Cupra Ateca Car Review
Cupra Ateca review
This week, we swing to an inquiry that enthusiasts of a specific mainstream line of reasonable European execution vehicles may well have been hanging tight for a response to since March 2018.
Precisely what may we get from a Cupra ‘Seat’ that we haven’t so far been given by one of the many Seat Cupra hot hatchbacks that the Spanish firm has conveyed to showcase since the absolute first, the 148bhp Seat Ibiza GTI Cupra Sport of 1996?
The recently free Cupra execution brand, reported at the Geneva engine show last March, has at last borne organic product so as to start tending to that question. Also, rather intriguingly, the Cupra Ateca execution hybrid SUV is the vehicle with which the brand has acquainted us with its new, establishing values.
Those qualities are “execution, drivability, ease of use and refinement,” as characterized by Cupra’s very own cases – a fascinating blend that recommends Seat will never again be in quest for vehicles with Ford RS, Renault Sport Cup or Honda Type-R identifications yet rather be utilizing the operational efficiency assets of its motorsport division to offer autos much the same as the GTIs made by its parent organization, Volkswagen.
What’s more, as though to underline, underwrite and feature such a conclusive change in tack, Cupra is opening for business with a tall structure, four-wheel-drive, run quicker family vehicle with more power than any of its sort yet to be created by any vehicle producer outside of the premium-marked circle. The Cupra Ateca may be an item promoting Venn outline bullseye.
On a fundamental level, it joins the motor, gearbox and driveline of a well known and widely praised hot hatchback (and hot hatchbacks like the VW Golf R are greater business in Europe now than they have been in some time) with the in vogue, attractive, included comfort bodystyle of a hybrid hatchback.
In any case, in reality, as executed in this specific case, is that blend as engaging as it might have appeared in principle?
Cost £35,900 | Power 296bhp | Torque 295lb ft | 0-60mph 4.9sec | 30-70mph in fourth 8.3sec | Fuel economy 28.9mpg | CO2 discharges 168g/km | 70-0mph 52.4m (sodden)