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The SEAT Ateca SUV goes faster* with a new sporty FR version

*Probably.

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SEAT HAS ANNOUNCED a sporty FR version of its Ateca SUV range, which will debut at next month’s Barcelona Motor Show.

Currently, the Ateca range consists of S, SE and X-Cellence and the new FR model will sit between the SE and X-Cellence versions.

The Ateca FR will wear 18-inch ‘Performance’ alloys, or optional 19-inch machined alloys and will have body-coloured wheel arches. The side skirts will come with an aluminium moulding that runs along the lower section of the doors. The rear window is framed by black spoilers, and there is a body-coloured rear spoiler.

The FR also gets a redesigned rear bumper that is the same hue as the body colour; and the front grill comes in gloss black. The LED front fog lights feature an FR design.

Source: Newspress

In fact, you’ll never forget you are driving an FR thanks to the smattering of logos about the exterior and interior. You’ll find them on the front and rear of the car as well as on the door strips and steering wheel.

Source: Newspress

The cabin gets a leather multi-function steering wheel with a gloss black insert, sports seats clad in Alcantara or optional leather, and there are aluminium foot pedals. Red stitching on the steering wheel, and seats and gear lever gaiter make the car look even sportier, and also make it go faster (probably).

The roof lining and door mouldings have an exclusive FR finish.

Source: Newspress

Engine wise, the FR will be powered by a 150hp 2.0-litre TDI and 190hp 2.0-litre TDI and a new190hp 2.0-litre TSI petrol unit. There will be a range of manual and DSG-auto transmissions and four-wheel-drive will be available with all engines and DCC (Dynamic Chassis Control) and progressive steering will also be available.

Irish prices and more details will be announced in the summer.

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