After the long-awaited announcement of Seat has finally introduced its first SUV, which is based on the MQB platform as the VW Tiguan, and will be in that class. It is a compact crossover that has a revolutionary design, where there was no need for experimentation but kept a good recipe as in the Leon model.
For Seat SUV is mentioned the name of Aran but now bears the name of Ateca! Based on the dimensions (length 4360mm) and the segment to which it belongs, will be competition to models like Nissan Qashqai, Renault Kadjar, Mazda CX-5, Hyundai ix35 i Ford Kuga. The Seat Ateca offers the best use of space in the segment, with maximum interior length and a luggage compartment that holds 510 liters and its standard configuration or 485 liters in versions with all-wheel drive, because is located rear drive shaft.
New Seat Ateca includes design and elegance which dominates the whole silhouette, there is a large high grille, sharply defined lights with substantial air intakes, full LED headlamps, while the side profile clearly conveys the dynamics and performance of muscular stance suggests solidity and reliability, and highlight the C pillars and the rear lights, which again are reminiscent of Leon, but with sharper lines and more complex designs lamps.
Drive lineup will be available in several versions, but all will be with turbochargers. The basic version runs 1.0-liter three-cylinder turbo petrol engine of 115 hp, with a drive only on the front axle. Other petrol 1.4 TSI with 150hp, with that will come with 4 × 4 system, then comes the 1.6 TDI 115 hp with CO2 emissions of 112g / km, while for those looking for more power, the offer will be the 2.0 TDI and it in two versions of power - 150 hp and 190 hp, with 4 × 4 drive. The strongest version will have CO2 emissions of 131g / km. All will be connected to a six-speed manual transmission, while the more expensive models will have the option of a seven-speed automatic transmission.
Interior of Seat Ateca characterized by good ergonomics, where the center console dominates the infotainment system of the 5" and more expensive package will have a screen of 6.5". It contains a variety of security options, of which we will mention a few: Traffic Jam Assist, Emergency Assist, Traffic Sign Recognition, Blind Spot Detection, Rear Cross Traffic Alert. The rest of the interior is similar to that of Leon.
Seat Ateca in the sale should be found by the autumn of this year.