Cupra Formentor facelift coming in 2023

Cupra Formentor facelift coming in 2023

Cupra has undertaken a substantial overhaul of its Formentor model, as evidenced by heavily camouflaged Erlkönig prototypes of the sporty crossover observed traversing the challenging Nürburgring circuit.

The Cupra Formentor represents the premier standalone offering from the Seat sub-brand, established in 2018 and introduced in 2020. Given that Cupra has plans to launch an entirely new series of models by 2025, it is now the opportune time to revamp this model.

New Aesthetic Upgrades for Formentor

During a Cupra presentation in mid-2022, glimpses of the new Formentor were revealed, which exhibits a distinct visual character from its sister model, the Ateca. Prominent aesthetic changes include updated headlamps featuring a characteristic triangular graphic, a redesigned daytime running light, and a low-slung Leon air intake.

Notably, the brand logo at the rear of the vehicle is concealed beneath camouflage; however, it is noticeably larger than that of the current model. Other minor adjustments include slightly revised rear lights, bumpers, diffusers, and four-pipe tailpipes.

New inner values

An inspection of the unconcealed internal composition of the automobile evinces limited modifications. The tablet interface is mounted on the dashboard above the primary air ducts and the digital meter cluster remains unaltered. The trident-shaped steering apparatus is anticipated to undergo enhancements, as will the infotainment, ease, and assistance software systems. The latter shall also experience an expansion in their range.

Regarding the powertrain, the diesel fuel type from the 2.0 TDI may be discontinued. The gasoline fuel type variants endure in diverse forms: commencing with the 1.5-liter TSI generating 150 horsepower, the two-liter variations with a maximum output of 310 horsepower, and the 2.5-liter five-cylinder in the VZ5 model generating 390 horsepower. The 1.4-liter plug-in hybrid produces a peak output of 245 horsepower persists. It remains uncertain whether Cupra intends to amplify the performance for the Formentor facelift.

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Higher prices at the Formentor

With regards to augmentation, a commensurate ascent in prices ought to likewise be contemplated. At present, the Cupra equipped with 1.5 TSI technology commands a starting price of 35,530 euros, whilst the Formentor VZ 5 demands a heftier 65,640 euros.

To conclude, Cupra is endowing its maiden autonomous model with a cosmetic upgrade, modest technological advancements, and a corresponding increase in price point.