Less great, less technically, less sober

Weiterstadt, 13 April 2016

Seat expects much of its first SUV: the Ateca 2016 offered from late summer to be the third pillar in addition to Leon and Ibiza, known as VW its Tiguan as the fourth pillar of the brand in addition to golf, Polo and Passat. We have all the details of the car and compare with the Tiguan, starting end of April.

The flexible MQB

Like the new VW Tiguan and the planned Skoda SUV (possibly under the name of Kodiak) the seat Ateca based on the modular transverse box (MQB). Unlike earlier in the VW group usually follow the three coaches of any simple platform strategy with identical wheelbases and almost the same dimensions: 4.36 m the Ateca is the smallest of the three, the Tiguan is the Kodiak with 4.70 metres with 4.49 meters stolze 13 centimeters longer, even 34 centimeters. Optical effect of seat of less sober than the VW, also some rabaukenhaft on the front with the large air intakes and the highlighted diffuser.

Five engines, front - and all-wheel drive

In comparison to the larger Tiguan also the engines fail at Ateca smaller. The Tiguan currently only with two-litre engines is to have, so we go in Ateca already at capacity 1.0 litres. Overall, the first two petrol and three diesel are offered. Is the base engine (known from the VW Golf TSI BlueMotion) 1.0 TSI with 115 HP. The three-cylinder accelerates the 1.3-ton in 10.5 seconds to 100. Continue 150 PS strong 1.4 TSI with cylinder shut-off with, in addition to the 1.6 TDI 115 HP and the 2.0 TDI with 150 or 190 horsepower. In addition to front-wheel drive also four-wheel drive will be offered, as an alternative to the six-speed manual there are DSG.

Los gehts at less than 20,000 euros

The base Ateca (he will start slightly later than the other versions, namely in November) there for 19.990 euro for a Tiguan you must put down at least ten Grand more. An Ateca with a small diesel is available from 23.190 euro. The basic equipment offers the basic necessities, including air conditioning and an audio system with 5.0-inch solid color display and USB interface reference. Alloy wheels added, automatic climate control, cruise control, a color display, fog lights and Park beeper come back the style version.

LED headlights and more

The top version Xcellence offers 18-inch alloy wheels, Alcantarasitze, an ambient light, light and rain sensor, an 8.0 inch screen, a rear-view camera, a keyless access and start system, LED headlights, and a driving mode setting. The latter recalls clearly the new Tiguan: on the center console, there is a dial with the modes of eco, normal, sport, individual, off-road and sports. More high-tech tools for the Ateca are a traffic jam Assistant, an anti-collision system, an Abstandstempomat, a 360-degree camera system, a traffic sign recognition, as well as Assistant for the blind spot and more.

Compromising the technology offer

You can not say that the Group neglected the seat at the technology, but the Ateca gets not the full load. So you get the LED headlights for seat not with suppression of oncoming traffic ("dynamic light assist") and not with cam function. The chic active info display from the Tiguan won't make it in the seat, just as little as the head-up display with plexiglass or the Adaptive dampers. But seat trying to give more oomph Ateca with nice light features. So the "welcome light" when unlocking the doors lit the boarding area, name and silhouette of the Ateca are projected on the floor. The driver will then take place, pulsing a light ring around the Start button. Also, there are lights in eight colors.

Less variable

There is no sliding rear seats or a folding front passenger seat back as in the Tiguan for the Ateca. Of course, even the trunk is small, it contains 510 litres at the all cyclists in five configuration only 485 litres. The maximum value is not specified. The Tiguan are 520 to 615 litres depending on the position of the back seat, become 1,655 litres by folding down the seats. As for the Tiguan a variable shelf is offered and the seatbacks fold down from the trunk. The tailgate can be opened in two cars optional electrically and closed, a sensor control is only available for the opening. Here in other words, tie, but overall offers less than the Tiguan the Ateca in many respects. The seat benefits speak for the less sober optics, which has less length when parking in the city its compact design and lower price but definitely. (sl)