The CUPRA Ateca integrates an intelligent traction system that can react to its surroundings instantly. The all-wheel drive 4Drive technology analyses road conditions in real time, including the speed of the car, speed of each wheel, the direction, and the driving style or mode to quickly and progressively deliver power at each moment to the necessary wheels.
Optimised to work together with all the available driving modes, Comfort, Sport, Individual, Snow, Off-Road and, of course, the CUPRA mode, the 4Drive system is designed to enhance driveability, adjust to any given situation so the CUPRA Ateca can continue no matter what the conditions.
The 4Drive system incorporates the latest generation of multi-disc traction technology, using hydraulic operation and electronic control to deliver power to the wheels in a highly controlled manner, maximising traction even in the most challenging of conditions.
Located on the rear axle, the system sits at the end of the drive shaft in front of the rear differential, improving weight distribution, reducing inertia and speeding up reaction time.
When engaged 4Drive can adjust the driving torque delivered to each axle from a 50-50 split between front and rear, to sending all of the power to the rear axle instantly. Torque can even be controlled between wheels on either side of the vehicle thanks to the EDS electronic aid which locks the slipping wheel relative to the opposite side, meaning no transversal torque is lost.
The combination of chassis technologies and a progressive steering system, not only does the CUPRA Ateca offer a superlative drive but an intuitive connection between vehicle and driver, so whether you’re powering down the motorway or climbing off-road through snow and ice, the CUPRA Ateca remains assured and capable.
The CUPRA Ateca has power, performance and driveability at its very core, with the high performance four-cylinder petrol engine its beating heart.
The 1,984cc direct-injection, turbocharged unit produces an impressive power output of 300PS between 5,300rpm and 6,500rpm, with a huge 400Nm of torque available at a wide range of 2,000-5,200rpm, giving the high-performance SUV a maximum speed of 247km/h.
The SUV can reach 100km/h from a standing start in just 5.2 seconds. The rapid acceleration aided by the integration of the newly developed seven-speed DSG transmission and a launch control function.
The outright performance of the CUPRA Ateca’s engine is matched with a dynamic ability few would expect from an SUV, aided by a chassis that has been developed to adapt to an assortment of driving scenarios.
The CUPRA Ateca’s state-of-the-art adaptive suspension system, Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC), can adjust to the driver’s needs, helping deliver its enormous performance to the tarmac. And when the CUPRA Ateca turns of the smooth asphalt drivers can find a new dynamism, athleticism and competence in the SUV.