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Discussion in 'CUPRA Formentor' started by Titchy, Feb 15, 2019.
i agree with @Damo H, those seats are like something out of the boardroom of an alien council
Just read in Auto Express that it will also be offered with the Cupra Ateca motor too, that would be my choice I think instead of the hybrid.
It's a Cupra branded model so why does it also have the Cupra lettering below the Cupra brand logo on the back? It's double cupra badging, it would make more sense to have Formentor lettering. I can understand having Cupra lettering on the mk3 Leon as it has a SEAT badge but this is like having the SEAT badge and then instead of saying Leon as on non cupra versions it saying SEAT which would look odd as this does.
I'm getting confused now as to what the Cupra brand is meant to be. Since the Cupra versions have existed of SEAT cars they have been the top of the range performance model. Now we are getting Cupra branded cars but they're all SUV's so far, currently the fashion. Now we have a car badged as Cupra Cupra with a 1.4 engine plus hybrid tech and there's going to be a 2.0 Turbo version, will that be the Cupra Curpa Plus.
As there's going to be SEAT badged version of the same car tI would expect there'll also be a Formentor FR which based on the current FR range of cars will have barely any visual difference except the badges from the Cupra Cupra (Formentor).
I guess that the Mk4 Leon Cupra will be the 1st Cupra branded hot hatch, will this be badged as Cupra Cupra?
Non car enthusiast people already ask me what my SEAT Cupra model is as they don't know, I have to tell them it's a Leon. I can only see the confusion rising further with the Cupra Cupra badged cars. I do wonder how these will appear in search engines and popular car sales websites, I searched a few years ago for Fiat Punto Abarths and wondered why none were for sale nationally, I then realised they were listed under manufacturer Abarth. How many folk will make the same error with Cupra, especially when we will be in a position of both SEAT Cupra cars and also Cupra Cupra cars on the market??
Is there a mention of this anywhere or a source for that info? (regarding there being a Seat Formentor in the future)
That's a dealbreaker for me, as someone who loves the design of the Formentor and would love to get one. I'm also a fan of the move to a Cupra sub-brand, but I agree that they clearly don't know what direction they want to take it and there's no indication they're a 'performance' brand at all.
Personally I'd much prefer the only 'Cupra' on it is the bronze accenting and the badges, the lettering should be 'FORMENTOR' especially with such a badass name.
Also, can anyone comment on why we don't really ever see Hybrids with engines bigger than 1.4? IIRC the GTE makes use of a 1.4 engine too as a 'performance' car. I'm actually quite a fan of the idea of a high performance hybrid with the horses to back it up, perhaps a 2.0L engine with the hybrid tech to improve initial acceleration in 'cupra' mode and for start-stop in town to make it more daily-able.
Yes, I saw LINK post on Auto Express, that was my source, not sure how true it is but fairly likely I'd imagine as I'm sure they'll want to increase sales by selling regular versions.