Specification and pricing details of the sports Ateca FR range have been published, with Seat’s sports model going on sale from £24,960 on-the-road.
The car will be available to order from July 3 with it arriving in showrooms from August.
1.4 Eco TSI 150 PS (manual) £24,960
1.4 Eco TSI 150PS (DSG auto) £26,340
2.0 TSI 190 PS 4Drive (DSG auto) £29,760
2.0 TDI 150 PS 4Drive (manual) £28,410
2.0 TDI 190 PS 4Drive (DSG auto) £30,930
There is a choice of four engines – two petrol and two diesel, all of them turbocharged.
The entry point is the 1.4 Eco TSI 150PS, available with six-speed manual or DSG-auto transmission. It provides a 0-62mph in 8.5 seconds.
Its official combined fuel economy and emissions figures are 52.3 mpg and 123g/km CO2.
The brand new 2.0 TSI 190PS, debuting in Ateca, is offered exclusively with 4Drive all-wheel drive and DSG transmission. Its statistics are 40.4 mpg combined fuel economy and 0-62mph in 7.9 seconds.
The 2.0 TDI 150PS also comes with 4Drive for added traction, posting benchmarks of 0-62 mph in nine seconds exactly and 122 mph maximum, with 55.4 mpg average fuel economy and CO2 emissions at 129 g/km.
The third engine option is the 2.0 TDI 190PS with 4Drive and seven-speed DSG transmission.
It delivers the 0-62mph sprint in 7.5 seconds, with top speed rising to 132 mph (53.3 mpg average, with CO2 at 135g/km).
Styling and equipment
The demonstrate its FR designation, the sports Ateca has a high-gloss black front grille, aluminium roof rails, window frames and lower door trim, chrome double tailpipes, body colour wheel arch surrounds, side skirts and a roof spoiler. It has 18-inch ‘Performance’ alloys, or optional 19-inch ‘Exclusive’ rims with a machined finish.
Drivers can adjust performance using the Seat ‘drive profile’ system, putting the emphasis on eco or sportier response, or tailoring steering, throttle and DSG gear shift settings to their individual preference. 4Drive versions additionally provide off-road and snow modes.
LED lighting is used throughout, including headlights (full and dipped beam), daytime running lights, turn indicators and tail lights, plus the Ateca silhouette welcome lighting projected on the ground from the door mirrors.
The FR is fitted with body-hugging sports front seats with Alcantara upholstery and a grippy leather-trimmed steering wheel.
The FR includes the ‘media system plus’, accessed through an eight-inch colour touchscreen.
The infotainment features include a navigation system, USB/aux-in/SD card connectivity and Seat’s ‘full link’ smartphone integration, with Mirror Link, Apple Car Play and Google Android Auto.
The new FR’s safety equipment includes front assist with city emergency braking and pedestrian detection, tiredness recognition and hill hold control, in addition to seven occupant airbags, ISOFIX child seat fixings, ABS, ASR traction control, ESC and the XDS electronic differential lock
Options include advanced driving, convenience and winter packs, a panoramic sunroof, connectivity hub with wireless phone charger, park assist and a more sophisticated navigation package with dynamic route guidance.