With plenty of performance and practicality, it has become a key player in the go-faster SUV segment. It’s been given an update too, which only helps to sharpen the Ateca.
The interior of the CUPRA takes the standard Ateca’s cabin and dusts it with a good helping of performance-influenced accessories. There’s contrast stitching throughout, while a carbon fibre-effect fabric is used on the seat bolsters.
It’s a solidly built cabin, but it doesn’t detract from the high driving position which SUV buyers love.
The exterior of the Ateca is still distinctly related to the regular model, but a series of changes have been made to give it a little more presence out on the road. One of the most notable additions is four large exhaust pipes at the back, which not only help the CUPRA to sound better but also give a clue to the car’s performance.
Around the front, the CUPRA badge is large and kept in pride of place, while the updated model brings redesigned front splitter inserts and a more intricate grille design, too.
The update of the Ateca by CUPRA has helped to beef-up the levels of technology inside the car. There’s a customisable digital driver’s display (which replaces the traditional dials) and this can be configurable to relay a variety of different screens back to whoever is behind the wheel.
This is joined by a 9.25-inch infotainment screen, which as well as satellite navigation and media functions incorporates full Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity.
The CUPRA uses a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine, sending power to all four wheels through an automatic DSG gearbox. With close to 300bhp on tap, this is one quick car, and CUPRA claims that it’ll do 0-60mph in under five seconds. A healthy 400Nm of torque will ensure that the Ateca keeps pulling no matter which gear it’s in.
Plus, the added bonus of all-wheel-drive means that there’s traction even in poorer conditions, making the CUPRA Ateca well-suited to the UK.
What trim levels are available on the Ateca?
The CUPRA Ateca offers two trim and engine levels; CUPRA Ateca PS 300 2.0 TSI 4Drive 300 7-speed DSG-auto and the CUPRA Ateca PA [Comfort and Sound Pack] 2.0 TSI 4Drive 300 7-speed DSG-auto.
Both models feature 19" 'Sport' machined alloy wheels 36/3 in Black and Silver with 245/40 R19 94W tyres, glossy black roof rails, LED headlamps, Wireless Full Link smartphone integration and CUPRA Drive profile including four different modes that modify the whole vehicle setup, creating a more exhilarating driving experience.
Standard CUPRA Ateca features include:
In addition to the standard features, the Comfort and Sound Pack adds:
* At the end of the agreement there are three options: i) pay the optional final payment and own the vehicle; ii) return the vehicle: subject to excess mileage and fair wear and tear, charges may apply; or iii) replace: part exchange the vehicle With Solutions Personal Contract Plan. 18s+. Subject to status & availability. T&Cs apply. Available when ordered by 1 February 2021 from participating CUPRA Retailers. Indemnities may be required. Subject to changes in vehicle or equipment prices. Not available in conjunction with any other finance offer and may be withdrawn at any time. Accurate at 12/20. Freepost SEAT Financial Services. ^ CUPRA Care is a three year, 30,000 miles service package providing retail customers with worry-free motoring. The CUPRA Care package includes the first three manufacturer scheduled services and a pollen filter and brake fluid change if required. Plus, it includes three years’ UK and European roadside assistance coverage. Find out more here: https://www.cupraofficial.co.uk/owners/cupra-care.html