Ateca's pricing starts from around £18,000 and there's a choice of four trim levels - 'S', 'SE', 'FR' and range-topping 'XCELLENCE' where variants sit in the £24,000 to £30,000 bracket.
Standard equipment across the range includes air conditioning, a 'Media System Touch' five-inch touchscreen with USB and SD connectivity, a leather steering wheel and gearknob, plus split-folding rear seats with reclining function. On the outside, there are 16-inch 'Design' alloy wheels and LED daytime running lights. The mid-range 'SE' version features upgraded infotainment and an eight-speaker stereo and larger 17-inch wheels. And 'XCELLENCE' models include a Connectivity Hub with a wireless 'phone charger, plus the 'SEAT Drive Profile' system that allows you to tweak steering feel, throttle response and gearchange timings to suit the way you want to drive.
The extensive array of technology options extends from full-LED headlights to a broad portfolio of assistance systems, like an innovative Traffic Jam Assist set-up and an Emergency Assist feature, to a package of latest-generation infotainment systems with eight-inch touchscreens and Full Link connectivity.
The infotainment screen functions with MirrorLink and Apple CarPlay connectivity and the system will also read out new text, Twitter and Facebook messages and let you dictate a reply. It's even got the capability to let you set up your own screen gestures to shortcut to your most popular commands.