The CUPRA Formentor maintains the relationship between powertrain and chassis to deliver a dynamic drive. The chassis and steering offer the most precise, involved drive possible, no matter which powertrain option is under the bonnet.
Engineered using the MQB Evo architecture, a starting point that allows the easy integration of a variety of technologies to offer the most uncompromised experience possible.
The front MacPherson struts and rear multilink (versions of more than 150PS) setup balance the competing needs of comfort for daily driving and the response in more energetic scenarios. The precise tuning of the spring and damper rates means the chassis can easily cope with changes in loads, aided by the vehicle’s evenly distributed weight and an overall weight of 1,644kg (2.0 TSI 310PS DSG 4Drive).
The CUPRA Formentor VZ 2.0 TSI 310PS integrates Adaptive Chassis Control (DCC) as standard, which continually provides the best damping force for each wheel depending on the driving conditions and the driving mode selected by the driver (Comfort, Sport, Individual, CUPRA and Offroad).
Profiles are easily selectable using the CUPRA mode select button on the new CUPRA Steering wheel, changing the vehicle’s character, from daily drive to performance-focused, expanding the CUPRA Formentor’s breadth of abilities.
The CUPRA Formentor also features a DCC slider (available in the individual mode), giving even more control over the dynamic characteristics of the crossover (up to 15 steps), changing not only the damping force level of the shock absorber but the chassis controller setting too.
From behind the wheel, the steering is progressive maximising not only agility but also confidence for the driver, even in the most challenging conditions. Reassurance is amplified with the inclusion of 18” Brembo brakes, so dynamics are as intuitive when entering a corner as when exiting.
The CUPRA Formentor VZ 2.0 TSI 310PS DSG comes with 4Drive, a system that is designed to complement the driving experience.
The 4Drive electro-hydraulic multi-disc traction system analyses road conditions in real time and can deliver power to maximise traction. Torque can even be controlled between wheels on either side of the vehicle thanks to the EDS electronic aid which locks the slipping wheel relative to the opposite side, meaning no transversal torque is lost.
The system is integrated into the rear axle and sits at the end of the drive shaft in front of the rear differential, improving weight distribution and reducing inertia and reaction time, meaning the new CUPRA Formentor can react to scenarios with even more assurance. Even the 310PS of power delivered by the 2.0 litre TSI unit can be harnessed with utter confidence.
The CUPRA Formentor is equipped with an electrical brake booster which provides a faster response than a conventional system, the possibility to recover the braking energy through the blending function (specific for the plug-in hybrid version of CUPRA Formentor) and a better active security due to the duplicity systems (ESC and electrical brake booster). The electrical Brake Booster has been specifically adapted for the high powered CUPRA models.