Cupra has enhanced the appeal of the Ateca by presenting the new Special Edition at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show.
Set to go on sale before the end of the year, the model adds carbon fiber side mirrors and rear spoiler. It also gets exclusive 20-inch copper alloy wheels and an Akrapovic exhaust system that shaves 7 kg (15 lbs) off the standard car’s weight.
The interior features Petrol Blue Alcantara on the front sports seats, rear seats and door panels, as well as black frame surrounding the air outlets and central console. The copper carbon fiber mouldings frame the dashboard and climate controls and each car gets a set of premium Cupra floor mats.
“Uniqueness is one of the core values of the Cupra vision. As we did last year with the Cupra R, we want to offer a limited edition of our most successful models and surprise those car enthusiasts who are passionate about exclusive design products”, commented the Director of Strategy, Business, Development and Operations, Antonino Labate. “With the Cupra Ateca Special Edition, we took the customization to the next level with a handcrafted vehicle.”
Power still comes from the 2.0-liter turbo-four, which delivers 300 PS (296 hp / 221 kW) and 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) of torque. It works in conjunction with a seven-speed automatic gearbox and all-wheel drive and allows the sporty compact SUV to cover the 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) sprint in 5.2 seconds and max out at 247 km/h (153 mph).
The Ateca Special Edition joins the Formentor at the Swiss auto show. The latter is an SUV coupe concept with a plug-in hybrid powertrain that churns out a combined output of 245 PS (242 hp / 180 kW) and has an electric range of up to 50 km (31 miles) in the WLTP standard.