The Seat Ateca has been revamped for 2020.
The new vehicle will build on its SUV attributes while adding a fresher and more emotional appearance both inside and outside, a fully connected user experience, along with improved levels of safety, comfort and efficiency.
ICONIC ATECA DESIGN
Exterior-wise, the Seat Ateca has grown in length by 18mm to 4381mm due to the new design of the front and rear bumpers. Its width and height remain unchanged.
Traditional Ateca design cues, such as the precise, flowing lines and muscular arches, remain. Meanwhile, a new front grille, bumper and full LED headlamps refreshes the front aesthetic.
The rear end now looks even more chiselled, which emphasises the powerful shoulders that enclose the impressive 510-litre load space.
A new rear bumper, the introduction of full LED taillights with dynamic (sweeping) indicators (on the FR and Xperience trims), and new exhaust pipe covers complement the vehicle’s design.
The Ateca will also have the updated nameplate, with “Ateca” now embossed in the new handwriting style.
There are now 10 paintwork options for the Seat Ateca. The list is comprised of two solid colours (Bila White and Energy Blue) and eight metallic finishes (Dark Camouflage, Lava Blue, Velvet Red, Rhodium Grey, Reflex Silver, Black Magic, Crystal Black, Nevada White).
NEW CONNECTIVITY FEATURES
FR Sport and Xperience Lux trim cars feature a 10.25-inch Seat Digital Cockpit as standard. An upgraded infotainment system, which incorporates a new HMI interface, is available via a re-positioned 8.25-inch or 9.2-inch (SE Technology upwards) touchscreen.
These components ensure that the interior is fully digitised. The standard infotainment system meanwhile, boasts an 8.25-inch screen with smartphone audio compatibility.
The 2020 Seat Ateca also has a new voice recognition system, which allows the user to interact with the infotainment system using natural commands. Users say “Hola Hola” in order to activate the system.
The Seat Ateca also gets an enhanced interior fit and finish with the introduction of new door designs and materials, along with stitching across the panels. There’s a newly-designed and upholstered steering wheel as well.
Three petrol engines are available for international markets.
A frugal 1-litre 3-cylinder TSI unit produces 108bhp and is linked to a manual transmission. This engine uses a Miller-cycle combustion process and a variable geometry turbocharger for improved efficiency.
With a power output of 148bhp, the larger capacity 4-cylinder 1.5-litre TSI is also available with both a manual or a DSG dual-clutch transmission.
It reduces fuel consumption and improves efficiency by integrating Active Cylinder Management technology, which shuts down two cylinders under light driving conditions.
The most powerful petrol option is a 188bhp 2-litre TSI motor linked to a DSG dual-clutch transmission. Seat’s 4Drive all-wheel drive system is also offered with this engine for a dynamic on-road and off-road driving experience.
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