300HP SEAT Ateca Cupra Aims To Be A True Sport Utility Vehicle

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.

  • LWOAP

    Had my eye on this thing for awhile. It looks like it will finally see the light of day. Will it be any good, though? That remains to be seen.

  • gor134

    I like it. especially the little bar area in the lower bumper that looks like a Touareg R Line

  • TheHake

    I don’t get the point of these ‘sub-brands’. This will last a few years and disappear again I’m sure.

    • Same, especially for Cupra, like what’s the different.

  • Miknik

    I don’t really get these “Hot SUVs”. With the low bumper, skirts and lowered suspension you combine all the “added offroad ability” of a hot hatch with the added weight and driving dynamics of a tall SUV. Certainly not the best of both worlds.

    If you are a mom or a pensioner and like to sit high, you don’t need 300hp. If you want a hot hatch, buy the associated seating position….

  • Elmediterraneo

    That’s just Seat’s Tiguan R

  • I wonder more about the pricing, Seat used to be an affordable performance.

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