The SEAT news continues as the first picture of the Cupra Ateca has surfaced online.
Posted by MQB-Coding, the image shows the crossover will follow in the footsteps of the standard model but adopt a revised grille which features the new Cupra logo. The model has also been equipped with a new front bumper that features “CUPRA” lettering in the lower air intake.
The unique styling continues aft of the A-pillar as the high-performance model has sportier side skirts and additional body-color trim. Elsewhere, we can see black mirrors and black trim around the windows.
Out back, there isn’t much to report as the Cupra Ateca only has minor changes. These appear to include a modestly revised bumper and a sporty four-tailpipe exhaust system.
Performance specifications remain unconfirmed but previous reports have suggested the model will use the same turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that resides in the Leon Cupra. It produces 300 PS (220 kW) and 380 Nm (280 lb-ft) of torque.
Speaking of performance, we can expect an assortment of other upgrades including a sport-tuned suspension and beefier brakes. The car should also have a revised interior with plenty of Cupra badging.
SEAT will celebrate the debut of the Cupra sub-brand on February 22nd and its possible the crossover will be shown alongside the new Cupra Ibiza. Both models will then likely make an appearance at the Geneva Motor Show.