A suite of safety and convenience technologies make the CUPRA Formentor easier and safer to live with in daily life and make it one of the safest vehicles in the segment.
The onboard systems use data supplied both from an array of sensors integrated on the vehicle and information fed from outside sources, highlights include Predictive Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Travel Assist, Side and Exit Assist and Emergency Assist.
The Predictive ACC system can position the vehicle based on route and GPS data delivered from the navigation system, allowing it to correct its speed depending on the road layout ahead – bends, roundabouts, junctions, speed limits and built-up areas. And using input from the front mounted camera and traffic sign recognition, it can adjust vehicle speed when limits change.
The Travel Assist feature uses information from the ACC and Lane Assist to actively keep the vehicle in the centre of the lane and adjust speed to the flow of the traffic – providing assisted driving at speeds of up to 210km/h.
Side and Exit Assist technology detects what your eyes can’t with blind spot detection and adds an Exit Warning when you’ve parked and want to leave the vehicle, giving an acoustic caution if someone or something is approaching.
One of the biggest additions is the introduction of Emergency Assist, making sure the driver remains focused on driving and doesn’t become distracted with visual and acoustic warnings. If there is no reaction from the driver, the system can initiate braking jolts, if there is no change the vehicle can come to a complete stop and activate the warning lights. Once parked, the CUPRA Formentor can directly contact the emergency services using the eCall system.
The mix of technologies creates an incredible level of safety but have been integrated in a manner that brings convenience without the feeling of control being taken away from the driver. An important consideration in a CUPRA, a brand that always seeks to position the driver’s needs as the central priority.
The result is a vehicle that can meet the dynamic needs of the CUPRA brand, while providing the safety standards demand that the market increasingly sees as a requirement.
The CUPRA Formentor also excels in comfort and convenience, including park assist, keyless, virtual pedal, Climatronic three zones, parking heater, heated seats and steering wheel, driver’s electric seat with memory, and a 230V charger in the boot.