The Ateca has been a fundamental tool in Seat's strategy, which relies on the SUV to compete in the toughest of the European market segments, where it faces the Nissan Qashqai, VW Tiguan and Peugeot 3008, just to mention a few. Hence, after having unveiled the new Leon, the Spanish manufacturer considered it opportune to modernize the compact SUV. But it was not limited to aesthetics.
At first glance, the new, more torn full LED headlights and the more elaborate grille are evident, with similar solutions that have also been adopted at the rear, aiming to make the Ateca more modern and current. A well deserved facelift, after exceeding 300,000 units sold, after four years on the market.
There is more equipment, entertainment and driving aids on board
In addition to making the model more appealing, the few differences abroad serve to draw the attention of the many on board. The first that stands out is in-car connectivity, which allows access to online services and features, in addition to Full Link to access Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Seat Connect ensures external connectivity, with version 9.2 of speech recognition to facilitate interaction with the system, simply by saying “hola hola” before placing the order or order, in normal language.
Designed to increase the safety of those on board, as well as other vehicles with whom they share the route, the renovated Ateca now has solutions such as adaptive and predictive cruise control, which avoids collisions if the driver is distracted, while still managing to avoid potentially dangerous situations when knowing what is approaching, in terms of curves or intersections. The Emergency Assistant, the Travel Assistant and the Side and Exit Assistant help to avoid the most frequent accidents, and then the Automatic Parking Assistant with a trailer simplifies the task of those behind the wheel. It should be noted that Ateca now has a Lane Assistant with lane centering.
Designed in Barcelona and produced at the Kvasiny plant, in the Czech Republic, the SUV will also assemble the latest versions of the group's engines, both gasoline and diesel, as well as gearboxes, whether manual or automatic. with double clutch. The Ateca continues to offer full transmission, thanks to the 4Drive system, with the Xperience equipment version appearing with a decoration optimized for off-road forays.
Regarding the engines, the 1.0 TSI of 110 hp and 1.5 TSI of 150 hp are the trump cards, the latter with the ability to turn off two cylinders when driving with little pressure on the accelerator, to reduce consumption and emissions. The 2.0 TSI engine, with 190 hp, is the most powerful proposal. Diesel features the new 2.0 TDI 115 hp to replace the old 1.6 TDI with the same power, but less strength. This same 2.0 TDI offers a more powerful version, with 150 hp. All diesel engines now have a double injection of AdBlue and a double SCR catalyst to further reduce NOx.