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Revised SEAT Ateca brings connectivity and engine updates

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SEAT has refreshed the Ateca SUV, with the introduction of the 2020 version – introducing a new design, SEAT Connect services and a renewed range of petrol and diesel engines.

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To date the SEAT Ateca has sold over 300,000 units, with more than 35,000 sold in the UK since its launch. The new car benefits from SEAT’s latest styling complete with full LED headlamps and rear lights, in addition to enhanced connectivity, called Full Link, which includes wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay (unlike most cars that require the phone to be plugged in via a cable).

The new Ateca also integrates driver assistance systems, including Predictive Adaptive Cruise Control, Side and Exit Assist and Front Assist with Pre-Crash braking.

The trim line-up includes SE, SE Technology, FR and FR Sport. These have been added to with the new Xperience (and Xperience Lux) variants – replacing Xcellence – which focus on all-terrain styling. Each trim gets its own unique wheel design, ranging from 17- to 19-inch alloys.

Xperience comes with black front and rear bumpers with an aluminium-finish lower valance, body-coloured wheel arch surrounds, and side mouldings completed in an aluminium finish, as well as a more off-road look.

The 10.25-inch SEAT Digital Cockpit (standard on FR Sport and Xperience Lux) is the focus of the interior, comes with an upgraded infotainment system, new interface, and is available via a re-positioned 8.25-inch or 9.2-inch (SE Technology upwards) touchscreen.

Like other Volkswagen Group products, the new Ateca benefits from the latest voice command controls: to wake-up the system, say “Hola Hola”.

An eSim means the car can be connected online and is used to provide eCall safety and incident assistance in emergencies. It additionally allows customers to connect to the car via a remote app, to see driving data of previous journeys, remaining range, parking position, lock and unlock the doors, or set up speed alerts – for example if a fleet operator wishes to be informed of speeding drivers.

Five petrol options and four diesel options are available – notably a 2.0-litre diesel replaces the previously available 1.6-litre option, and is said to offer not only greater power but improved emissions too. All diesels also meet Euro 6d compliance and introduce a new twin dosing SCR system that includes dual AdBlue injection to significantly reduce NOx emissions compared to previous generation diesel engines.

Petrol options:

  • 1.0-litre 3-cylinder TSI 110hp, manual gearbox
  • 1.0-litre 3-cylinder TSI 115hp, manual gearbox
  • 1.5-litre 4-cylinder TSI 150hp, manual gearbox
  • 1.5-litre 4-cylinder TSI 150hp, DSG gearbox
  • 2.0-litre 4-cylinder TSI 190hp, DSG gearbox & 4Drive

Diesel options:

  • 2.0-litre 4-cylinder TDI 115hp, manual gearbox
  • 2.0-litre 4-cylinder TDI 150hp, manual gearbox
  • 2.0-litre 4-cylinder TDI 150hp, DSG gearbox
  • 2.0-litre 4-cylinder TDI 150hp, DSG gearbox & 4Drive
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Jonathan Musk

Jonathan turned to motoring journalism in 2013 having founded, edited and produced Autovolt - one of the UK's leading electric car publications. He has also written and produced books on both Ferrari and Hispano-Suiza, while working as an international graphic designer for the past 15 years. As the automotive industry moves towards electrification, Jonathan brings a near-unrivalled knowledge of EVs and hybrids to Fleet World Group.