Cupra Ateca (2019–)

Model History

October 2018

Cupra Ateca goes on sale

Tthe first model to be launched under the new brand, the Cupra Ateca is priced at just £35,900.

The Cupra Ateca’s 2.0 TSI engine delivers 300PS and 400NM of torque. This engine comes with a powerful sound, and is equipped with a newly developed DQ381 7-speed DSG gearbox that has been developed to offer sportier gearbox feel with faster, smoother and more precise changes.

The CUPRA Ateca comes with the 4Drive traction system which analyses road conditions in real time, including the speed of the car, speed of each wheel, the steering wheel position, and the driving style or mode to quickly and progressively deliver power at each moment to the necessary wheels.

On the outside it has black brake callipers, a sporty rear bumper, a copper CUPRA logo on the boot, four exhaust pipes on the edge of the rear diffuser and 19-inch diamond cut alloy wheels.

There are six exterior body colours available: Energy Blue, Velvet Red, Brilliant Silver, Rodium Grey, Magic Black and Nevada White.

Inside, the black Alcantara seats also feature copper stitching and an embossed logo, and are complemented by Alcantara door panels. The pedals are finished in aluminium and the climate control air vent frames and the central console are finished in gloss black.

The standard equipment in the CUPRA Ateca is oriented towards three basic principles: technology, design and safety. That is why systems such as the keyless entry and start system, wireless charger, 8-inch touchscreen navigation system plus, dynamic chassis control and park assist all come as standard.

December 2018

SEAT Cupra Ateca details confirmed

The CUPRA Ateca is priced at £35,900 OTR in the UK with standard specification highlights including:

  • 19-inch exclusive diamond-cut alloy wheels
  • Metallic paint in a choice of six colours
  • CUPRA welcome puddle lights
  • Electrically adjustable, folding and heated door mirrors
  • Full LED headlights
  • Dark tinted rear windows
  • Illuminated front door sills with CUPRA lettering
  • Black brake callipers wih CUPRA logo
  • Nav System Plus: 8-inch colour diaply with 3D mapping, 2x USB and Aux ports to the front, 2x USB ports to rear, Bluetooth connectivity and wireless charging
  • Full Link smartphone integration for CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Rear armrest with air outlet
  • Easy backseat release mechanism from boot
  • Alcantara sports seats in black
  • Park Assist with front and rear sensors, rearview camera and 360° top view camera
  • Electric handbrake with Autohold function
  • Keyless entry and go (KESSY)
  • Cruise control
  • Convenience Pack: autodimming rear mirror, auto headlights with leaving and coming home function, rain sensing wipers
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • CUPRA drive profile with four modes: Normal, Sport, CUPRA and Individual; altering the steering and throttle responses, gear shifts, sound actuator and Dynamic Chassis Control
  • CUPRA sports suspension
  • Progressive steering
  • Seven airbags protecting driver and front passenger
  • Advanced Driving Safety Pack: high beam assist, lane assist, blind psot detection and rear-cross traffic alert
  • Front Assist: City Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Protection
  • Hill-hold control
  • Tiredness recognition

For an extra £1,930 OTR (£37,830 OTR), CUPRA Ateca Comfort & Sound receives:

  • Advanced comfort and driving pack (Traffic sign recognition, Lane assist, High beam assist)
  • Spacesaver spare wheel*
  • Electric tailgate
  • Beats audio system
  • Winter pack (heated front seats)

Alternatively, CUPRA Ateca Design is also available at a premium of £3,345 OTR (£39,245 OTR) with:

  • 18-inch Brembo brakes
  • 19-inch exclusive copper wheels
  • Black interior styling

CUPRA Ateca can also be specified with all features from both Comfort & Sound and Design, at a price of £41,175.

Other options available are:

  • Spacesaver spare wheel: £115 RRP
  • Towbar pre-installation with hook: £690 RRP
  • Towbar pre-installation: £125 RRP
  • Panoramic sunroof with multi-colour interior ambient lighting with LED interior illumination and LED-illuminated glovebox: £1,040
  • CUPRA bucket seats: £1,600


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March 2019

Cupra Ateca Special Edition announced

Due to go on sale in limited numbers later this year, the Cupra Ateca Special Edition is powered by the same 300PS 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine as the standard Cupra Ateca.

Newly designed and exclusive 20-inch copper alloy wheels house the standard Brembo brakes. Copper Carbon Fibre elements bring a new look to the door mirrors and rear spoiler – which provides an increased down force effect. Enhancements also extend to the introduction of the Akrapoviç exhaust system, which, in addition to lowering the weight of the vehicle by around 7kg, adds a more exclusive sound experience to the high-performance SUV.

Inside, the Cupra Ateca Special Edition gets exclusive Petrol Blue Alcantara covering the front bucket sports seats, rear seats and door panels.

February 2020

Cupra Ateca Limited Edition priced from £42,120

Limited to 100 units in the UK, the Cupra Ateca Limited Edition is available in Rhodium Grey – £42,120 (OTR) and exclusive Graphene Grey with Akrapovic Exhaust System – £45,160 (OTR).

Although no power upgrade is quoted, Cupra is claiming a 4.9 second 0-62mph time - shaving 0.3 seconds off the standard model.

Available on 20 of the UK models, the titanium Akrapovic exhaust system saves 7kg in overall weight to offer the ultimate in sophisticated performance, says Cupra, as well as a more visceral aural experience.

Further expanding the performance envelope, an ABT Sportsline power upgrade is available from UK retailers, pushing the power and torque to 350PS and 440Nm, respectively.

The Cupra Ateca Limited Edition exterior features a host of styling cues including the newly-designed 20-inch copper alloy wheels, a unique copper thread carbon fibre roof spoiler that enhances aerodynamic performance, as well as copper thread mirror covers and copper Cupra lettering.

The large wheels also allow for the fitment of standard 18-inch Brembo brakes which enhance the stopping power.

Inside, the vehicle’s exclusive new colour is complimented with the combination of black frames (around the dashboard and infotainment screen), copper carbon fibre interior mouldings and exclusive Petrol Blue Alcantara bucket heated sport seats.

June 2020

Facelifted Cupra Ateca revealed

The Cupra Ateca receives similar updates to the standard SEAT Ateca. Highlights include a new grille and sharper headlights, while the interior gets a revised steering wheel with new drive mode buttons. There's a new 9.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system, while a digital instrument cluster is standard.

While power from the 2.0-litre petrol engine remains at 300PS, it's been tweaked so will now cover 0-62mph faster than the pre-facelift model. It'll now reach 62mph in 4.9 seconds.

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