SEAT will be showcasing its new Ateca SUV – the first in its model line-up – at this year’s Fleet Show at Silverstone Grand Prix circuit on May 11.
The new car, which SEAT believes will reinforce its fleet appeal as well as making a real impact in the UK’s fast-growing compact SUV fleet sector, is available to order from May 3 and has its showroom launch in September. On the road pricing starts at £17,990 and rises to £29,990 for top of the range models.
Three trim levels will be offered in the UK: S, SE – expected to be the best-selling trim – and XCELLENCE. In addition, a ‘First Edition’ version will be offered, with more details to be announced later this spring.
The engine line-up covers two petrol and three diesel powertrains, spanning 113bhp to 187bhp with a choice of either six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG-auto transmissions. Providing four-wheel-drive capability, SEAT’s 4Drive powertrain is available on both 2.0 TDI diesel engines. Emissions and MPG figures are expected to be among the best in class when they are confirmed. From launch, there will be 113bhp three-cylinder 1.0 TSI and 1.6 TDI engines available on S and SE models, while a 148bhp 1.4 EcoTSI and 2.0 TDI will be available across SE and XCELLENCE trims. Finally the 187bhp 2.0 TDI will be exclusively available on the range-topping XCELLENCE, and comes with DSG and 4Drive.
The Ateca launches with a tranche of innovative technologies to assist drivers and provide the safest drive possible. SEAT’s revolutionary Traffic Jam Assist automates driving in heavy stop-and-go traffic, while built-in Blind Spot Detection technology makes the Ateca even safer with a blind spot assistant to aid drivers when changing lanes.
Peter McDonald, Head of Fleet and Business Sales for SEAT UK, said: “We expect high take-up from fleet buyers for our new Ateca SUV due to the new model’s keen pricing and outstanding style, quality and practicality. We’re already seeing orders flooding in for the Ateca in several of SEAT’s key European markets and we believe UK fleets will respond similarly.”
SEAT will join some 20 other individual manufacturers’ brands that are represented at this year’s show. These include: Citroen, DS, Fiat, Kia Motors, Mazda, Peugeot and Renault.