The first ever sport utility vehicle from the Spanish brand has debuted earlier this month in front of the worldwide audience of the Geneva Motor Show and already it has been spotted in the flesh at home in Spain.
We see here footage of the model taken at night, with the bright LEDs doing the work to make it unmistakable – err, maybe not so much since people might confuse it with the Leon, a model that has donated lots of components and many design cues. Not even a month after the Swiss presentation, the Ateca is already fashionable on the streets of what appears to be that marvelous Spanish city – Barcelona. What we have here is an orange pre-production model and since the Ateca is about four years younger than its Leon brother the former will be filled with new technology (useful or not) – such as puddle lights delivering the Seat logo from the side mirrors. Additionally the headlights and taillights have been granted a 3D effect and interior ambient lighting has tons of different hues.
By the way, while the model is named after the Spanish town of Ateca in Aragon Seat decided to manufacture the model at the same Czech factory that assembles the Yeti and will also bring to life Skoda’s upcoming Kodiak crossover. The Ateca can be had initially with a base 1.0 TSI engine and costing around 18,000 euros. Go for larger engines and you can even have the 2.0-liter TDI with either 150 or 190 hp.