The new SEAT Ateca FR SUV has been revealed just in time for those who are planning to go on long summer trips.
The newest Ateca is a sporty variant with the FR tag and comes with a variety of tweaks justifying the new price tag. The car is definitely not designed to deliver outstanding performance but rather meet the requirements of people who like to travel and accommodate a family comfortably. The Ateca lineup is further expanding with the full Cupra SUV which will deliver up to 300 horsepower and is aimed at car enthusiasts.
The FR model is made to fill up the gap between the Xcellence cars and the lower, entry level models. The Ateca FR uses 18-inch performance alloy wheels by default but you can always choose to upgrade them to 19-inch wheels to have better ground clearance. The wheelarches are colored to match the color of the car and an aluminum strip has been used to complete the side skirts.
Justifying the Sports name tag, the interiors of the car has a sporty finish and uses materials that makes it a trendy choice for buyers. The interiors are fitted with aluminum scuff plates and the seats are made using Alcantara leather. The steering wheel is wrapped with leather offering increased comfort. The interiors use a mix of black and red stitching with the FR badge on the cabin, seats and some other spots.
Under the hood, the SUV is powered by 1.4-liter TSI petrol capable of producing about 148 horsepower while the 2.0-liter TDI that renders about 187 horsepower. The flagship variant of the car will be powered by 2.0-liter TSI engine that produces 187 horsepower. The SEAT Ateca FR SUV will also have an all-wheel drive system powered by 2.0-liter engine. The pricing of the car is yet to be confirmed.
It is expected that the pricing and other specifications, availability of the Ateca will be revealed during the official launch date. The high end variants of the model will also sport dynamic chassis control with progressive steering for better control on the car. The expected launch date is this summer and with some auto expos scheduled to take place, we will see more of the new SEAT SUV in one of these expos. The SUV’s launch also marks the right time when buyers are looking to upgrade their existing models for new, improved variants.