Posted on: 5th Apr 2017
Fun at the wheel, luxury and refinement, combined with a stylish and sporty character - SEAT has unveiled the Ateca FR. The latest addition to the brand's high-selling SUV range will take to the stage at the Barcelona International Motor Show, AUTOMOBILE BARCELONA, from the 11th to 21st May 2017.
The Spanish manufacturer is in the midst of its largest ever product offensive, which has also seen the launch of the Ateca itself, New Leon and All-New Ibiza and soon, in the second half of the year, the new crossover, Arona.
The sporty FR trim has been added to the current UK Ateca range which consists of S, SE and SE Technology, and will sit just below the halo XCELLENCE versions. Since its launch, SEAT has sold more than 40,000 units of the smash-hit Ateca worldwide. This model, alongside the success of the Leon, Alhambra and Ibiza, contributed to SEAT achieving an operating profit of 143 million euros in 2016, the highest in the company’s history, and to finishing the year with its fourth consecutive annual sales increase.
“The Ateca FR adds yet another level of excitement to our first SUV. The agile and precise handling of Ateca is reinforced with a touch of dynamism and fun at the wheel, with the FR trim adding for example Dynamic Chassis Control and progressive steering” commented Dr. Matthias Rabe, Vice-President of R&D at SEAT. “It’s a sportiness that adds to all the technology the Ateca has onboard.”
The Ateca FR stands out through exclusive 18-inch ‘Performance’ alloy wheels (19-inch machined optional), combined with body coloured wheelarches and side skirts that come with an aluminium moulding running along the lower section of the doors. The rear window is framed by black spoilers, with the rear spoiler matching the car’s bodywork colour. The rear bumpers are also exclusively designed for the FR and also come in the same hue as the bodywork. Typical FR logos also appear front and rear, plus, roof rails and window frames in black. Up close, the grille comes in gloss black, while its LED front fog lights have also received an exclusive FR design treatment.
Inside, the aluminium door strips complete with FR logo are immediately noticeable as soon as the front doors are opened. The logo can also be found on the multi-function, leather sports steering wheel covered, with gloss black insert. Sporty cabin touches come by way of standard sports seats in Alcantara® (leather is optionl) and the aluminium pedals. Red stitching on the steering wheel, seats and gear lever gaiter, enhance the sporty character of the SEAT Ateca FR still further. At the same time, there are elegant details in black that give a luxurious touch to the interior, such as the roof and interior door mouldings, which also come with an exclusive FR finish.
The FR trim level will comprise a range of EU6 petrol and diesel engines, ranging in power from 150PS to 190PS, including a new 2.0 TSI 190 unit. A range of manual and DSG-auto transmissions feature. Four-wheel-drive will be available on both 2.0 TDI engines, plus, the new 2.0 TSI. DCC (Dynamic Chassis Control) and progressive steering will also be available.
UK pricing and specification for the Ateca FR line-up will be confirmed closer to launch this summer.
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Posted on: 22nd Mar 2017
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Posted on: 8th Feb 2017
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Posted on: 25th Jan 2017
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Posted on: 9th Jan 2017
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SEAT ATECA CROWNED 'BEST BUY CAR OF EUROPE'
Posted on: 22nd Dec 2016
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Posted on: 14th Dec 2016
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Posted on: 30th Nov 2016
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WJ King support for The Fleet
Posted on: 28th Oct 2016
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Posted on: 13th Oct 2016
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Posted on: 20th Jul 2016
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Posted on: 7th Jul 2016
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SEAT ATECA ACHIEVES EURO NCAP FIVE-STAR RATING
Posted on: 28th Jun 2016
The SEAT Ateca has received the highest score in the Euro NCAP test programme. The first SUV in the history of the Spanish brand fully demonstrated the high level of safety it offers and was given five stars. The Ateca received an excellent classification in each of the categories included in the Euro NCAP tests, with particular emphasis on adult p...
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Posted on: 23rd Jun 2016
The new SEAT Alhambra has pulled off another honour, being named Best MPV in the 2016 Tow Car Awards. It's a first title for the latest generation of the seven-seat Alhambra, introduced this spring, sustaining its impressive reputation for being the best all-round proposition on the market - a status reflected in more than a dozen independent ...
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Posted on: 1st Jun 2016
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Posted on: 14th Apr 2016
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Posted on: 17th Mar 2016
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Posted on: 1st Mar 2016
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Posted on: 19th Jan 2016
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Posted on: 6th Nov 2014
Full size lace replica of SEAT's Mii by MANGO city car
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SEAT celebrates its 5 millionth Ibiza
Posted on: 15th Oct 2014
Paris Motor Show was the backdrop for 30th anniversary of SEAT's most iconic model. The first ever Ibiza was unveiled in 1984 at Paris Motor Show.
SEAT's Martorell plant in Barcelona, Spain, is celebrating the production of the 5 millionth Ibiza. The Spanish Brand reached the milestone on the iconic model's 30th anniversary.
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Posted on: 17th Sep 2014
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Posted on: 9th Sep 2014
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Posted on: 4th Aug 2014
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Posted on: 31st May 2014
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Posted on: 23rd Apr 2014
The new SEAT Leon Eurocup, which is due to start 2 May, will visit some of the world's most famous venues, including Spa-Francorchamps, Monza, the Nürburgring and Silverstone.
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Posted on: 16th Jan 2014
Two versions of the new Leon flagship: Cupra and Cupra 280.
60yrs since SEAT's first ever car rolled off the..
Posted on: 22nd Nov 2013
60 years since SEAT's first ever car rolled off the production line.