100 examples of special edition coming to UK priced from £42,120, with 20 models getting an Akrapovic exhaust
7 February 2020

Cupra has spruced up its Ateca performance SUV with a new Limited Edition variant, bringing new exterior styling elements and the option of an Akrapovic exhaust.

Available to order now, the new model is priced from £42,120 in Rhodium Grey without the exhaust upgrade, or £45,160 with it installed along with a new Graphene Grey paint scheme. One hundred units are coming to the UK, with only 20 fitted with the Akrapovic system.

That exhaust upgrade is claimed to offer a “more visceral aural experience”, while it saves 7kg over the standard item. Although no power upgrade is quoted, this variant is claimed to be capable of 0-62mph in 4.9sec and a top speed of 153mph - a noticeable improvement over the standard car's 5.2sec figure. 

For those not satisfied by those figures, long-established VW Group tuner ABT Sportsline offers a power upgrade for the Ateca, boosting it from 296bhp and 295lb ft to 345bhp and 324lb ft. That raises the top speed to 158mph, though it doesn’t increase the 0-62mph time. 

Styling upgrades for the Limited Edition include 20in copper alloy wheels, a new, aero-boosting copper thread carbon fibre roof spoiler, copper mirror covers and copper badging. New 18in Brembro brakes are also fitted, while the interior benefits from blue Alcantara heated sports seats and copper cabin detailing.

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Cupra Ateca 2019 long term review

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Our Verdict

Cupra Ateca 2019 road test review - hero front

The first model from Seat's standalone performance brand is an unconventional launchpad with some pace and precision, but lacks the hallmarks of a great driver’s car

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7 February 2020

 Anyone see X3 about it?, a backhanded compliment?

7 February 2020
20” wheels! The ride will be even worse.

7 February 2020
Peter Cavellini wrote:

 Anyone see X3 about it?, a backhanded compliment?

Petey, if your comment was pertinent and relevant, it would need no further clarification...it was not and therefore as useless as all of your previous nonsense.

7 February 2020
It’s an opinion, if you find it tedious, just move on , no need for derision....

7 February 2020

looks a bit like a Ford Kuga also

8 February 2020

 I never thought I'd see the day that you could pay £42-45,000 for a Seat, twenty years ago they were scoffed at, but, look at them now, selling desirable cars, an Ibiza better than a Fiesta.

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