The brand-new SEAT Ateca is the firm's first SUV – and it has worked hard to ensure it stands out from its many class rivals the moment you lay eyes on it.
“We want to make cars that are beautiful to look at, and also very functional,” says Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos, SEAT's Head of Design. “Our philosophy is to mix functionality with great design.” Or, to put it another way: “The Ateca makes your life happy.”
The new SEAT Ateca was unveiled to the public at the Geneva Motor Show recently – just watch this video to find out more.
To ensure the Ateca has all the practicality required of an SUV, SEAT has focused on creating a spacious cabin, and a boot with a capacity of up to 510 litres. An electric tailgate, which can be opened and closed using a Virtual Pedal, makes that space easy to access. “It has to be easy to live with,” says Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos. “It’s a lifestyle car, so it’s designed for people who need to carry anything from a bicycle to a washing machine.”
The Ateca is also packed with features designed to enhance the driving experience. Sven Schawe, SEAT's Director of Whole Vehicle Development, Chassis Development and Innovation, explains: “There is lots of state-of-the-art technology available in the VW Group, and nearly all of this is integrated into the Ateca.”