Seat gives Ateca SUV update for 2020
The popular SUV was first launched in 2016, where it was joined by the smaller Arona and larger Tarraco models. It has proved a real hit for Seat, shifting more than 300,000 units across Europe since then with 35,000 in the UK alone.
The Spanish firm is looking to bolster its appeal, however, which is why the Ateca’s looks have been updated through redesigned front and rear bumpers. These changes increase the car’s length by 18mm, though its width remains unchanged. The front grille has been redesigned too, while the front LED headlights have also been given a new look.
The lights at the back of the Ateca have also been refreshed and given new dynamic ‘sweeping’ indicators. The exhaust pipe covers have been changed as well, while the Ateca features a handwriting-style rear badge which has already been seen on the latest Leon.
When it comes to the cabin, the most notable feature is a new infotainment system - accessed via either an 8.25- or 9.2-inch screen - which has been upgraded and repositioned to make it easier to see. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are included as standard, too.
New safety systems such as adaptive cruise control, pre-crash assist and an updated emergency assist help to make the Ateca even safer than before.
Seat has introduced a new range-topping trim - called Xperience - which replaces the previously tip-top Xcellence specification. It adds black front and rear bumpers to the car, along with body-coloured wheel arch surrounds.
Five petrol engines will be available with the Ateca, going from a 1.0-litre unit right the way to a 2.0-litre version with all-wheel-drive, while just one 2.0-litre diesel is there to choose from, albeit in two states of tune.