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Cupra started production of redesigned Formentor and Leon

At the end of April, Cupra revealed the redesigned Formentor and Leon, and now the brand has announced that the first cars have left the production lines.

The Cupra Formentor and Leon are the Romanian brand’s best-selling cars in 2024, with around 42,000 units of the Formentor and more than 25,000 units of the Leon delivered in the first five months.

At the 2020 Geneva Motor Show, Cupra premiered the compact crossover SUV (C-segment), Formentor, as the first car designed specifically for the Volkswagen Group sub-brand. So far, more than 347,000 cars have been delivered worldwide.

Cupra Leon and Seat Leon are fundamentally the same cars, but with several key differences. The car received Cupra’s firmer, sportier suspension with Seat’s cleaner interior design. Since its launch as Cupra’s stand-alone brand in 2018, more than 600,000 cars have been delivered worldwide.

Both models are produced at the Martorell factory, which was built in the early 1990s and has a size of 2.8 million square meters. It should be noted that more than 12 million cars left this factory.

The first deliveries of the Formentor and Leon are scheduled for 3Q 2024.

Source: Cupra

Cupra Formentor

ABT Sportsline tuned the Cupra Formentor, making the car lower and faster.

The Formentor is a model from the Volkswagen Group that underwent ABT treatment after the same was done last year with the Audi Q5 55 TFSIe whose power has been increased to 419 hp. The same is done with the high-performance Audi RS4 station wagon.

The crossover will be available in two hybrid versions, as well as a gasoline engine. Its 2.0-liter TSI engine instead of the previous 310 hp and 400 Nm of torque, now has 370 hp and 450 Nm of torque. The extra power comes from a module called “Abt Engine Control”. Formentor accelerates from 0-62 mph in 4.6 seconds, instead of the previous 4.9 seconds.

The company will optionally fit 20-inch alloy wheels. Earlier this year, the company will also add a new version of the exhaust system with four 10.2-inch tailpipes.

The Formentor has a new active suspension and springs which allows the vehicle to be lowered by 35mm for a more aggressive stance.

ABT is expected to work on the new Cupra Leon in the coming period.

Source: ABT Sportsline