The Cupra Ateca is partial of a broader descent to offer Cupra versions of some Seat models as good as, eventually, Cupra-only cars. Seat is perplexing to duplicate a instance of in-house opening groups like Renault Sport. It will launch 7 models by 2020 as partial of assertive expansion plans.
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While a initial models will be reworked versions of stream Seat machines, with Cupra Ibiza and Arona models expected in 2019, a organisation hinted that it could introduce standalone Cupra models in a future, as partial of skeleton to use a code as a technological figurehead.
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The brand’s sales and selling trainer Wayne Griffiths said that bursting from Seat was critical for code value. “In terms of positioning it adds some-more to go with a apart brand,” he said. “If we kept it in a Seat universe there would always be compromises. We wish to take it out of a Seat universe to a competition track. Most firms that have sporting brands take them out of heritage, like Abarth. But we wish to demeanour to a future
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Cupra models will be formed on Seats – for a foreseeable future, during slightest – though with significantly aloft performance, some-more customisation options and a apart sales channel. Only about one-fifth of Seat’s play network will be awarded Cupra sub-franchises and models are set to be sole by specialists from Cupra-only areas.
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Autocar initial reported on a skeleton final year, when a breeze of a new heading was shown in heading filings. Seat trainer Luca de Meo after certified that Cupra would “add another dimension” to Seat’s appeal.
“Cupra emerged not only as a business discussion,” he said. “This is a stipulation of adore for motoring, in a multitude apropos a bit antipathetic to a sector.”
The Cupra Ateca is powered by a 296bhp chronicle of a Volkswagen Group’s EA888 2.0-litre turbocharged engine, nonetheless a torque rise of 295lb ft is aloft than that constructed by a identical engine in a Leon Cupra 300. Drive passes by a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox – there are no skeleton for a primer chronicle – with torque diverted rearwards when compulsory by a part-time Haldex all-wheel expostulate system. Cupra claims a 5.2sec 0-62mph time and a 153mph tip speed.
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