AUTO NEWS – Cupra contemplating high-performance ‘R’ fashions


Cupra contemplating high-performance ‘R’ fashions

Cupra is already contemplating higher-performance ‘R’ variations of its fashions, the agency’s technical boss has revealed.

The SEAT efficiency sub-brand is about to quickly increase its line-up over the subsequent 18 months, because of the forthcoming new Leon and the Formentor giant SUV. When requested if the automobiles may develop in an much more excessive, quicker path, to probably embrace R variants like there have been on Cupra editions prior to now, SEAT’s chief of technical improvement, Axel Andorff, stated, “We’re formidable engineers and there’s almost no restrict for us. It’s all the time fascinating to see what’s attainable and to place the bar increased, increased and better.”

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He added, “I’ve been with SEAT six months now and I’ve already pushed nearly the entire collection manufacturing automobiles. However I’ve additionally pushed some prototypes, the place we’ve put some new engine mixtures in, and different drivetrains. We’re engineers, in any case, so ensure that we have already got some concepts.”

Opposite to earlier hypothesis, the Formentor is now anticipated to stay solely a Cupra, with out milder SEAT editions of the identical physique type. “From early suggestions now we have a very robust product,” Andorff stated, “and we actually want to have this automobile as a Cupra solely. That’s actually my intention.”

He additionally recommended there could be resistance to the thought of Cupra making an attempt to increasing the enchantment of the Formentor mannequin line by together with slower, much less excessive editions. “We’d must see how a lot demand there’s for a automobile like that,” Andorff stated. “However the intention is to not put water within the wine.”

Take a better have a look at the brand new Cupra Formentor SUV proper right here…

AUTO NEWS – Cupra contemplating high-performance ‘R’ fashions


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