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Brand New 20 Plate SEAT Cupra Ateca 2.0 TSI 5dr DSG 4Drive [Comfort + Sound pack]

Available at Seat branches
From £36,995Save £3125 on current list price
£1999 deposit
£446 per month

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

'Lights On' warning buzzer8.0" colour touchscreen with proximity sensor
Cruise controlDigital clock
Digital cockpitElectric tailgate release
Front assist city emergency braking and pedestrian protectionFull Link Smartphone Integration with Mirror Link, Apple Car Play, Google Android Auto
Lane assistLow fuel warning light
Navigation system (incl. media system plus) - Dynamic route guidance feature with 3D Map display and 3D emblematic buildingsOutside temperature gauge
Park assist system with steering assistProgressive power assisted steering
Rear cross traffic alertRear view camera
RPM counterSEAT Drive profile CUPRA
Self parking functionality (includes front and rear parking sensors)Top view camera
Trip computerWash water level indicator
Wireless Smartphone charger 

Entertainment

10 GB hard disk2 additional USB ports in rear with storage net
2 USB ports2 X SD card slot
8 speakersAM/FM radio
Aux-in socketBeats audio system
CD playerDAB digital audio broadcast
High resolution colour driver displaySteering wheel mounted audio/phone controls

Exterior Features

Armrest with air outlet in rearAutomatic headlight adjustment
Black roof railsBody colour door mirrors and handles
Body coloured wheel arch extensionsDark tinted rear windows
Door mirrors with welcome CUPRA light silhouetteElectric adjustable/heated/folding door mirrors
Front and rear electric windowsFull LED headlights
Gloss black side window surroundsHigh beam assist
High gloss black grilleIlluminated aluminium front door sill with CUPRA logo
LED daytime running lightsLED tail lights
Power locking and remote control with two foldable keys and opening boot selectorRear fog lights
Rear spoilerRear wash/wipe
Visible dual exhaust pipes 

Interior Features

12V power point front60/40 split folding rear seat
Adjustable front armrest with storage compartmentAdvanced multicolour ambient light with LED interior light and LED illuminated glovebox
Alcantara upholstery + sports seatsAluminium pedals
Ambient spot lighting and front footwell illuminationBlack roof lining
Child seat ISOFIX attachment with rear outer seats includes top tetherChrome dashboard detailing
Driver and passenger sun visor, covered and illuminated mirror, driver sun visor with card holderDual zone climate control
Four cargo rings in the bootFront courtesy reading lights
Front cupholdersFront seat back storage pockets
Gear shift indicatorHeight adjustable driver's seat
Height adjustable front headrestsHeight adjustable passenger seat
Illuminated bootInstrument lighting with brightness control
Rear armrest and easy back seat release mechanism from bootRear reading lights
Sports leather steering wheel + gearshiftSteering wheel gearshift paddles
Storage box under drivers seat 

Packs

Convenience pack - Ateca 

Safety

ABSActive front headrests
Black brake callipers with CUPRA logoDriver/Front Passenger airbags
Drivers knee airbagElectronic parking brake with auto hold
Electronic stability controlFront and rear seatbelt reminder
Front passenger airbag deactivationFront side airbags
Hill hold controlTiredness recognition system
Traction controlTwin Curtain Airbags
Tyre pressure monitoring system 

Security

Central locking fuel filler capKeyless entry and go
Locking wheel boltsPerimeter alarm with interior monitoring

Technical

CUPRA sport suspensionXDS electronic differential lock

Wheels

19" Exclusive diamond cut alloy wheelSpace saver spare wheel
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)168Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1984Compression Ratio9.3:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)82.5Cylinders - Stroke (mm)92.8
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryTURBO INJECTION
Gears7 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionSEMI-AUTO 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)38.2EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)43.5EC Urban (mpg)31.7

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power300
Coin DescriptionTSICoin SeriesComfort+Sound pack
Generation Mark1Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0733E
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)5.2Engine Power - BHP300
Engine Power - KW221Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5300Engine Torque - LBS.FT295
Engine Torque - MKG40.8Engine Torque - NM400
Engine Torque - RPM2000Top Speed153

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front245/40 R19Tyre Size Rear245/40 R19
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel StyleEXCLUSIVE
Wheel Type19" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height (including roof rails)1615Length4376
Wheelbase2631Width1841

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)55Gross Vehicle Weight2150
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)485Max. Loading Weight610
Max. Towing Weight - Braked2100Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight1540No. 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

CUPRA Ateca

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.

Background

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. Now, SEAT wants CUPRA to mean more, creating, in its words, 'a range of unique, sophisticated performance models designed to captivate car enthusiasts.' This of course is just a starting point; no fewer than seven CUPRA models will be available through the freshly formed CUPRA dealer network by 2021, including the bespoke design that will effectively replace this car, the CUPRA Formentor. The idea, says the company, is 'to create cars not founded in nostalgia but rooted in the present'. Presumably, that's meant to be a dig at directly competing brands like Alfa Romeo and MINI, both of which produce products this CUPRA Ateca sets out to directly target: namely, quick, charismatic petrol-powered mid-sized SUVs, cars that offer a lot of what you get in, say, a Porsche Macan for a great deal less money. That sounds an interesting market niche. Can this car fill it? Let's find out.

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. 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. 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 5.2s en route to 153mph flat out.

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'. The same is true inside, where 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 smart centre-dash display and a 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 starts from just under £38,000 - or around double the cost of the humblest, most feebly-powered standard-model Ateca. Yes. And you can spend more. Go for the optional 'Comfort & Sound' pack' and you'll be paying a fraction under £40,000. There's an even plusher 'Limited Edition' variant with 'Copper' carbonfibre trimming elements for just over £42,000, which you can have with a rortier Akrapovic sports exhaust for £3,000 more if you're really determined to bolster the Cupra brand's bank balance. 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

The CUPRA brand quotes a 32.5mpg combined cycle WLTP-rated economy figure and a 168g/km NEDC-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.

Summary

In theory, the CUPRA Ateca makes sense. Combine the engine, gearbox and drivetrain of an acclaimed hot hatchback (in this 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.

Performance
70%
Handling
80%
Comfort
70%
Space
70%
Styling
80%
Build
70%
Value
50%
Equipment
80%
Economy
60%
Depreciation
40%
Insurance
50%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2020 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£446
Deposit£1999
Term (months)49
Fixed interest rate5.59%
Cash price£36,995
Credit amount£32,496
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£16,603.52
Total amount payable£42,520.52
Seat deposit£2500
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge8.4p per mile
Representative APR5.6%
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