SEAT Ateca SUV Review, Price

Presented at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, SEAT Ateca will be the
first SUV from the Spanish automobile manufacturer. According
to SUV enthusiasts, the car is expected to meet specific needs
of many people. The automaker describes SEAT Ateca SUV as a
true symbol of dignity and success.

SEAT Ateca SUV - front

SEAT Ateca SUV – Exterior and Interior Design

The Ateca SUV will be built on the same platform as SEAT Leon.
It will get a lot of exterior features from this model. From
the photos taken during the auto show, the car looks quite
elegant and sleek. It has well-balanced body lines, curves and
overtures.

The front end of SEAT Ateca SUV will spot the usual SEAT grille
with a few tweaks. But the headlights will get major upgrades:
they will be new and integrated with LED technology. From the
sides, you will be able to see a backward-sloping roof, stylish
side mirrors, and 5-spoke 19-inch alloy wheels. The back end
will look a bit aggressive with larger taillights and a
protruding bumper.

Interior:

If you have seen the interior of the Leon, you should have a
clue of how the interior of SEAT Ateca SUV will look like.
There will be the intensive use of plastics in the cabin of the
upcoming car. The seats will feature Alcantara upholstery while
the steering wheel will be crafted from high-quality leather.
Also, a panoramic sunroof will be provided to brighten up the
cabin.

An ergonomically-designed dashboard will welcome you to a world
of technologies. On the center console, you will notice a
display screen that is wide enough to provide driving
information and other vital details.

Some mechanical and digital controls will be installed on the
touchscreen infotainment system to simplify the car operation.
The car should get more tech systems such as climate control,
navigation and connectivity options.

In addition, SEAT Ateca SUV will get a wide range of protection
features to make it safe and secure. You can expect features
such as airbags, cruise control, parking assist, seatbelts,
blind-spot monitors, keyless entry, lane keep assist and
security alarms.

SEAT Ateca SUV - interior

SEAT Ateca SUV – Engine and Performance

The SEAT SUV is rumored to come with multiple engine options.
Three engines will be popular and include a 1.4-liter TSI I4,
1.6-liter TDI I4, and 2.0-liter TSI I4. The 1.4-liter is
capable of generating 148 hp and 184 lb-ft while 1.6-liter
capable of producing 108 hp and 184 lb-ft. The 2.0-liter engine
is rated at 158 hp and 251 lb-ft.

These engines will be backed by a 6-speed dual clutch or
7-speed manual transmission to support an all-wheel drive
system. Also, according to the carmaker, the engines will get
upgrades that will improve their fuel economy and lower their
emission rates. We are looking forward to fuel consumption of
33 mpg in the city and 37 mpg on the highway.

SEAT Ateca SUV - rear

SEAT Ateca SUV – Competition, Price, and Release Date

The SEAT Ateca will compete for the market share with the
following cars: Mazda CX-5, Nissan Qashqai, Mitsubishi ASX,
Subaru Crosstrek, Fiat 500X and Honda
Modulo.

In conclusion, the SEAT Ateca SUV will be one of the most
affordable SUVs out there. The base model will cost around
$20,000. The price will be higher for trim levels. The top
premium model is expected to retail at around $30,000. Finally,
as for the release date, the car will be available on the
market at the end of 2016.