The Seat Ateca is due for its mid-life facelift and the company has brought out a pair of camouflaged test cars on public roads.
Our spies spotted two test cars dressed in different types of camouflage, with the one having its entire front end under a wrap and the other one showing more skin and giving us a better idea of what to expect.
The facelift will bring a redesigned front grille, along with new-style bumpers that feature the daytime-running LED lights most likely mounted on the air intakes under the headlights. The design differences between standard and sportier trim levels will most likely be more obvious this time.
Both the headlights and the taillights will also get a new lighting signature as well, along with the usual new wheel designs and new color options.
The interior of the test cars seems largely the same with the current Ateca, with the changes expected to be subtle and limited to a redesigned steering wheel and switchgear, as well as an updated infotainment system. One would expect that the company would give the Ateca their latest-style dashboard with the floating infotainment display as used on the Tarraco but apparently that’s not the case.
Bigger changes should arrive in the powertrain department; with Seat almost ready to reveal the new Leon hatchback, it’s only natural to expect that the facelifted Ateca will adopt most of its engine options, since the two are based on basically the same architecture. That will probably include VW Group’s upcoming 48-volt hybrid and plug-in hybrid versions.
Sales of the 2020 Seat Ateca are expected to start in the first half of 2020, with the car itself probably heading to Frankfurt Motor Show this September for its big reveal.