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.



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. Experience 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.


seat-ateca-motability-car-bootThree petrol and one diesel engines are avaialble, the under 25 qualifying 1.0 litre petrol offers 113bhp, the 1.5 litre petrol has 148 bhp that can return a claimed 51.4 mpg and reach 62 mph in 8.6 seconds and the auto only 190 Tsi which also 4 wheel drive. The 2.0 litre diesel with 148 bhp is available as a manual or Automatic in 2wd or an auto with 4 wheel drive. The manual car can hit 62 mph can be reached in 9.8 seconds and with 340 Nm of torque it pulls well and has a braked tow weight of 1900kg.

Autumn Best Buy – Seat Ateca  ‘FR’ or ‘Xperience’ 1.5 148 bhp petrol manual  –  £1499 Advance Payment (£363 wpms) or £2099 (£963 wpms) as an Automatic in FR trim

Autumn Best Buy – Seat Ateca  ‘Xperience’ 2.0 148 bhp petrol manual  –  £1999 Advance Payment (£363 wpms) or £3249 (£2133 wpms) as an Automatic