2019 CUPRA Ateca – Video
The CUPRA Ateca offers a striking exterior look that instantly distinguishes it as a high-performance vehicle, it exerts confidence and leaves no doubt that the CUPRA Ateca is the most dynamic variant in the SUV’s line-up.
At the front, its upper grille features a honeycomb effect on the inside with the new CUPRA logo at its very centre, reinforcing its lineage. On the lower grille the CUPRA name sits subtely and is finished in matt aluminium, just above the exclusively designed bumper.
The CUPRA Ateca’s highly sculptured front end continues with the signature full-LED headlights, which not only offer tremendous luminance but also underscore the SUV’s broad, muscular stance and determined appearance. As soon as you unlock the doors, LED in the exterior mirrors illuminate the area close to the door sills, projecting the CUPRA’s logo and lettering onto the ground.
“The CUPRA Ateca is the ultimate evolution of the Ateca, combining every aspect of our design language with the dynamic credentials that a high-performance vehicle needs, from its dominant front end design, the flow over the entire body to the highly sculpted rear end,” said Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos, Director of Design.
The CUPRA Ateca’s details in glossy black are a theme throughout the exterior design: the roof rails, wing mirrors, window frames, side mouldings, wheels, front grille and front and rear diffusers as well as the spoilers that frame the rear window all benefit from the design technique.
Black brake callipers, a sporty rear bumper, the copper CUPRA logo on the boot, the four exhaust pipes on the edge of the rear diffuser and exclusive 19” diamond cut alloy wheels with the CUPRA logo underline the sportiness and elegance of this unique and dynamic SUV.
And no matter which of the six exterior body colours are used: Energy Blue, Velvet Red, Brilliant Silver, Rodium Grey, Magic Black or Nevada White, the CUPRA’s high-performance credentials remain clearly apparent.
Even before opening the door the exclusive personality of the CUPRA Ateca becomes apparent as the welcome light shines the CUPRA name and logo onto the ground.
Once inside, the CUPRA Ateca’s interior combination of driver-focus, comfort and refinement is instantly evident, and the perception of a vehicle designed to meet the highest performance targets while at the same time being able to carry its occupants in complete comfort is clear to see.
The CUPRA logo is embossed on the floor mats, the key and the multimedia system touchscreen when the engine is started.
The door panels are upholstered in Alcantara®, with the CUPRA lettering illuminated on an aluminium plaque, standing proud on the door sills. The sports seats are also upholstered in Alcantara®, in black with copper stitching, with a carbon fibre effect covering the sides.
Directly in front of the driver is the digital cockpit that provides all of the information in the clearest of forms thanks to its crisp, high-resolution display, and supported by the 8-inch touchscreen navigation system plus. Both help increase the feeling of not only technologically advanced features, but the ultimate in refinement too.
The essence of every CUPRA is its power, performance and driveability, and to meet these demands under the Ateca’s bonnet is one of the most advanced four-cylinder petrol engines on the market today.
The 1,984cc direct-injection, turbocharged unit has a bore and stroke of 82.5mm and 92.8mm respectively with a compression ratio of 9.3:1 helping it to produce its impressive power output of 300PS between 5,300rpm and 6,500rpm. Add to this a huge 400Nm of torque available at a wide range of 2,000-5,200rpm and the CUPRA Ateca can reach a maximum speed of 247km/h.
And because of the CUPRA Ateca’s mix of low weight, (it tips the scales at only 1,540kg w/o driver), and high output engine, the SUV can reach 100km/h from a standing start in just 5.2 seconds.
That rapid acceleration figure is helped by the integration of the newly developed seven-speed DSG transmission, engineered to offer a sportier feel with faster, smoother and more precise changes.The CUPRA Ateca also features a launch control function for even greater acceleration from a standing start.
“The CUPRA Ateca offers outstanding driving performance and agility due to its low center of gravity, chassis setup with DCC, optional Brembo Brakes and a sporty engine delivering 300 PS and 400 Nm combined with the DSG 7-speed transmission and the 4Drive system.” said Dr Matthias Rabe, Executive Vice-President for Research and Development. “It offers the performance of premium segment vehicles and has no competitors in its price segment.”