The new “charged” 300cc crossover Cupra Ateca (Seat Cupra Ateca) from the new Cupra brand is presented officially shortly before the world premiere on the podium of the Geneva Motor Show in March 2020. The Cupra brand separated from the Spanish company Seat in an independent division and became another brand in the huge Volkswagen empire. In our review of Cupra Ateca (Cupeta Ateka) 2019-2020 – the price and specifications, photos and video, technical specifications of a compact crossover with a powerful 300-horsepower turbocharged 2.0 TSI engine, 7-step “robot” DSG and 4Drive all-wheel drive. The sales of the Cupra first-born in the European market will start in April 2020 at a price around 38,000 euros, through 280 specially selected dealers of Seat. Official sales of the “charged” crossover Cupra Ateca in Russia are not planned.
The most powerful and temperamental modifications of Spanish Seat cars have been supplemented since 1996 with the Cupra prefix – Seat Ibiza Cupra, Seat Leon Cupra, Seat Leon SC Cupra, Seat Leon ST Cupra. “Charged” Ibiza and Leon were sold in modest print runs. However, like the simple Seats. But since 2016 Seat has finally started to make a profit and allowed himself to single out Cupra in a separate brand. According to the management of the leadership of Seat and Volkswagen, the newly-minted company is able to significantly expand the range of “charged” cars and increase sales more than twice in the next 5 years. According to preliminary information, in addition to the Cupra Ateca crossover, the Cupra Arona mini crossover, as well as the Cupra Ibiza and Cupra Leon hatchbacks are about to enter the market.
The Cupra Ateca crossover is based on the Seat Ateca model with a body overall length of 4360 mm and wheelbase dimensions from 2640 mm and soplatformnikov in the face of Volkswagen Tiguan and Skoda Karoq . At the same time from the usual Ateca crossover, the “charged” Cupra Ateca is distinguished not only by the presence of a more powerful engine – the turbocharged four-cylinder 2.0 TSI (300 hp), the defaults of the robotic gearbox 7 DSG, the 4Drive four-wheel drive system, adaptive shock absorbers and the SEAT Drive Profile with 6 prescribed modes of operation of the engine, gearbox, steering and suspension (the brightest mode Cupra replaces the Eco), but also the original details that decorate the body and cabin crossover.
External differences are reduced to the presence of branded Cupra brand logos on the original falshradiator grille and the tailgate, as well as the Cupra inscriptions adorning the lower part of the sporty and powerful bumper with huge air intakes and the bottom edge of the fifth door. It should be added that the bumper for the “charged” crossover was created especially considering the high maximum speed of 245 kmh available to the crossover. In this case, the front is designed to provide not only excellent aerodynamic characteristics, but also the maximum possible influx of air to the turbocharged engine, and rear placement of a pair of double-barreled exhaust pipes. Also for the first-born of the Cupra brand, 19-inch alloy wheels with a chic design design, low-profile 245/40 ZR19 rubber and a large spoiler over the tailgate glass window, which fits even on the side of the door, are standardly offered.
The new Cupra Ateca crossover interior is basically the same as the Seat Ateca donor model, but Alcantara’s high-quality artificial leather and suede (seats and door cards), a large amount of glossy décor and polished aluminum are used as decoration materials. At the same time, the standard equipment of the “charged” crossover is impressive: a digital instrument panel, a sports and multifunctional steering wheel with a padded rim trimmed from below is complemented with paddles for forced gear changes, dual-zone climate control, an advanced multimedia complex with an 8-inch color screen (Apple Carplay, Android Auto, Mirror Link, navigation), a platform for wireless charging of smartphones, keyless access system and a start-stop button for the engine, an all-round vision system, sports seats for the driver and a passenger with integrated headrest in the back and solid side-support rolls with heating.
When ordering the optional Performance Pack, the crossover will additionally receive leather seats, decorative carbon and interior inserts, Brembo brakes, and from 2020 even the Recaro sport buckets.
Technical characteristics of Cupra Ateca 2019-2020.
Under the hood of the “charged” crossover turbo four 2.0 TSI with a capacity of 300 hp, working in tandem with the “robot” 7 DSG, transmitting traction to all wheels using the 4Drive all-wheel drive system. Such a technical arsenal allows the car to catapult from 0 to 100 kmph in just 5.4 seconds and gain a maximum speed of 245 km.