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Brand New 24 Plate CUPRA Ateca 2.0 TSI VZ1 5dr DSG 4Drive

£2610 Initial rental
£435 Per month + VAT

Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Cruise control system with speed limiterCUPRA drive profile - Normal, sport, CUPRA and individual modes and Hydraulic damper control (DCC)
Digital cockpitE-call
Front and rear view cameraOutside temperature gauge
Progressive power assisted steeringSelf parking functionality (includes front and rear parking sensors)
Top view cameraTrip computer
Wireless full link smartphone integrationWireless phone charger


CUPRA sport suspension 


Steering wheel mounted audio/phone controls 

Exterior Features

Body colour bumpers with dark aluminium diffusorBody coloured wheel arch surrounds
Dark tinted rear windowsDaytime running lights
Door mirrors with welcome CUPRA light silhouetteDynamic headlight range control with self adjusting whilst driving
Electric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrorsFront and rear electric windows
Front grille frame in chromeFull LED headlamps with lens and LED front fog lamps with cornering function
Gloss black door mirrorsGloss black roof rails
Gloss black side mouldingsGloss black side window trim
Illuminated aluminium front door sillLED rear tail lights with dynamic indicators
Rear fog lightsRear side wing doors
Rear spoilerRear wash/wipe
Specific CUPRA design front bumperThird brake light
Visible twin black exhaust pipes in both sides with dark aluminium diffuser 

Interior Features

12v socket in front3 seat bench in 2nd row
60/40 split folding rear seatAluminium pedals
Black roof liningBucket sport seats in dinamica upholstery
Cupra steering wheel emblemDocument holder under left front seat
Dual zone climate controlFront and rear head restraints
Front centre armrestFront seat back storage pockets
Heated steering wheelHeight adjustable driver and passenger seat with lumbar adjustment
ISOFIX points in outer rear seats with top tether anchorage pointsLeather steering wheel and gear knob
Multicoloured ambient lighting with LED interior illuminationPedal cluster
Rear armrest and easy back seat release mechanism from bootSingle front passenger seat
Sports steering wheelSteering wheel mounted gearshift paddles
Storage compartment in roof console for sunglassStorage compartment under driver's seat


Convenience pack - AtecaInterior lighting pack - Ateca
Navigation system plus pack with DAB - AtecaSafety and driving pack - Ateca

Passive Safety

3x3 point rear seatbeltsABS, Traction control system (TCS), Electronic stability control (ESC) and Electronic differential lock system (XDS)
Airbags - Driver and front passenger airbag with deactivation, front side, two curtain and driver's knee airbagsBlack brake callipers with CUPRA logo
Electric parking brake with auto hold functionFront and rear seatbelt reminder
Front assist with autonomous emergency brakingHill hold control
Manual rear child locksSingle tone horn
Tiredness recognition systemTyre pressure monitoring system


AlarmKeyless entry
Locking wheel bolts
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

NOx0.02Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb205WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH216
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL205WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High204
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High176WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low278
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium199 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1984Compression Ratio9.3:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)82.5Cylinders - Stroke (mm)92.8
Gears7 SPEEDNumber of Valves16

Fuel Consumption - ICE

WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb9WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH9.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL9WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High7.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low12.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium8.8WLTP - MPG - Comb31.4
WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH30.4WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL31.4
WLTP - MPG - Extra High31.4WLTP - MPG - High36.2
WLTP - MPG - Low23.2WLTP - MPG - Medium32.1


Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power300
Coin DescriptionTSICoin SeriesVZ1
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0730EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage90000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years5Vehicle Homologation ClassM1


0 to 62 mph (secs)4.9Engine Power - BHP300
Engine Power - KW221Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5300Engine Torque - LBS.FT295
Engine Torque - MKG40.8Engine Torque - NM400
Engine Torque - RPM2000Top Speed155

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2


Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front245/40 R19
Tyre Size Rear245/40 R19Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleSPORTWheel Type19" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1599Height (including roof rails)1613

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)55Gross Vehicle Weight2130
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)485Max. Loading Weight577
Max. Towing Weight - Braked2100Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight1553No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.8
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving


No one else in your street is likely to have a CUPRA Ateca. But should you, could you, want one? Jonathan Crouch drives it.

Ten Second Review

CUPRA is a name you might be familiar with, but not as a brand in its own right. It used to be merely a badge adorning fast SEATs. Now it's been launched as a stand-alone marque and its first product is this mid-sized SUV, the CUPRA Ateca. With 300PS from a 2.0-litre turbo petrol engine, it packs a decent punch.


For years, we've been told that Spanish maker SEAT is a kind of 'Iberian Alfa Romeo'. In the CUPRA though, it has an automotive brand with a much more credible claim to that description. You'll probably know the name, but only as a sporty trim designation that goes back to 1996, since when it's been used on a whole string of Ibiza and Leon hot hatches. Today though, SEAT wants CUPRA to mean more, creating, in its words, 'a range of unique, sophisticated performance models designed to captivate car enthusiasts.' This CUPRA Ateca, introduced back in 2019, was the first of them. As you might have already noted, this particular model isn't particularly 'unique'; it's basically a top-end sporting version of SEAT's Ateca mid-sized SUV with a different brand badge and something of a premium price. There's plenty of 'sophisticated performance' though. CUPRA Ateca buyers get 4WD, paddleshift DSG auto transmission and in the top model, pretty much the same rip-snorting 2.0-litre TSI petrol turbo engine that's fitted to a VW Golf R, here putting out a potent 300PS.

Driving Experience

In terms of the engineering behind this car, there's nothing we haven't seen before in a Volkswagen Group model, but the CUPRA engineers credit themselves with bringing all the various ingredients together in a form never previously seen in one of the Wolfsburg conglomerate's SUVs. For the top variant, the elements in question include a 300PS 2.0-litre TSI turbo petrol engine borrowed from the VW Golf R, a seven-speed DSG gearbox, a Haldex four-wheel drive system and stiff, strong modular MQB architecture. Dynamic Chassis Control adaptive dampers are also standard-fit and there are six driving settings, including a choice of 'Comfort', 'Sport' or max-attack 'CUPRA' driving modes. CUPRA is also offering two more affordable powerplants, a 1.5-litre TSI 150PS engine; and a 2.0-litre TSI 190PS unit. In all its forms, this car sits 10mm closer to the road than an ordinary Ateca and uses retuned springs and dampers along with big 19-inch wheels, so the ride quality will inevitably be firmer than that of a standard Ateca model but of course body control and corner turn-in will be of a different order too. It's satisfyingly rapid, rest to 62mph occupying 4.9s en route to 152mph flat out. That's if you make full use of the standard launch Control system and select the angriest of the 'drive profile' driving modes - 'CUPRA' - at which point the quad pipe exhaust parps and pops engagingly as you flick through the steering paddles and enjoy quicker downshifts from the DSG gearbox. As mentioned earlier, the 300PS model has CUPRA's '4Drive' technology to help get all that torque to the tarmac, the set-up continually analysing road conditions in real time, including the speed of the car, the speed of each wheel, the steering wheel position, your driving style and the drive mode selected. To control all this, you're going to need a decent set of brakes and, as you'd want, the front and rear discs on the 300PS performance Ateca variant have been appropriately enlarged - to 340 and 310mm respectively.

Design and Build

We like the performance styling; dialled up a bit over an ordinary Ateca, with big 19-inch rims filling the extended arches. But not too 'Max Power'. A restyled rear diffuser has been added to the latest version. Inside, CUPRA Ateca buyers enjoy part-leather sports seats, Alcantara on the doors, textured mouldings and leather on the steering wheel. It's not quite enough to disguise the many cheaper plastic mouldings that betray this car's humbler origins, though the designers have done their best, liberally using high-gloss black trim and chrome embellishment. There's plenty of technical sophistication too, with a now-upgraded 9.2-inch centre-dash display and a 10.25-inch fully-digital instrument cluster. The Ateca is one of the smallest mid-sized SUVs you can buy, so you shouldn't expect too much in terms of rear seat space. Actually, a couple of adults can be accommodated quite comfortably, though there are no seat sliding or seat back-reclining features to make occupants a little more comfortable. Out back, because this is a four-wheel-drive Ateca, it has a slightly shallower boot than some of its range stablemates, but one that's still a reasonable size at 485-litres. The boot is accessed by a standard powered tailgate (one of those you can activate by waving your foot beneath the bumper) and will easily swallow a couple of big cases and a pushchair.

Market and Model

CUPRA Ateca pricing for the top 300PS model starts from just under £43,000 and runs up to around £48,500 across three trim levels - 'VZ1', 'VZ2' and 'VZ3'. Think around double the cost of the humblest, most feebly-powered standard-model Ateca. Which might make you want to consider one of the two more affordable TSI petrol engines, the 150PS 1.5 or the 190PS 2.0-litre. All versions do of course get the expected high levels of infotainment and connectivity, the 8-inch centre-dash touchscreen offering the latest generation of the SEAT 'Full Link' package which includes 'Apple CarPlay' and 'AndroidAuto' smartphone-mirroring. The system will also read out new text, Twitter and Facebook messages and let you dictate a reply. It's even got the capability to let you set up your own screen gestures to shortcut to your most popular commands. Plus there's a range of clever remote features accessible through a downloadable SEAT DriveApp. Other standard kit includes keyless entry and start, a wireless charger, a GSM signal booster for your 'phone, a 360-degree top view camera system, navigation and automated 'park assist' to steer you into space: all this comes as standard. Plus there's a fully digital instrument cluster - the brand calls it a 'Digital Cockpit' - which allows the driver to view all information that might be relevant, from classic analogue dials such as a speedometer and rev counter to full-colour maps and navigation.

Cost of Ownership

For the 300PS model, the CUPRA brand quotes a 31.7mpg combined cycle WLTP-rated economy figure and a 202g/km WLTP-rated CO2 reading, which is reasonable for such a high performance SUV. Residual values are a bit of an unknown. If the CUPRA brand takes off, they could strengthen nicely but for the time being, the market will tend to view this as merely just a very expensive Ateca. So buyers will need to be a bit brave. What else? Well CUPRA products get SEAT's usual three year/60,000 mile warranty. That's unexceptional when rivals like Toyota and Hyundai offer five years of cover as standard and Kia offers up to seven years. However, the CUPRA deal is extendable, so you might be able to negotiate on that. And it includes two years of Europe-wide roadside assistance.


In theory, the CUPRA Ateca makes sense. Combine the engine, gearbox and drivetrain of an acclaimed hot hatchback (in the top 300PS model's case, the VW Golf R) with the trendy, timely and practical body style of a compact mid-sized SUV. In practice though, you wonder whether all of this has been put together in a special enough way to justify the premium prices being asked here. The Spanish brand says that there's no other marque quite like it in the current market, which is true. But there are plenty of products that are quite similar, all from much better established nameplates. For all of that though, this Iberian contender represents something a bit different in its segment and that's refreshing. CUPRA reckons there's latin spirit in every one. And if you like the thought of that and you're willing to give something new a try, then this Ateca might well be an interesting option.


* Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

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35 monthly payments of£435
Initial rental£2610
Contract mileage24,000
Term (months)36

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