Apr 1, 2016
specification now available for the SEAT Ateca range
After making its world debut at the Geneva Motor show in
March, full UK pricing and specification for the Ateca has now been confirmed. You can order the first ever SUV for SEAT from 3rd
The Ateca will be available in three different trim levels;
the S, SE and XCELLENCE.
The entry level trim S has all the essential kit and more you
would expect from SEAT. The classy interior includes; air conditioning,
five-inch touch media system with USB and SD connectivity, leather steering
wheel and gear knob plus split-folding rear seats with reclining function. On
the outside, Ateca’s stylish lines are complemented by 16-inch ‘Design’ alloy
wheels and LED daytime running lights. An array of safety aids and systems come
as standard on every Ateca, including Front Assist with city emergency braking
and pedestrian protection, plus tiredness recognition.
Moving on to SE, this trim brings you with an array of
comfort, convenience and styling features. Dual-zone climate control, cruise
control, electrically adjustable heated and folding door mirrors and rear park
sensors as standard. The technology on board will not disappoint, included is
Full Link technology, an upgraded infotainment system in the form of Media
System Plus with an eight-inch colour touchscreen, voice control and
Bluetooth/hands-free system. Finally, not forgetting the USB-AUX port and SD
card slot come as standard of the SE trim. Externally the SE includes 17-inch
‘Dynamic’ alloy wheels, LED taillights and black roof rails.
Rounding of the trim levels is the ‘XCELLENCE’, the flagship
trim includes an array of premium features including four new innovations for
SEAT. First being a connectivity hub that allows you to charge your phone
wirelessly and boots in-car phone signal. A multi-colour interior ambient
lighting with LED interior illumination with a choice of eight colours. Never
seen before feature for SEAT, comes an ‘ATECA’ welcome light which is projected
onto the ground form the bottom of the door mirrors. Finally, SEAT driver
profile with driving experience selector. This latest evolution from SEAT
allows the driver to adjust Ateca’s set up (steering, throttle response and
gear change speeds) according to road and weather conditions or personal
preferences which include off-road and snow models on four-wheel drive
Technology just continues to grow on the XCELLENCE trim with
the Convenience Pack. Auto lights and
wipers, auto-dimming rear view mirror and automatic coming home and leaving
home lights function. Keyless Entry and go and navigation system (3D map
display, high resolution display, two SD card slots and DAB digital radio). To
make this trim even more impressive, black leather upholstery, rear view camera
and winter pack (incorporating heated front seats and headlight washer system).
Moving to the exterior, the XCELLENCE trim boasts 18-inch
Performance alloy wheels, chrome roof rails and window surrounds, as well as
chrome double exhaust pipes and aluminium roof rails. Full LED headlights and
dark tinted rear windows complete the premium look for the new Ateca.
Comfort, convenience, style and technology options
Every Ateca comes with an enviable list of standard
equipment, for those seeking even more comforts there’s plenty of options. Some
of the most noteworthy are its technology highlights, several of them making a
debut on SEAT’s latest model.
The innovative electric tailgate with virtual pedal, for both
opening and closing. Another convenience feature includes a top view camera
offering a 360-degree view to assist with parking and manoeuvring. Lane assist
is available as part of a driving assistance pack with high beam assist, while
blind spot detection, complete with the new rear cross traffic alert.
Several convenience features likely to catch the eye include
a double boot floor, park assist and again the first for SEAT – a heated
windscreen. For added style choose the
optional panoramic sunroom and 19-inch ‘Exclusive’ machined alloy wheels.
An array of safety aids and systems come as standard on every
Ateca, including Front Assist with city emergency braking and pedestrian
protection, plus tiredness recognition. Safety features across the range
include ASR traction control, ESC, electronic differential lock (XDS), seven
air bags, hill hold control and finally tyre pressure monitor system.
The Ateca has gave the SUV market a shake up with it’s very
responsible start price of £17,990 under cutting several SUV manufactures,
including the Nissan Qashqai by over £500 and the Ford Kuga by an impressive
The new SEAT Ateca is available with a wide range of engines,
including a frugal 1.6TDI capable of 65.7mpg, as well as several engines which
achieve over 150PS. A total of five engines feature in total, comprised of two
petrol and three diesels, with power ranging from 115PS to 190PS which include
six-speed manual or seven speed- DSG auto transmissions.
A three-cylinder 1.0TSI 115PS is available on the S and SE,
which the 1.6TDI 115PS features on the S and SE models. Upping the power to
150PS brings both the 1.4 Eco-TSI with active cylinder shutdown, as well as the
highly regarded 2.0DI both of which feature across the SE and XCELLENCE trims.
The 2.0TDI 190, is exclusively available on the XCELLENCE and comes with DSG
and 4Drive (SEATS four-wheel drive system). 4Drive is also available as an
option with the 2.0TDI 150.
Success in Europe
In several key European markets which include, France and
Germany, where ordering for the Ateca has already opened is proving a huge hit
even before customers have got behind the wheel. In the UK alone, media pundits
have already begun heaping the praise. Auto express magazine hailed Ateca as an
‘impressive piece of kit’, while the Daily Telegraph hyped it up further with
“in September, SEAT dealers will be very busy indeed.”
Source: SEAT UK