Seat Ateca – The Best Choice For Modern Families

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On the one hand, the fact the Seat Ateca is such a blindingly good car is a formbook-shredding shock. Seat has never built a crossover before. Frankly, it’s several years late offering a model in the world’s fastest-growing car-sales battleground. A place where it’s increasingly difficult to innovate, stand out or upset the established order. … [Read more…]

Seat Leon 1.0 TSI 2016

New entry-level version of the facelifted family hatch has much to commend it There seems little doubt that the Seat annals will mark 2016 as the year of the Ateca, the thorough, appealing and well-rounded compact crossover that (if there’s any justice) ought to significantly fatten the slender profit reported by the Spanish brand recently. … [Read more…]

New Seat Ateca For 2017

The bearpit of intense competition that is the current SUV-crossover scene is new territory for SEAT. Not for its Volkswagen Group cousins, though. VW has the closely related Tiguan, Skoda does very well with the highly-regarded Yeti, and Audi weighs in with the Q3. Even VW-owned Bentley is in on the SUV scene with its … [Read more…]

The Spanish Bull – Seat Ateca 2016

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To make a good seat you need a minimum of three legs, but at present Seat is relying on just two. The Ibiza and Leon make up the majority of sales here in the UK, but after a modest 2015 the Spanish arm of the Volkswagen Group is striking out, starting with the Ateca. We’ll … [Read more…]

Seat Ateca 1.4 TSI 150

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New kid on the small SUV block gets turbo-charged 1.4-litre petrol power The Spanish town of Ateca has only 2000 residents, so it’s on the small side. It also suggests that some thought has gone into the naming of the Seat Ateca, but don’t let that fool you into believing that this isn’t a roomy … [Read more…]

A Careful Analysis of Seat Ateca

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Model tested: 1.6 TDI Ecomotive SE Price: £21,900 Power: 114 bhp Torque: 184lb ft 0-60mph: 10.5sec Fuel economy: 50.2mpg C02 emissions: 113g/km Can Seat’s first SUV impress, even with the heavy nurden of expectation? It seems hardly five minutes ago that the perennial Seat-related question was not a matter of shiny new product but whether … [Read more…]

Seat Ateca XCELLENCE

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While many manufacturers have ill been enjoying years of success with an ever-growing crossover range. It’s taken SEAT a little while longer than most to dip its toes into SUV waters. Bosses wanted to wait until the Ateca was just right before launching head-first into Europe’s most competitive market. Now, we’ve taken the keys to … [Read more…]

Seat Takes On A ‘Key Opportunity’

The launch of Seat’s all-new Ibiza supermini and Arona baby SUV next year will drive profits and give the Spanish brand time to define its future, according to boss Luca de Meo. Both the Ibiza and the Arona, a Nissan Juke rival, will sit on the Volkswagen Group’s new MOB AO platform. The Ibiza is … [Read more…]