The new SEAT SUV takes on the everyday confidently with distinctive and dynamic style. Its sharp exterior lines and unmistakable profile are enhanced by full LED headlights with LED daytime running lights and optional 19” alloy wheels.
Every single exterior line of the SEAT Ateca has been meticulously designed to create a beautiful exterior that can take on any daily adventure with confidence.
The advanced technology inside and outside the New SEAT Ateca allows the day-to-day to run smoothly by taking care of the stress and letting you appreciate your time on the road.
Full Link Technology in the New SEAT Ateca allows you to connect your smartphone to your car using Apple Car Play™, Android Auto™ or Mirror Link™ technologies, depending on your device. This means you can make the most of your mobile apps at anytime, any day.
If you find yourself low on battery, you have the choice to connect via one of the two USB ports or simply place your smartphone on top of the wireless charger and let it do the rest. Please refer to the manufacturer for compatibility with wireless charging.
Take the stress out of everyday parking with cameras that offer a 360º view of the surroundings around your Ateca making sure you can manoeuvre safely. Combined with Park Assist, which uses ultrasonic sensors to measure the distance between the rear of the car and obstacles and even takes control of steering for you, you’ll enjoy the challenge of squeezing your Ateca into the tightest of spaces.
We wanted to create the perfect SUV for the UK. So we did something unique. We asked you to vote on the features you wanted based on your needs and lifestyle. A huge 12,706 of you responded. It’s the car decided by the people of the UK. But it won’t be available for long, as we’re only making 200. If you’d like to be one of the first drivers of the New SEAT Ateca First Edition click below to pre-order yours now.
The voting was so close for the First Edition’s exterior colour that we’ll be offering you a choice of all three – Nevada White for those who chose COOL, Samoa Orange for those who preferred BRIGHT and Rodium Grey for the SHARP amongst you.
|Ateca||Litres||Engine||PS||CO2 g/km||Combined mpg||Price (RRP)|
|SE Technology||1.6||TDI DSG-auto||115||128||57.6||£27,170|
|XCELLENCE Lux||1.6||TDI DSG-auto||115||128||57.6||£31,510|
The Seat Ateca is the first SUV for the Spanish manufacturer. Is it any good? We grab the keys and get behind the wheel to find out
The Ateca is the first SUV ever made by Spanish carmaker Seat, so on the whole it’s an entirely new product – albeit one that uses the familiar Volkswagen Group MQB platform. The car was engineered and designed at Seat’s headquarters at Martorell, Barcelona.
While it might be the first foray into a new sector for Seat, it’s not going to be the last, with four new models – including other SUVs – coming in the next few years.
Looks and image
First impressions of the Seat are that it’s not a Seat at all. Cover up the badging and you’d be forgiven for mistaking it for an Audi Q3 – and indeed on our first drive of it through Barcelona, many people had to take a good close look at the Seat badging, just to check.
It’s quite an impressively premium-looking vehicle all round really, with sharp lines and signature LED lights. Unlock the car and it casts light puddles on the floor under the door mirrors with the Ateca name and outline. It continues to the inside with oodles of soft-touch material in the upper cabin and an up-to-date interior design that you’ll recognise from the Seat Leon. All-in-all, the Ateca gives over a pretty expensive vibe.
Space and practicality
There’s plenty of leg, head and shoulder room in the Ateca for four adults, although jamming a fifth occupant into the centre rear seat will cause a few squabbles – particularly when it comes to straddling the central transmission tunnel. This isn’t any worse a situation than in anything else in the class though.
A 510-litre boot is again ballpark for the class, and although it falls to 485 litres if you specify the 4DRIVE four-wheel drive system on your Ateca, it’s still comparable to rivals. The proportions of the space are decent enough, with a couple of cubbies, and there’s one-touch release levers for the rear seats along with an optional ‘virtual pedal’ hands-free boot release. The rear seats don’t fold flat though and they leave a pronounced step in the folded position.
Behind the wheel
There’s no problem getting seated and comfy in the Ateca, with a good driving position giving you a decent, elevated view of the road ahead.
All models are paired with familiar family engine and transmission tech, with TSI petrols ranging from 111bhp to 146bhp and TDI diesels at 111hp, 146bhp and 184bhp. The higher-power diesels can be matched to seven-speed DSG automatics, but our test car is a six-speed manual.
With such widely-used greasy bits, you know what to expect in terms of performance, with 60mph coming up in around 11 seconds for the lowest-powered cars and falling to a brisk 7.5 seconds for the quickest.
Out on the road there’s a clear sporty intent to the Ateca, which handles the twists and turns with very little fuss whatsoever – more so with the 4DRIVE cars that use more sophisticated rear suspension set-ups. This does translate to a little bit of firmness and the odd protest over expansion joints and ripples, but it doesn’t stray into uncomfortable.
If anything, the around-town manners are more impressive and the Ateca handles city streets and traffic with ease.
Value for money
Broadly, the Ateca represents pretty good value once you step away from the entry-level cars. The S specification model may come in at just £17,990, but the only real creature comfort is air conditioning.
Move higher up the range and you get access to toys like LED daytime running lights, dual zone climate control and the central eight-inch touchscreen.
Top specification XCELLENCE cars get multicolour interior ambient lighting, electric opening tailgate with ‘virtual pedal’ hands-free operation and full LED headlights and tail lights.
There’s a pretty broad spread on the options list too, with a panoramic sunroof and a top view camera to give a 360-degree image of your surroundings at manoeuvring speeds.
The Ateca also majors on driving assists, with a traffic jam assist function that can control acceleration, braking and steering in slow moving traffic, adaptive cruise control, lane assist, tiredness recognition system and rear cross traffic alert.
Whichever options and specification you opt for though, it’s going to be hard to get a rival vehicle to match it at the same price point.
Who would buy one?
Anyone who’s in the target market for a family-sized crossover SUV – which, judging by the proliferation of them on the UK’s roads, is just about everyone.
Even though it’s quite late to the game, the Ateca could prove to be one of the best of the bunch.
Test drive model facts at a glance:
Ateca SE Technology
Ateca SE L
Ateca FR Sport
Ateca XCELLENCE LUX
The New SEAT Ateca is available to view and test drive in our Crewe SEAT showroom today. You can reach us by calling 01270 449172 . Alternatively, you can submit an enquiry and we'll get back to you as soon as we can
|47 MONTHLY PAYMENTS OF||£199|
|TOTAL AMOUNT PAYABLE BY CUSTOMER||£24,140|
|OPTIONAL FINAL PAYMENT||£10,168|
|OPTION TO PURCHASE FEE***||£0|
|RETAIL ON THE ROAD PRICE||£24,140.00|
|AMOUNT OF CREDIT||£19,521|
|RATE OF INTEREST||0% fixed|
|EXCESS MILEAGE||3.6p per mile|
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With Solutions Personal Contract Plan. 18s+. Subject to availability/status. T&Cs and exclusions apply. For orders placed from 2 October 2018 to 2 January 2019 from participating Dealers. Ateca and Alhambra 0% offer requires a minimum 10% deposit. Leon and Ateca 0% offers exclude Cupra models. Indemnities may be required. Not in conjunction with another offer and may be varied or withdrawn at any time. Accurate at time of publication October 2018. Freepost SEAT Financial Services.
**Payable with optional final payment.