For the first time, the journalists got the updated crossover SEAT Ateca

For the first time, the journalists got the updated crossover SEAT Ateca

July 11, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Foreign journalists representatives of the “spy” photos of the updated crossover SEAT Ateca. You can not expect the presentation of this novelty this year – most likely the car will be presented in the first half of the next.

The first version of the Ateca crossover was shown back in 2016. Now, after about three years, we have the first “spy” photos of the updated model, made somewhere in the Alps.

We are witnessing an early stage of testing the model, by the way, the automaker’s engineers tested two prototypes of their new product.

The first of them seems to be identical to the Ateca, which is sold today – even the front of the car has not changed, but the second car is a bit more interesting. It has a completely disguised front, including headlights.

Instead of standard headlights, additional lamps are installed in this test car – they are on the hood. This probably means that the headlights will be redone, or at least their internal schedule will be changed. The entire bumper and parts of different grilles are also masked, hinting at additional visual improvements for the front of the crossover.

Although the back end is mostly not open to the gaze of journalists, there are a number of sensors that seem interesting. There is a separate sensor for each wheel, and perhaps Spanish engineers are testing some kind of energy recovery system. Based on this, it can be assumed that the updated Ateca can get a plug-in hybrid installation, which the Leon 2020 model year will also receive.

It is unlikely that the official presentation of the new Ateca crossover will be held this year. The crossover is still in the early stages of testing, so debut in the first half of 2020 is likely to be more possible.