Seat is on something of an SUV ride right now. Not to have an SUV in its range, the first effort of the Spanish brand, the Ateca, became our favorite small SUV. And his second offer, the smallest Arona, seems ready to continue this success. So, with the mid-size and small SUV markets now supported, Seat is turning to a big SUV.
The SEAT Ateca FR differs from the XCellence on the outside by the presence of the FR logo at the front and rear. Its roof bars and window frames also come in black to stand out more. Looking closer to the front, you can see the grill with its own shiny black design, as well as the bumper exclusive to the FR in the same color as the bodywork at the bottom. Its front LED fog lamps have also received exclusive FR design treatment.
First and foremost, the FR is distinguished by its 19-inch wheels and 245 / 40R19 tires, as well as aluminum-molded body-colored sidewalls and side skirts that slide along both doors. At the rear, the window is beautifully framed by black spoilers, and a spoiler on the boot, also corresponding to the color of the bodywork. The rear bumpers are also designed exclusively for the FR and also come in the same color as the body. Inside, the aluminum door sills with the FR logo are immediately visible as soon as the front doors are opened. The logo is also found on the multifunction sports steering wheel covered with leather, with inserts in glossy black. Sport seats are standard and are upholstered with Alcantara®. Others are leather and the pedals are aluminum. The red stitching on the steering wheel and seats, in Alcantara® and leather, as well as the shift knob further enhance the sporty character of the SEAT Ateca FR. At the same time, there are elegant details in the dark that give a luxurious touch to the interior, such as the ceiling and interior door moldings, which now come with an exclusive FR finish. After the launch of the Ateca, its sportiest version offers the most advanced driver assistance systems and connectivity technology.
The engines of the SUV will be borrowed elsewhere within the Volkswagen group, and although no official details have been published, we expect a 1.4-liter gasoline of 148 hp, a gasoline of 2.0 liters with two different powers and a 2.0-liter engine. diesel with about 178 hp for drivers who cover higher mileage. In the Kodiaq, it’s the 2.0-liter diesel engine that we recommend.
That’s where things get particularly interesting, because the high-end versions of the new SUV are likely to cost you over £ 30,000 dangerous territory for a brand where value has always been a high priority. Keep in mind that the rivals of Kia Sorento and Hyundai Santa Fe, the rivals of Seat SUV, cost £ 28,850 and £ 32,845 respectively.