SEAT Ateca – voted 'Car of the Year' at the 2018 What Car? awards

The SEAT Ateca has recently been bestowed a prestigious accolade: 'Car of the Year for 2018' at the What Car? awards.

This popular SEAT SUV came top in the 'Best Family SUV for less than £20,000' category. So, what makes it particularly ideal for families who enjoy active lives?

The SEAT Ateca’s price point is a good place to start. The vehicle is certainly affordable, putting it within the reach of many family budgets. The car is practical too, with a five-door body that allows easy access, particularly for young children, and, inside, there’s more than enough room to accommodate a family of five.

All models feature air conditioning and front and rear power-operated windows, making it simple for everyone on board to enjoy an agreeable cabin temperature. A four-speaker sound system is included as standard, providing in-car entertainment. This features an AM/FM radio – and AUX, USB, and SD inputs that allow plenty of plug-and-play options.

SEAT Ateca at Specialist Cars SEAT
SEAT Ateca voted WhatCar? 'Best Family SUV'
SEAT Ateca at Specialist Cars SEAT
Style, space and an array of innovative driver technology

The Ateca possesses lots of stowage cubbies, allowing travellers to keep tabs on drinks and Sunday knick-knacks. A minimum-capacity 510-litre boot space is useful too, providing enough room to contain such items as rucksacks, walking boots, swimwear and more. A low load sill ensures that placing and retrieving bulking items is as simple as can be.

A five-star Euro NCAP crash test rating is a good indicator of how safe the Ateca is. Driver aids include Electronic Stability Control and Hill-hold Assist, while multiple airbags and ISOFIX fixtures – for securing younger passengers – are among the vehicle’s passive safety components.

Choose an Ateca trim level that suits your preferences. For instance, SE grades add roof rails that make it possible to transport items such as bikes or rafts. SE Technology trims, meanwhile, feature bigger (18-inch) alloy wheels and full LED headlights. The same grade also comes with a satellite navigation system that helps the family get where it needs to be, and in a timely fashion. Upgrade to the SEAT Ateca FR for four-wheel-drive and the power provided by a 2.0-litre 190bhp diesel engine, which produces 400Nm of torque and 0-60mph in roughly 7.3 seconds.

The multi-award-winning SEAT Ateca is available now from Specialist Cars SEAT – why not book your test drive with us today?