Exclusive 2020 Cupra Ateca Limited Edition launched

A limited-run model of the Cupra Ateca SUV gets styling pack, new exhaust and option of more power

  • Just 100 special-edition cars available
  • Fast Ateca hits 0-62mph in under five seconds
  • Prices start at £42,120

The Cupra Ateca Limited Edition is now on sale for £42,120, almost a year after it was first revealed at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show. Only 100 are being produced and 20 of those will be sold with an exclusive paint colour and an upgraded exhaust system for £45,160.

The Limited Edition versions may have extra kit and exclusivity but you’ve really got to like the changes to pay the premium over the standard model, which starts at £37,365. Since the Cupra Ateca was launched, more fast SUVs have joined the fray, so rivals now include the Audi SQ2, Volkswagen T-Roc R and BMW X2 M340i.

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The special edition Cupra Ateca SUV gets an Akrapovič exhaust, which is 7kg lighter than the standard system and enhances the sound of the unchanged 296bhp turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol engine. Power goes to all-four wheels via a seven-speed DSG gearbox, with the car taking 4.9 seconds to get from 0-62mph before reaching a top speed of 153mph. The exclusive 20-inch alloy wheels replace the 19-inch versions on the standard car and allow huge 18-inch Brembo brake discs to be fitted.

If 296bhp isn’t quite enough, you can opt for a power upgrade provided by ABT Sportsline. This increases power to 345bhp and improves torque too, resulting in better throttle response. Zero-to-62mph is unchanged at 4.9 seconds, while the top speed is slightly higher at 158mph. ABT also lowers the car and offers branded alloy wheels and other extras.

Styling changes include a choice of two grey paint finishes, the new alloy wheels, copper accent detailing for the bodywork, a larger copper-infused carbon fibre rear wing and carbon fibre door mirror covers.

The interior has received a number of revisions to set it apart from the standard car, including the addition of a pair of ‘Petrol Blue’ Alcantara bucket seats, matching retrimmed rear seats, black detailing for both the centre console and air vents, copper-coloured carbon fibre interior dash inserts and special Cupra-branded floor mats.

The Cupra Ateca Special Edition retains all of the tech from the standard variant, including the digital dial display, eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system, keyless entry and adaptive suspension.

Both the Cupra Ateca Limited Edition and the ABT-tuned version return up to 32.5mpg and CO2 emissions of 192g/km.

Do you want to know more about the Cupra Ateca SUV? Check out the Carbuyer review, or see our picks of the best 4x4s and SUVs to buy in 2020.

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