The Formentor, to look at is very nice on the eyes. As far as compact SUV’s go, I feel it is one of the best looking with a good mix of sporty aggression and stylish simplicity. The copper accents are complementary to the darker coloured models, this along with the sharp body lines and extra aero features all add to the clean sporty feel to the car.
Internally, the vehicle was brilliant, with nice large screens and plenty of cubby holes. The seats were comfortable and felt premium. I liked the drive mode selector as it was small and built into the center console. I am never a fan of manufactures who make them large and in your face as it is something you rarely touch/use in the driving experience, typically, you get in select drive and go… that’s it. Still, the climate control is operated by a touch sensitive panel, which I do not mind personally, I quite like them, but the majority of the public do not, they want physical dials to turn.
One confusing system on the car was the central locking, when a single press seemed to only unlock the driver’s door but multiple clicks would unlock all doors (felt pointless to have this option). Furthermore, the keyless entry still required you to squeeze the door handle to open and press the same handle to lock. I much prefer the proximity version of keyless entry where it is just as simple as walking towards or away from your car to unlock/lock.
Overall, I thought the design of the vehicle was excellent. I really enjoyed the Cupra Formentor and I really enjoyed the meaner and sportier feel to the car. It was a well built high-tech sleek SUV. Perfect for my demographic (24-year old, male) even if generally we would not be able to afford the £30,000+ price tag.
Reviewed by Tom Kerrigan, Junior Marketing Executive