SEAT Ateca — SEAT Ateca, the first SUV from SEAT, was launched on yesterday’s Geneva Motor Show. This highly efficient SUV is specially designed to challenge the popularity of Nissan’s SUV, Qashqai in the Europe Market. This SUV has been the bestselling car type in Europe for this past several years.
SEAT Ateca Specifications
This brand new SEAT SUV will be equipped with all range of turbocharged engine type. The TSI petrol will come with two options, the entry level 1.0 L 3 cylinder engine that can generate 114 bhp and 1.4 L engine with 148 bhp. Ateca also will have TDI diesel 1.6 L and 2.0 L engine since diesel powered car is very popular in the UK. The entry level TSI 1.0 L and TDI 1.6 L will be equipped with front wheel drive. Meanwhile, the higher end TSI 1.4 L and TDI 2.0 L will get the all wheel drive.
All engines will be equipped with the standard manual gearbox or dual clutch DSG transmission for the higher end engines. SEAT Ateca is one of the most efficient cars in its class. It will only take around 4,3 to 5 L of gas per one hundred kilometers with 112 g/km CO2 emissions for the most efficient TDI 1.6 L model.
Exterior and Interior Design
SEAT Ateca exterior and interior design will have all the original SEAT characteristics, but at the same time specially made to meet SUV requirements. It is 4.36 meters long which make this car slightly shorter than its competitor, Nissan Qashqai. But it can load up to 510 liters capacity and 485 liters for the all-wheel drive version. This measurement is clearly better than Qashqai 430 liters capacity.
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The exterior maintains SEAT’s sturdy and muscular looks with full LED headlamps and gorgeous chrome framed window line. It is equipped with Welcome Light technology that will reflect Ateca symbol to the ground when you press the unlock key. It is especially useful when you park under very minimum lights.
For the interior, you will be pampered by the extra spacious cabin and 8 inches touch screen. This car also has the electric tailgate that can be opened by automatic virtual pedal inside the cabin.
SEAT Ateca Price and Release Date
This spring has been marked as SEAT Ateca’s release date. This SUV will approximately cost £18.000 for the entry level and £30.000 for the highest end model the Ateca Xcellence. With this price and specifications, Ateca will be a huge competition for Nissan Qashqai and other popular SUV cars in Europe.
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