focus, officially premiered in our country. His first model is the unpublished CUPRA Formentoran interesting High performance compact SUV which takes its name from a peninsula located on the Spanish island of Mallorca.

Its world premiere was initially planned for the Geneva Motor Show, an event canceled due to the pandemic that would take place in March 2020. A year earlier, at the same event, it was shown as a prototype. Thus, sales began in September 2020 in Europe, produced in the Spanish plant in Martorellclose to Barcelona.

The CUPRA Formentor is based on the Current generation SEAT Leona model that has not yet arrived in Colombia and from which it differs in the details that give it a more robust and aggressive, in addition to the greater height with respect to the ground. They share the MQB EVO platformwhich sustains them.

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CUPRA Formentor: at a glance

Any way you look at it, the CUPRA Formentor is an impressive vehicle, larger than expected, at 4.45 meters long. At the front, there is a hood with multiple accent lines, with straight-edged headlights and a polygonal grille with 3D grille. In the middle of the bumper are the explorer lights, which are combined with large air intakes, both the main one and on the sides of the vehicle.

From the side, we see a robust design with lines that enhance your shoulders and waist, the latter very high. In the lower part of the doors, there are plastics that maintain harmony with the aerodynamics of the vehicle. For its part, the wheel arches are well marked, and cover 19-inch two-tone alloy wheels.

At the back, a wide spoiler flanks the rear window, as well as angled figure lights and dynamic lighting, which are joined by a horizontal light strip. In the bumper stands out the huge gloss black air diffuser, and the four polygonal exhaust outlets.

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Indoor environment and habitability

Inside, there are no major differences between the CUPRA Formentor and the current SEAT León, with a minimalist environment and almost no physical buttons. The quality of its finishes stands out, board with soft plastics and molding in the middle in imitation wood, along with contrasting bronze tone trims and seams.

The flat-bottomed, multifunctional steering wheel is wrapped in perforated leather and adds a carbon-look trim to the center. The sport-style front seats are highly enveloping. Likewise, the central tunnel is somewhat elevated and includes the buttons for the central locking, electric parking brake and the function Auto Hold.

On the other hand, the instrument panel is fully digital, with a 10.25-inch screen and customization option, whose ‘plus’ is the presentation with a tachometer in the center. The multimedia center operates from a huge 12-inch floating screen, with interface CUPRA Full Linkand compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

The climate controls are tactile, as well as the volume for the audio and the opening and closing of the sunroof. Finally, passengers in the second row have independent air conditioning and climate control outlets, as well as USB inputs.

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Performance

Under the hood of the CUPRA Formentor there is a TSI Turbo four-cylinder engine with direct injection, with 2.0 liters and 16 valves. It can deliver up to 190 hp of power between 4,180 and 6,000 rpm, and a maximum torque of 320 Nm that is reached between 1,500 and 4,150 rpm.

Adds the Start & Stop system for switching off and starting the engine during stops and starts, thus reducing fuel consumption. On the other hand, it is connected to a seven-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic gearbox, with manual mode using steering wheel paddles.

The set is complemented by the system CUPRA Drive Profileswith three programmed modes: Comfort, Sports Y CUPRAadding a customizable one called “Individual”. They affect suspension stiffness, steering firmness, engine response and climate control.

Let’s move on to other items: the suspension is independent McPherson at the front and Multi-Link at the rear, with coil springs and a hydraulic shock absorber on both axles. The address, electric assistance and progressive according to speed. The brakes, with ventilated discs at the front (312 mm) and solid discs at the rear (272 mm), with ABS and EBD. It also has differential lock (XDS) with dynamic traction assistant.

CUPRA Formentor Colombia

CUPRA Formentor Colombia

CUPRA Formentor: andgeneral equipment in Colombia

Next, you will see the list of standard elements that the CUPRA Formentor has for Colombia, both for its external appearance and for passenger comfort. Of course, without leaving aside those belonging to active and passive safety.

Exterior
  • FULL LED front lights with lens, assistance dipped beam, Coming Home and Leaving Home function + Welcome light
  • LED taillights with infinity light & dynamic turn signals
  • “Dynamic” automatic headlamp range adjustment
  • Front and rear LED fog lights
  • Light and rain sensors
  • Exterior mirrors electrically adjustable and folding, with separate heating regulation
  • Gloss Black roof bars
  • Panoramic glass roof
  • Two-tone 19-inch light-alloy wheels with safety bolts
Inside
  • Black two-tone upholstery (Fabric / Leather)
  • Sport-style front seats with manual adjustment
  • Folding rear seat (60:40)
  • Heated leather multifunction sports steering wheel with gearshift paddles
  • LED interior lighting “Advanced Multicolour Ambient Light”
  • Safety interior mirror, with automatic anti-dazzle position adjustment
  • Storage drawer under passenger seat
Features
  • Six-speaker audio system with Car Menu
  • Bluetooth connectivity, voice control, USB type C & Aux-in
  • Cell phone wireless charger with signal booster
  • Climatronic automatic air conditioning (3 zones)
  • “Keyless Entry” central locking with “Keyless Go” ignition button with SAFELOCK function
  • speed cruise control
  • Central locking by remote control
Security
  • Ten airbags: Two front, two front side, two rear side, two curtain, one driver’s knee and one center
  • Electronic Stabilization Program (ESP)
  • Electronic parking brake with autohold function
  • Indicator for tire control
  • fatigue detector
  • ISOFIX child seat anchorage with Top Tether
  • Automatic 3-point seat belts (front and rear)
  • Parking aid (Park Assist) + Reversing camera and Parking sensors
  • Anti-theft alarm and towing protection

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Dimensions

  • Length: 4.45 meters
  • Width: 1.84 meters
  • Height: 1.52 meters
  • Wheelbase: 2.68 meters
  • Trunk capacity: 450 liters (1,505 liters with 2nd row folded down)

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In summary

  • THE GOOD: Undoubtedly, it stands out for its external appearance that combines the virtues of a hatchback and a crossover aesthetic. The option of matte colors for the bodywork, the perceived quality of its cabin, and the incorporation of ten airbags are also positively valued.
  • THE BAD: The center console is provided with hard plastics, although the finishes are of a good level. The multimedia screen is not very intuitive, and searching for a function can cause driver distraction. Touch controls for air conditioning and radio volume are not accurate.
  • THE UGLY: Follow the custom of dispensing with driving assistance. At the very least, it should offer lane departure assist, blind spot detection, and rear traffic alert.

Model: CUPRA Formentor
Motor: TSI Turbo four-cylinder, 2.0-liter, 16-valve VVT
Power: 190 horsepower @ 4,180 – 6,000 rpm
torque: 320 Nm @ 1,500 – 4,150 rpm
Transmission: seven-speed automatic
Traction: Lead
Origin: Spain
Versions and prices (May/2022):
– Formentor 2.0 TSI Automatic (metallic paint): $142,990,000
– Formentor 2.0 TSI Automatic (matt paint): $150,990,000
Where can it be found: SEAT dealer network in Colombia, “Cupra Garage” area
More information: www.cupraofficial.co


Texts: Fabián Rojas Castañeda.
Photographs, edition and General Direction: Óscar Julián Restrepo Mantilla.


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