The Spanish brand has just introduced its first ever sport utility vehicle and it seems the first tuning project involving the sleek crossover comes from none others than Je Design.
We’re pretty much stoned the aftermarket specialists haven’t already presented an influx of modifications – since we’re pretty much sure the Ateca will turn into Seat’s best selling model in no time. The Je Design program for the Ateca kicks off with accessories that can enhance either the aesthetics or the aerodynamics – for example an add-on for the top of the bumper or a rear spoiler. Je Design even claims “the improved aerodynamics may also contribute to improved fuel efficiency, ” but this is ambiguous at best. The tuner also fitted 30mm lowering springs that can work with the original dampers, and completed the look with new alloys – 10-spoke design in matte black can be had in 20 or 21 inch sizes.
The performance factor may also be improved with the addition of two versions of the company’s performance exhaust. First off are quad 80mm diameter tailpipes while the second has oval tailpipes measuring 160 x 90mm – both versions can be fitted on the AWD Ateca as well. Fortunately, there’s also an engine enhancement – the flagship 2.0 TDI with 190 PS jumps to 210 PS and 430 Nm (317 lb-ft) of torque for a small improvement in the top speed, which now stands at 220 km/h (137 mph).