The Cupra brand was split off into its entity a few years ago, and the Ateca was their first fully branded car. Hence the rather aggressive and funky new logo and no Seat badges anywhere.
This helps with positioning as a sportier, high-performance brand within the VW Group, and Ateca is a good example. Yes, from the outside, it may look like a typical family SUV, but underneath – this is a Golf R.
The familiar EA888 2.0 litre four-cylinder turbo engine produces 296bhp and goes to all four wheels via a 7-speed DSG gearbox. It can sprint to 62mph in 5.3 seconds and onto a 153mph top speed while making a fruity noise from the quad exhausts.
This VZ3 is the highest-specced Ateca you can buy, with the Sound and Comfort Pack (which brings Adaptive cruise control, heated seats, electric tailgate and Beats audio), the Design Pack that features bronze detailing to the wheels, CUPRA branded Brembo brakes and glossed black accents elsewhere.
It certainly looks the part, and having driven this Ateca, we can confirm it’s a riot to drive while still being practical and sensible when you want it to be.
The perfect all-rounder? You decide! And you can win one with BOTB!
HERE'S HOW IT WORKS
Play Spot The Ball for a chance to be the next big weekly winner. But hurry - the competition closes at midnight Sunday!
1. SELECT TICKETS
Choose from 180 cars - tickets start from 90p
2. PLAY SPOT THE BALL
Get closest to the judges in our skilled Spot the Ball game to win. What's this?
3. WINNER ANNOUNCED
Closest position to our panel of Judges wins! Comp ends midnight Sunday, Winner announced every Tuesday!
DID YOU KNOW?
- Choose a coordinate for each ticket, where you think the centre of the ball is
- Use the line drawing tools to help you pick your coordinates
- Watch the very short video to see how & why
Christian and the team were in Surrey today to surprise this week's Dream Car winner, Colin Luckhurst, with a brand new Audi RSQ3 Sportback Vorsprung!
As taxi driver Aamer Mahmood arrived at Stratstone dealership to pick up his last customer, nothing looked out of the ordinary. What he didn’t know is that BOTB presenter Christian had sneakily pre-booked Aamer!
Delivery driver Tate was speechless when he answered the door to BOTB presenter Christian – and who could blame him? The Essex local had just won a BMW X5 xDrive 30d M-Sport worth £72,190) and £30,000 cash in this week’s Dream Car Competition!