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Seat Ateca – The New Compact SUV

By Maddy Price
Friday, March 4, 2016 - 12:28

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SEAT has unveiled its first SUV at the Geneva Motor Show 2016. The new Ateca is a unique combination of distinctive design, dynamic driving fun, urban versatility and compelling utility. First-class connectivity, innovative assistance systems and highly efficient drives are among its technology highlights and make the Ateca one of the most innovative SUVs in the segment. Outstanding quality, precision production and very attractive value-for-money make it a true SEAT, and something that will make every day and every mile that little bit more enjoyable.

The new SEAT Ateca is named after a Spanish town to retain the tradition and to give true brand and authentic Latin flavour, character and personality. It has been 100% designed and developed in Barcelona. “The essential role of this car will be to help the brand take a further step forward in terms of image” says Luca de Meo, Chairman of the Executive Committee of SEAT, S.A. “Ateca will cover a steadily growing sub-segment in Western Europe in recent years.”

“The Ateca shows a clear evolution of SEAT’s characteristic design language and the Ateca also stands for emotion and functionality.” says Dr.Matthias Rabe, Executive Vice President for Research and Development. “This car offers outstanding off-road capabilities and guarantees an exceptional driving experience in all kinds of conditions with perfect traction. The Ateca also includes innovative technology, for example in terms of lighting and connectivity.”

The SEAT Ateca will be available before the summer in Germany and Spain and progressively after in other markets, including the UK in September. It will come with petrol and diesel engines ranging from 115 PS to 190 PS,  2WD and 4WD versions, and manual and DSG gearboxes. The extensive array of technology options extends from full-LED headlights to a broad portfolio of assistance systems, like an innovative Traffic Jam Assist and new Emergency Assist, to a package of latest-generation infotainment systems with eight-inch touchscreens and Full Link connectivity. Three trim levels offer colours and top-quality materials to suit every taste. 

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