Seat Ateca

seat-ateca-motability-car-frontThe Seat Ateca is a mid-sized SUV that’s 4.36m long, 10cm shorter than a Renault Kadjar. Its styling is pretty conventional, with a front grille and headlights clearly derived from the Seat Leon. The Ateca sits on the same platform, but is slightly smaller than its VW stablemate, the Tiguan, because of a shorter rear overhang which also makes the Spanish model’s boot space a little smaller, though still a creditable 510 litres on models with front-wheel drive, the Kia Sportage offers 503 litres and it’s significantly roomier than the Nissan Qashqai with 430 litres.


seat-ateca-motability-car-dashThe Ateca is a sportier car to drive than any of its rivals, thanks to direct steering and relatively stiff suspension that keeps the car pretty flat even during fast corners. The tall body means there is plenty of headroom throughout the car and the driver’s seat has lots of adjustment, the view out is excellent, improved by thin pillars to the side. The interior could be described as a little ‘drab’ particularly in ‘SE’ trim that does not have the advantage of the eight inch touchscreen infotainment system to brighten up the dash.


seat-ateca-motability-car-rearTo Motability customers the Ateca is avaialble in four trim lines, ‘SE’, SE Technology Xcellence and FR, all cars have Front Assist, City Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Recognition. ‘SE’ trim has an 6.5 inch colour touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, 17 inch alloy wheels, park assist, dual-zone climate control, cruise control, rear parking sensors and LED taillights. SE Technology adds an 8 inch touchscreen, 18 inch Bi-colour alloy wheels, satellite navigation and full LED headlights. The Xcellence has wireless phone charging, multi-colour interior lighting, adjustable driving modes, keyless entry and ignition, sat-nav, leather seats and a rear-view camera. The sporty FR has 18 inch ‘performance’ alloy wheels, chrome double exhaust pipe, body colour wheel arch surrounds, multi-colour interior ambient lighting with LED interior illumination and LED illuminated glovebox, sports seats in black Alcantara, rain sensing wipers and progressive steering.


seat-ateca-motability-car-bootTwo diesel engines are avaialble a 1.6 with 113 bhp which can reach 62mph in 11.5 seconds and can return a claimed 65.7mpg. The 148 bhp 2.0 litre diesel is avaialble as a manual or automatic but only in 4 wheel drive. The 187bhp 2.0 litre petrol is avaialble as a 4 wheel drive auto only. Prices have been reduced this Quarter and eclipse the pricing offered on the Ateca’s sister cars, the Skoda Karoq and VW Tiguan.

Price reduced from previous quarter price Autumn Best Buy – Seat Ateca  ‘SE Tech’ 1.6 113 bhp diesel manual  –  £299 Advance Payment (£63.05 wpms) £699 (£65.71 wpms)as an Auto.

Price reduced from previous quarter price Autumn Best Buy – Seat Ateca  ‘SE’ 1.6 113 bhp diesel Automatic  –  £499 Advance Payment (£64.38 wpms)

Price reduced from previous quarter price Autumn Best Buy – Seat Ateca  ‘FR’ 2.0 150 bhp diesel manual 4 wheel drive –  £1249 Advance Payment (£164 wpms)