- Updated exterior design to add an even more purposeful, confident look to the high-performance compact SUV
- Interior design upgrades the cabin with a more focused, yet comfortable place for occupants
- High levels of standard equipment, including bucket seats, add even greater value, while a range of options increase personalisation choices
- New 9.2’’ infotainment system with capacitive screen takes connectivity to the next level with access to content whether on a smart device or online and accessed via the car
- New safety and convenience systems make the CUPRA Ateca even more assured
- Performance and dynamism are guaranteed with the combination of 2.0 litre TSI engine, seven-speed DSG, 4Drive and DCC dynamic chassis technologies
he new CUPRA Ateca 2020 is developed to offer the highest performance in the compact SUV segment outside of the premium manufacturers, building on the foundations put in place when the vehicle first entered the market.
With a swathe of new additions and improvements its appeal is destined to grow, giving customers the option to get behind the wheel of a vehicle that offers the practicality of an SUV with the driveability and handling of a traditional high-performance car; the perfect fit to their lifestyle, without compromise.
The CUPRA Ateca comes with the highest levels of standard equipment including bucket seats, 19’’ CUPRA alloy wheels, DCC suspension and progressive steering.
And with a diverse list of options, from the new range of alloy wheels, colours, interior options, the new CUPRA steering wheel with the engine start and CUPRA mode select button, and the Akrapovič exhaust system, there are numerous ways that customers can specify the CUPRA Ateca to best match their style.
But the new CUPRA Ateca doesn’t forget its roots and the performance and dynamics required of any vehicle that wears the copper badge. The 2.0 litre TSI 300 PS engine linked to the seven-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission provides enough vigour and energy for any enthusiast, but is equally capable of delivering a more refined, elegant ride when needed.
Its double personality is aided by the 4Drive all-wheel drive system and DCC dynamic chassis system, allowing customers to tune the vehicle’s drive to their needs.
But today’s world isn’t just about delivering performance on the road, there are other aspects that need to be met. The new CUPRA Ateca 2020 is setting new standards in safety, integrating some of the most advanced driver assistance systems to keep occupants away from accidents whether they’re on the highway, in the city or simple moving away from a parking space.
And as the world becomes increasingly digitalised, the CUPRA Ateca provides a level of connectivity that will help customers stay in the loop no matter where their journey takes them, with access to both your smart device in the vehicle cabin, and vehicle specific online services. It’s the intersection between the road and connectivity.
The new CUPRA Ateca takes over in disrupting the industry, adding a new level to the definition of the high-performance compact SUV, a vehicle for the enthusiast and the every day, with the CUPRA values at its core.
Every CUPRA will be judged on the engine that propels it, and the refreshed Ateca maintains its performance levels with the incredibly powerful 2.0 litre TSI engine. The turbocharged four-cylinder unit produces 221kW (300PS) of power and 400Nm of torque, enough to push the high-performance SUV to a top speed of 247km/h.
Linked to a quick-shifting seven-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission, the new CUPRA Ateca is no slouch in the standing sprint either and can hit 100km/h in just 4.9 seconds.
The performance delivered by the engine is matched by the unbelievable acoustics of the Akrapovič exhaust system, which provides an emotional, engaging soundtrack to the drive.
“With the CUPRA Ateca we made a clear statement in the high-performance SUV segment and with the new version we underline and strengthen this position,” said Axel Andorff, Executive Vice-President for Research and Development at SEAT.
The 4Drive all-wheel drive system is the latest generation of the electro-hydraulic multi-disc traction system and allows the vehicle to deliver power to the wheels in a controlled manner. The system constantly monitors and analyses conditions helping maximise traction and performance, making the above acceleration time possible.
The system is integrated into the rear axle and sits at the end of the drive shaft in front of the rear differential, improving weight distribution and reducing inertia and reaction time, meaning the new CUPRA Ateca can react to scenarios with even more assurance.
Perhaps the most important element to the CUPRA Ateca’s driveability is the relationship between the powertrain and chassis that gives it the distinctive dynamic performance expected by customers. And the high-performance SUV’s chassis and steering is tuned to offer the most precise, involved and distinctive ride possible.
Progressive steering and a responsive throttle give the vehicle maximum agility connecting the driver to the vehicle with optimised feedback through the steering wheel. The CUPRA Ateca reacts to changes in driving style and the road thanks to its Adaptive Chassis Control (DCC) system making setup changes in milliseconds to improve driver engagement, allowing them to make the most of the driving conditions no matter what they are.
Six different driver profiles allow the SUV to be tuned to the specific nature of the journey or the person behind the steering wheel. Choose from Normal, Sport, CUPRA, Individual, Snow or off-road to change the vehicle’s character, from daily drive to performance-focused, giving the refreshed CUPRA Ateca a breadth of abilities that few other SUVs can offer.
The CUPRA Ateca’s dimensions also play their part in the vehicle’s ability, providing the basis for an assured drive. The high-performance SUV is 4,386mm (+10mm compared to the previous generation, due to the new bumpers design) long - with a wheelbase of 2,630mm, is 1,599mm tall (-2mm) and 1,841mm wide. Front and rear track is 1,575mm and 1,549mm respectively.
While the chassis provides huge assurance, the inclusion Brembo brakes means that dynamics are as intuitive when entering a corner as when exiting, and stopping performance is as good as acceleration.