Cupra Ateca

New 2020 CUPRA Ateca – 0.3 seconds quicker to 62 than the last one

The new CUPRA Ateca for 2020 is faster, has bucket seats as standard, looks meaner and has more technology to play with.

Here she is, the striking new CUPRA Ateca. This is a mid-life facelift, but it feels like CUPRA have upped the stakes here both in design and performance.

The new CUPRA Ateca can now hit 0-60 in under 5 seconds at 4.9. The pre-facelift version took 5.2 seconds.

Design-wise we can see a much more aggressive front with the lower bumper featuring a similar design to the CUPRA Formentor.

Engine and chassis

No surprises on the engine front. The new CUPRA Ateca comes with the tried and tested 2.0 litre TSI engine, producing 300PS and 400Nm of torque. This allows the car to reach 0-62 in 4.9 seconds. The top speed is 153mph.

A seven-speed DSG box is standard. In case you didn’t get the memo, DSG boxes are standard on all CUPRA models now and in the future. No more manual CUPRA’s.

The 4Drive system is an updated generation from the previous model. It is integrated into the rear axle and sits at the end of the drive shaft, in front of the rear differential, improving weight distribution and reducing inertia.

The chassis has been tweaked over the previous model so expect a slightly more responsive and controlled feel to the ride.

Cupra Ateca

The steering and throttle response have been tinkered with as well.

As has now also become standard on CUPRA models the CUPRA Ateca comes with four driver profiles. These are “Normal”, “Sport”, “CUPRA” and “individual”, the last one allowing you to configure various settings to your personal preferences.

The steering and throttle response have been tinkered with as well.

As has now also become standard on CUPRA models the CUPRA Ateca comes with four driver profiles. These are “Normal”, “Sport”, “CUPRA” and “individual”, the last one allowing you to configure various settings to your personal preferences.

The rear of the car has new rear full LED lamps with “dynamic” indicators which visually help confirm the intended direction of travel.

The CUPRA Ateca will be available in six metallic paint colours: “Energy Blue”, “Dark Camouflage”, “Velvet Red”, “Rhodium Grey”, “Reflex Silver”, and “Nevada White”.

New Cupra Ateca bucket seats

A new steering wheel, as seen on the new CUPRA Leon and CUPRA Formentor, features the engine start button and driving profile button with the CUPRA logo.

The digital cockpit is also standard,

The dash features copper and dark aluminium detailing around the vents and touch screen. There are also four illuminated USB C ports, two in the front and two for the rear passengers.

Cupra Ateco interior

Always on connectivity

Like the new SEAT Leon, the CUPRA Ateca has an embedded SIM (eSIM),

The built-in eSIM allows connectivity to a dedicated APP were you can do things like lock and unlock doors, find the location of the vehicle and other driving data.

It can also automatically place an emergency call should the vehicle be in an accident.

Safety and assistance features

As standard the CUPRA Ateca comes with Pre-Crash Assist, Predictive Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC), Travel Assist, Emergency Assist and Side and Exit Assist.

Technical data – 2020 CUPRA Ateca

Engine2.0-litre TSI
Cylinder / valves4 cylinders / 16 valves
Displacement1,984cc
Bore and stroke82.5 x 92.8
Compression ratio9.3:1
Max. Power221kW (300PS)
Max. Torque400Nm
0 to 62mph (100 km/h)4.9 secs
Maximum speed247km/h

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