New 2019 Seat Ateca Cupra RevealedFebruary 22, 2018
Following a major leak of the Cupra Ibiza design study, Seat has finally revealed details about its now standalone Cupra sub-brand and its first model, the new Cupra Ateca.
According to the Spanish automaker, Cupra is Seat’s independent high-performance brand with a distinct identity that will continue offering the company’s sportiest models.
Its first model will be the Cupra Ateca, a compact SUV powered by VW Group’s turbocharged 2.0-liter petrol engine with 300PS (296hp). Power goes to all four wheels via a newly developed seven-speed dual clutch DSG transmission, enabling the new Cupra Ateca to score 5.4 seconds for the 0-62mph (100km/h) run while flat out it’ll do 152mph (245km/h).
The chassis is fitted with an adaptive suspension as standard, which can be configured through the Drive Profile modes. These include Normal, Sport, Individual, Snow, Off-Road and of course the CUPRA mode.
The exterior revisions are plenty and include not only sportier bumpers, side sills, a rear spoiler and a honeycomb grille but also the new Cupra logo. Matt aluminum Cupra letters are also found on the lower front grille while many exterior details are finished in glossy black. A set of exclusive 19-inch alloy wheels complete the exterior differences, along with the quad exhaust pipes.
The cabin is covered in black Alcantara with grey stitching and feature aluminum pedals and glossy black trim detailing. Cupra logos have replaced the traditional Seat logos everywhere while standard equipment includes keyless entry and start system, wireless charger, GSM signal booster, 360º top view camera, 8-inch infotaiment system, digital cockpit and more.
Cupra will also offer a Performance pack as an option. That includes bigger 18-inch Brembo brakes, carbon details inside and out as well as leather seats. Exclusive Cupra bucket seats will become available from mid-2019.
2019 Seat Ateca Cupra