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. The 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.

 

seat-ateca-motability-car-rearTo Motability customers the Ateca is avaialble in five trim lines, SE Technology FR, FR Sport, Xperience and Xperience Lux. The SE Tech has an 8 inch infotainment screen, dual-zone climate control, rear parking sensors, black roof rails, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear knob, tinted rear windows, built-in sat-nav, full-LED headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels and chrome window surrounds. Ateca FR models get 18 inch alloys, dual exhaust pipes, aluminium roof rails, privacy glass, cornering fog lights, Alcantara sports seats, alloy look pedals and ambient lighting. FR Sport adds 19-inch wheels, tinted windows, sport seats in black leather, an electric driver’s seat and Seat’s digital cockpit. Xperience cars have wireless charging for phone and link to media, keyless entry, self parking and rear camera. Xperience lux adds 19 inch alloys heated front seats, electric tailgate with virtual pedal, digital cockpit and a heated windscreen. FR Sport and Xperience lux are no longer available on the Scheme due to price rises.

 

seat-ateca-motability-car-bootTwo petrol and one diesel engine are avaialble, the under 25 qualifying 1.0 litre petrol offers 113bhp is manual only and can return a claimed 44.1 miles per gallon. The 1.5 litre petrol has 148 bhp that can return a claimed 42.8 mpg and reach 62 mph in 8.6 seconds, avaialclw as a manual or an Automatic. The 2.0 litre diesel is avaialble in two forms, an under 25 year old qualifying 114bhp version that can return 55.4 miles per gallon and a 148 bhp version that can reach 62 mph in 9.8 seconds and offering 340 Nm of torque it has a braked tow weight of 1900kg at 12%, the smaller diesel offers 1500kg at 12%. The diesel engine is now only available with a manual gearbox as it is being phased out totally. For Q2 2022 only the 1.5 petrol is avaialbe in FR or Xperience trim as a manual or an Automatic, prices increased by £250 this quarter.

Spring Best Buy – Seat Ateca  ‘FR’ or ‘Xperience’ 1.5 148 bhp petrol manual  –  £2749 Advance Payment (£1586 wpms) or £3349 (£2186 wpms) as an Automatic in FR trim (£3499 Xcelence)