The independent testing organization Euro NCAP awarded the CUPRA Formentor its highest safety rating of 5, or “5 stars.” This is a significant accomplishment because it is the first model that the company has totally created and produced.
The car received great marks across the board, with the Adult Occupant rating coming in at 93%, the Child Occupant safety rating coming in at 88%, the Vulnerable Road User score coming in at 68%, and the Safety Assist score coming in at 80%.
The next stage in CUPRA’s growth will see it take on the first Euro NCAP safety testing as it develops as a stand-alone brand. said Dr. Werner Tietz is the CUPRA and SEAT Executive Vice President for Research and Development. The safety organizations testing regime has altered dramatically, making it a tough milestone, but the CUPRA Formentor is built to handle it.
THE EXPERIENCED TESTS THE VEHICLE A variety of tests were performed on the Formentor, including one that included the new moving barrier colliding with a moving car. The new test, which takes the place of the moderate off-set deformable barrier test, evaluates occupant protection and how the front structure of the vehicle reacts in an accident.
The near-side barrier test speed and mass have been changed as a result of improvements made by the Euro NCAP, making the side impact test even more rigorous. A far-side impact protection test is also used to assess how effectively the driver interacts with the person in the front seat.
The safety testing body reviews its testing processes every two years, and the most recent changes have made them the most thorough and demanding to date.
According to Wayne Griffiths, president of CUPRA, “We are thrilled that the CUPRA Formentor has gained a 5-star Euro NCAP safety certification.” It is a testimonial to our team’s diligence and commitment in making the Formentor one of the safest vehicles on the road.
Currently available for purchase in Europe, the CUPRA Formentor will soon be made available in additional regions.
HOW IT WAS DONE The CUPRA Formentor achieved the target with the aid of a number of security and convenience technologies.
A protective bubble is created around the car and its occupants by a combination of autonomous emergency braking technologies, such as side and exit assist, traffic sign recognition, traffic jam assist, light assist, and pre-crash assist. A standard front-central airbag is one of the seven airbags that are included, along with Front Assist with vehicle, pedestrian, and bike recognition, Emergency Steering and Junction Assist, Lane Assist, and Emergency e-Call.
CUPRAS FORMENTOR VEHICLE INFORMATION The Spanish automaker SEAT produces the Cupra Formentor as a compact crossover SUV (C-segment) under the Cupra performance-focused sub-brand. It is the first car made especially for the sub-brand, and it was first advertised as a coup SUV. Following the launch of the concept cars in 2019, the production version was shown at the 2020 Geneva Motor Show.
A variety of gasoline engines are used to power the Formentor, which is built on the MQB platform used by the Volkswagen Group. A Volkswagen 1.4-liter TSI engine with 148 horsepower (110 kilowatts) is used in the gas-powered base model, and a 2.0-liter TSI engine with 306 horsepower is featured in the top-of-the-line variant (228 kW). The vehicle is also offered as a plug-in hybrid, with a 13 kWh battery pack providing 50 km (31 mi) of electric range before switching to hybrid mode.
SEAT/CUPRA provided the featured photograph.
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