New CUPRA Ateca

The new CUPRA Ateca: the most contemporary interpretation of sportiness

Martorell, 29 October 2018

Controlling the output of the CUPRA Ateca’s engine and turning it into usable performance relies on a chasis setup that can adapt to differing requirements.

The CUPRA Ateca benefits from an independent front suspension setup using MacPherson struts and a multilink rear, but also integrates the adaptive suspension system, Dynamic Chassis Control, to give a setup that can be adjusted to the driver’s needs, helping deliver the CUPRA Ateca’s enormous performance to the tarmac.

But more than this, the CUPRA Ateca integrates the 4Drive traction system, one of the safest, most advanced integrated traction systems in the world. The all-wheel drive 4Drive technology analyses road conditions in real time, including the speed of the car, speed of each wheel, the steering wheel position, and the driving style or mode to quickly and progressively deliver power at each moment to the necessary wheels. The 4Drive system is all in all designed to enhance the driveability of the CUPRA Ateca no matter what the conditions.

Optimised to work together with all the available driving modes, Comfort, Sport, Individual, Snow, Off-Road and, of course, the CUPRA mode.

When selecting the CUPRA mode in the Drive Profile, drivers will hear the engine react immediately with a refined yet natural sound coming from the exhaust, but will also notice the adaptive Dynamic Chassis Control setup adjust to give a sportier edge to the car. Chosing any of the other driving modes will also present a discernable change to the CUPRA Ateca’s character.

With so much performance at the driver’s fingertips, engineers have upgraded the CUPRA Ateca’s braking system. The SUV now benefits from larger front and rear discs, at 340mm and 310mm respectively, giving greater confidence in the SUV. As an option, the Performance Pack adds 18” Brembo performance brakes in black.

Thanks to the combination of chassis technologies and a progressive steering system, the setup guarantees not only a superlative drive but an intuitive connection between vehicle and driver.