The SEAT Ateca’s instantly-recognisable design combines dynamism and functionality – these attributes remain but have been enhanced with carefully-selected upgrades adding further emotional appeal, as well as an increased robustness on the road.
The Ateca maintains its broad, muscular stance due to its generous dimensions. The SUV grows in length (+18mm) to 4,381mm - due to the new design of the front and rear bumpers - but remains as wide (1,841mm) and tall (1,615mm) as the current model.
Traditional Ateca design cues remain, such as the precise, flowing lines and muscular arches, while a new front grille, bumper and full LED headlamp refreshes the front aesthetic.
At the rear, the design has been further chiseled to emphasise the powerful shoulders which enclose the impressive 510-litre load space. A new rear bumper, the introduction of full LED rear lamps with dynamic (sweeping) indicators (FR and Xperience trims), and new exhaust pipe covers complement the vehicle’s design. The Ateca will also take the updated nameplate with the ‘Ateca’ name now embossed in the new handwriting style.
SEAT has taken this opportunity to update the specifications available to ensure there is an Ateca for every customer and lifestyle.
In addition to the SE (and SE Technology) trim, there is the sportier FR (and FR Sport) model and the new Xperience (and Xperience Lux) variant which focuses on all-terrain styling. Each trim also gets its own unique wheel design, ranging from 17- to 19-inch.
The FR trim is now defined by a sportier visual with key accents, including a new grille design, front and rear bumper mouldings, fog lamp grill, mirror caps, side mouldings and exhausts, all finished in Cosmo Grey Matte.
The newest trim, replacing Xcellence, is called ‘Xperience’ offering a more robust visual to the vehicle, without compromising versatility. This character is accentuated with the addition of black front and rear bumpers with Aluminium-finish lower valance, body-coloured wheel arch surrounds, and side mouldings completed in an Aluminium finish.
The colour palette has been extended to 10, which now comprises two solid (Bila White, Energy Blue) and eight metallic (Dark Camouflage, Lava Blue, Velvet Red, Rhodium Grey, Reflex Silver, Black Magic, Crystal Black, Nevada White).
Inside the interior design works coherently with the Ateca’s exterior, providing a dynamic and refined cabin.
The 10.25-inch SEAT Digital Cockpit (standard on FR Sport and Xperience Lux) is the focus of the interior from the driver’s seat, while an upgraded infotainment system, which incorporates new HMI interface, is available via a re-positioned 8.25-inch or 9.2-inch (SE Technology upwards) touchscreen, ensuring the interior is fully digitised.
The new SEAT Ateca’s interior fit and finish is enhanced with the introduction of new door designs and materials, along with a stitching across the panels. The driver benefits from a newly-designed and upholstered steering wheel.
Ateca now also benefits from an all-weather heated windscreen, coated in an invisible ‘Climacoat’ layer (Xperience trims only). The technology allows the windscreen to be defrosted almost immediately, while minimising the strain on the system.
The driver’s seat is electric with eight-way adjustment and memory function (as are the exterior mirrors), meaning you’ll be able to get back to the perfect position behind the wheel at a touch of a button.
The interior’s design is underscored by the inclusion of matte finish surrounds for the air vents, gear lever and infotainment system, with multi-colour ambient lighting bringing an extra level of customisation to the cabin.
The seats are finished in either cloth (comfort seat), Microsuede or Leather (sports seat).