Cupra ATEKe 2018 – the firstborn of the new Cupra
The new “charged" 300-horsepower ATEKe Cupra crossover (ATEKe Seat Cupra) with the all-new Cupra is officially presented shortly before the world premiere on the podium of the Geneva Motor Show in March 2018. The Cupra brand was separated from the Spanish company Seat into an independent division and became another brand in the vast Volkswagen empire. In our review of ATEKe Cupra (Cupra Ateka) 2018-2019 – the cost of equipment, photos and videos, technical specifications of a compact crossover with a powerful 300-horsepower 2.0 TSI turbocharged engine, a 7-speed DSG robot and 4Drive all-wheel drive. Sales of the first-born Cupra in the European market will begin in April 2018 at a price ofin the region of 38,000 euros, using 280 specially selected Seat dealers. Official sales of the “charged” crossover ATEKe Cupra have not been planned recently.
The most powerful and temperamental modification of the Spanish car seat since 1996, was supplemented with the Cupra prefix – Seat Ibiza Cupra, Seat Leon Cupra, Seat Leon SC Cupra, Seat Leon ST Cupra. "Charged" Ibiza and Leon sold modest numbers. However, as a simple Seaty. But in 2016, the seat finally began to turn a profit and allowed itself to be spun off as a separate brand of Cupra. In accordance with the structure of the plan, Seat and Volkswagen, the newly formed company managed to significantly expand the line of "charged" cars and increase sales over the next 5 years. According to preliminary information, in addition to ATEK, the Cupra crossover is preparing to enter the market with the Arona Cupra mini-crossover and the Cupra hatchbacks Ibiza and Leon Cupra.
The ATEK crossover Cupra is based on the SEAT ATEK model with a total body length of 4360 mm, wheelbase dimensions of 2640 mm and splattermania represented by the Volkswagen Tiguan and Skoda Karoq. In this case, from the usual ATEKe crossover, the “charged” Atek Cupra is not only the presence of a more powerful engine – a turbocharged four-cylinder 2.0 TSI (300 hp), is present by default, a DSG 7 robotic gearbox, a 4Drive system, all-wheel drive, adaptive shock absorbers and seat profile drive system with 6 prescribed modes of engine, gearbox, suspension and steering (colorful Cupra mode replaces ECO), as well as original details that adorn the exterior and interior of the crossover.
External differences come down to the presence of Cupra branded logos on the original false radiator grille and trunk lid, and the Cupra inscription finishing the lower part of the sporty and powerful bumper with huge air intakes and the lower edge of the fifth door. I should add that the bumper on the “charged” crossover was created specifically with a high top speed of 245 mph in mind and is available for the crossover. This strut is designed to provide not only excellent aerodynamic performance, but also the maximum possible airflow for the turbocharged engine and rear twin tailpipe nozzles. Also the first brand offers standard Cupra 19-inch alloy wheels with a luxurious pattern, low-profile 245/40 ZR19 tires and a large spoiler above the tailgate glass, fitting even on the sides of the door.
The interior of the new ATEKe Cupra crossover is generally the same as the ATEKE seat donor model, but the quality of the materials used is high quality artificial leather, alcantara and velor (seats and door cards), a large number of glossy decor and polished aluminum. Thus, the standard version of the “charged” crossover impresses with a digital instrument panel, a sports and multifunctional steering wheel with a puffy trimmed lower edge complemented by paddle shifters for forced gear shifting, dual-zone climate control, an advanced multimedia system with an 8-inch color screen (Apple CarPlay and android auto, mirror link, navigation), wireless charging pad for smartphones, keyless door unlocking system and start button engine stop surround view system,
If you order the optional performance package, the crossover also gets leather seats, carbon-fiber interior and body trim, Brembo brakes, 2019 and even Recaro sports bucket seats.
Specifications Cupra ATEKe 2018-2019.
Under the hood of a “charged” crossover, a turbo four 2.0 TSI with a capacity of 300 hp. with. and works in tandem with the “robot” DSG 7, which transmits traction to all wheels using the 4Drive all-wheel drive system. Such a technical arsenal allows the car to extract from 0 to 100 km / h in just 5.4 seconds and reach a top speed of 245 km.