Speaking of performance, its turbocharged four-cylinder unit, 2.0-litre petrol engine and seven-speed gearbox are just three things that propel the car from 0-60mph in just 4.9 seconds. Its chassis has been fine-tuned, steering calibration and response updated to help the CUPRA Ateca perform.
The refreshed model is intuitive too, as its 4Drive all-wheel system constantly analyses the drivers input as well as the current road conditions. Drivers are also in control, with the option to select ‘Normal,’ ‘Sport,’ ‘CUPRA’ and ‘Individual,’ modes as well.
It wouldn’t be a CUPRA if the design wasn’t as formidable as its engine and the CUPRA Ateca is certainly no different. Not only is the car itself longer and 19-inch alloy wheels included as standard, the additional touches on the roof rails, door mirrors and side mouldings – finished in glossy dark aluminium – give the design extra impact.
Again, drivers can personalise their CUPRA Ateca, with a choice of Dark Camouflage, Velvet Red, Reflex Silver, Rhodium Grey, Nevada White and Energy Blue exterior paint colours.
The character of the CUPRA is emphasised further when you step into the vehicle, not only because the CUPRA logo is projected onto the floor, but because the roomy interior is beautifully finished. The interior is upholstered in Alcantara with lateral seat supports and copper and dark aluminium details are evident throughout. The steering wheel is new and the Digital Cockpit display gives all the information the driver would need.
Drivers benefit from a host of new technologies as standard, including the new voice recognition system, wireless charging, Apply CarPlay, Android Auto and the new SEAT Connect functions. The new safety innovations are also part of the CUPRA Ateca, which includes Exit, Pre-Cash, Side, Emergency and Travel Assist as well as Predictive Adaptive Cruise Control.
Designed in Barcelona and produced in Kvasiny (Czech Republic), the CUPRA Ateca is set to arrive later in 2020.