Facelifted SEAT Ateca caught on digital camera
That is our first have a look at the facelifted SEAT Ateca. The Spanish model’s revamped SUV will attain the UK market late subsequent yr sporting recent exterior styling, extra inside tech and a possible plug-in hybrid powertrain.
Exterior styling updates appear minimal, being restricted to the camouflaged space round this mule’s nostril. Revisions embody a brand new entrance bumper, a revised grille, a pair of mildly tweaked entrance wings and a recent set of recent headlights. New alloy wheels and extra customisation choices are additionally anticipated.
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Inside styling revisions will likely be equally minimal, stretching to little greater than trim and fabric updates. Extra noticeable will likely be an up to date vary of expertise; the previous mannequin’s 6.5-inch infotainment system will likely be ditched, with the SUV’s bigger eight-inch unit being supplied as normal throughout the vary.
The facelifted Ford Kuga rival can even include a variety of further USB ports, whereas increased specced fashions will include the Volkswagen Group’s 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster for the primary time – an possibility which was beforehand solely obtainable on the performance-focused Cupra Ateca.
A plug-in hybrid powertrain is also launched to the Ateca’s engine vary, utilising the identical drivetrain as the brand new Volkswagen Passat GTE. This Ateca PHEV would mix a turbocharged 1.4-litre four-cylinder petrol engine with a 8.7kWh battery and an electrical motor, offering 201bhp, 350Nm of torque and a probable all-electric vary of round 20 miles.
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