At 4.36 meters (171.6 in) long, the Ateca is only slightly bigger than the Leon it's based on and around 10 cm shorter than a Renault Kadjar. The MQB platform should ensure that it's not too heavy either.
We don't have any pricing details for the other engines, but a 1.6 TDI should cost about £1,000 more and should return up to 66 mpg UK (4.3 l/100km). SEAT are aggressively targeting the UK since their SUV is about as cheap as a normal Leon 5-door hatchback. The new Tiguan isn't available yet, but the older model is much more expensive at £22,975.
The most powerful and expensive engine you'll be able to buy on SEAT's first SUV will consist of a DSG gearbox, 4Drive and the 2.0-liter TDI engine producing 190 PS. All models will benefit from a substantial 510 liters of trunk capacity, which shrinks only by a bit (485 liters) when AWD is optioned.
"The Ateca shows a clear evolution of SEAT’s characteristic design language, and the Ateca also stands for emotion and functionality," says Dr.Matthias Rabe, Executive Vice President for Research and Development.
Being the first all-new SEAT since the Leon, it also benefits from several features that were recently developed by VW Group boffins. For example, it will be available with a wireless phone charging pad, ambient interior lighting that can be configured or a puddle light projected from the bottom of the mirrors.