RE: 2021 Cupra Formentor | UK Review

RE: 2021 Cupra Formentor | UK Review

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Deathmole

959 posts

46 months

Sunday 1st November 2020
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Argleton said:
DoubleD said:
HazzaT said:
So we now have
-Golf R
-Posh Golf R
-Golf R on stilts
-Golf R on bigger stilts
-Posh Golf R on stilts
-Posh Golf R on big stilts
-Spanish Golf R
-Spanish Golf R on stilts
-Spanish Golf R with a bodykit

I mean I'm sure it's a great drivetrain but is this really necessary?
People buy them, so yes.
I think the question is, why?

ITV2 keep making variations of some z-list farce show and people watch that. Just because something's popular doesnt automatically make it any good.

It takes enthusiasts to notice that and quite rightly call it out.
Nobody gives a st about what car enthusiasts think, not that they all think the same thing anyway.

flatso

1,249 posts

130 months

Sunday 1st November 2020
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That interieur is just such a poor effort for a brand that supposedly puts design as a major selling point. The whole thing just looks like it tries too hard.
Maybe the VAG boys know something we don’t!

JD

2,791 posts

229 months

Sunday 1st November 2020
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AJB88 said:
If you want a Leon you buy a SEAT, if you want something with 250ps+ you buy a CUPRA.
So why can you buy a cupra with a 150ps 1.5?

AJB88

12,551 posts

172 months

Sunday 1st November 2020
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JD said:
So why can you buy a cupra with a 150ps 1.5?
Can you?

JD

2,791 posts

229 months

Sunday 1st November 2020
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AJB88 said:
Can you?
https://www.cupraofficial.com/cars/cupra-range/formentor.html

AJB88

12,551 posts

172 months

Sunday 1st November 2020
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Ah that one isnt available in the UK.

Think the 1.4 plugin hybrid is coming to the uk with 245ps.

Edited by AJB88 on Sunday 1st November 13:10

JD

2,791 posts

229 months

Sunday 1st November 2020
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AJB88 said:
Ah that one isnt available in the UK.

Think the 1.4 plugin hybrid is coming to the uk with 245ps.

Edited by AJB88 on Sunday 1st November 13:10
Comes out next year; and has already been priced.

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/new-cu...



AJB88

12,551 posts

172 months

Sunday 1st November 2020
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Ah yeh well thats st... sisters got that engine in her Ateca FR.

Wont be having another Cupra unless they release the RS engined one anyway.

fantheman80

1,480 posts

50 months

Sunday 1st November 2020
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While I’d have liked the fastest Seats to be a cupra, like the old cupra R Leon and ibiza days, they kept saying “we are going our own way, wait for our own bespoke model blah de blah” so gave them benefit of the doubt. So for that bespoke model to reuse the same engine every other vag product has got, in the same tune, just in a fancy frock is a little disappointing. I get it, 99% don’t care, but just another VAG model instead of something interesting




DoubleD

22,154 posts

109 months

Sunday 1st November 2020
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JD said:
AJB88 said:
Ah that one isnt available in the UK.

Think the 1.4 plugin hybrid is coming to the uk with 245ps.

Edited by AJB88 on Sunday 1st November 13:10
Comes out next year; and has already been priced.

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/new-cars/new-cu...
I would of thought they could squeeze more power from a 1.5 than that! I guess it fits into Seats range better though.

Hub

6,451 posts

199 months

Sunday 1st November 2020
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fantheman80 said:
While I’d have liked the fastest Seats to be a cupra, like the old cupra R Leon and ibiza days, they kept saying “we are going our own way, wait for our own bespoke model blah de blah” so gave them benefit of the doubt. So for that bespoke model to reuse the same engine every other vag product has got, in the same tune, just in a fancy frock is a little disappointing. I get it, 99% don’t care, but just another VAG model instead of something interesting
I think I said it before, but I reckon they should be positioning the Cupra brand as a modern Tesla rival and tapping into the growing performance electric market, that way it would differentiate the brand and allow future growth rather than short sightedly rebranding 1.5 petrols as sporty and yet another 2.0T, which just takes sales away from others like the Ateca. I know there are hybrids coming but I haven't seen anything to suggest what the future of Cupra will be except to sit alongside the other brands doing the same thing in an apparently more sporty way!

Hairymonster

1,443 posts

106 months

Sunday 1st November 2020
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The first time I saw that name, I read 'Fermentor', so this will always be the Cupra Fermentor in my eyes!!

Jules Henry

53 posts

127 months

Monday 2nd November 2020
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1.6 tonnes for what is essentially a four door family hatchback! when will the industry & consumers wake up & see that these tonka toys are just appealing to ego, the 'crossover' SUV is even more ridiculous than the full fat SUV, don't get me started on the SUV 'coupe', knock 200 KG off & you will have a more efficient family car, taking up less space on the road & causing less impact, which is what we should be striving for.

DoubleD

22,154 posts

109 months

Monday 2nd November 2020
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Jules Henry said:
1.6 tonnes for what is essentially a four door family hatchback! when will the industry & consumers wake up & see that these tonka toys are just appealing to ego, the 'crossover' SUV is even more ridiculous than the full fat SUV, don't get me started on the SUV 'coupe', knock 200 KG off & you will have a more efficient family car, taking up less space on the road & causing less impact, which is what we should be striving for.
Little rants like this do make me smile.

If this had been an estate car I guarantee you wouldn't have posted about it.

Helicopter123

8,831 posts

157 months

Monday 2nd November 2020
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A SEAT in a frock?

FestivAli

1,092 posts

239 months

Tuesday 3rd November 2020
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I think the exterior looks pretty good but it's really hard to get excited with yet another EA888, MQB car. They aren't bad bones, it's just, imagine eating nothing but spaghetti since 2012 and only having slightly different sauces, but you are going to 5 different restaurants.

anonymous-user

55 months

Tuesday 3rd November 2020
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Does it have any sort of USP?

Just another generic car using the usual parts bin.

Edited by anonymous-user on Thursday 18th February 10:01

rallye101

1,970 posts

198 months

Wednesday 17th February 2021
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Love it!
All over this as a "lifestyle solution" so to speak, current 3 car garage....
Evo 8 mint( 1000 miles a year\dry), MK1 Granada mint classic policy(500miles\yr)and apologies,a stebox vauxhall mokka(10k/yr) for the family wagon..
I'm going to sell the Evo, sell the stebox and buy a formentador and a Clio rs\ up GTi\ cooper works for the 8 mile daily commute..
Looks great to me.
Found £1600 down\£420 month on the dementor best offer currently....
The whole brave new world work from home thing has us doing nothing!

AJB88

12,551 posts

172 months

Thursday 18th February 2021
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Is that for the 310? seen the smaller engine one at £240 a month on lease.

rallye101

1,970 posts

198 months

Thursday 18th February 2021
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AJB88 said:
Is that for the 310? seen the smaller engine one at £240 a month on lease.
Yep, z3 310 so all the options