- The Ateca will arrive with a single high-spec VZx variant
- $65,990 drive-away price includes three years of servicing
- Five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty
UPDATE, July 8, 2022: 2023 Cupra Ateca pricing and features announced
Cupra has detailed pricing and specification details for the mildly-updated 2023 Ateca VZx small SUV, ahead of orders commencing from August.
The only change for model-year 2023 is the addition of a towing pre-wiring kit as standard, at no extra cost over the MY22 model – which is available to order from today, July 8.
Cupra says the unbraked towing capacity for the Ateca is 750 kilograms, while the braked capacity is 2100kg.
Our original story, first published in April, has been updated to reflect this information and continues below.
The performance-orientated Ateca small SUV joins the Barcelona-based carmaker's Leon hatchback and Formentor crossover stablemates as the first models from Spain-based, Volkswagen Group-owned brand Cupra to go on sale in Australia.
All three come with drive-away pricing with three years' servicing included in the price, as well as a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.
The Ateca will be available with a single VZx variant which will retail for $60,990 with drive-away pricing set at $65,990.
The money brings a punchy 221kW/400Nm 2.0-litre, four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine coupled to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and '4Drive' all-wheel-drive.
Cupra claims the Ateca is capable of reaching 100km/h from a standing start in just 4.9 seconds.
It also comes with a comprehensive standard features list, including; metallic paint, 19-inch alloy wheels, full LED front and rear lighting, hands-free power tailgate, quad exhaust, Petrol Blue leather sports bucket seats, heated front seats, three-zone climate control, ambient interior lighting, 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, 9.2-inch infotainment system, satellite navigation, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a wireless phone charger, and a nine-speaker Beats Sound System with a 340-watt amplifier.
A full features list is available below.
Performance-oriented features include driving profile selection, dynamic chassis control and progressive steering.
Optional extras include Akrapovic Exhaust for $5950, a Brembo brake package ($4050), a panoramic sunroof ($1800) and premium metallic Dark Camouflage paint ($475).
As well as being racy, the Ateca offers reasonable practicality thanks to its 485-litre boot.
Cupra Ateca VZx features
|19-inch alloy wheels w/ 18-inch space-saver spare|
|Full LED headlights and daytime running lamps|
|LED tail-lights with dynamic indicators|
|10.25-inch digital instrument cluster|
|9.2-inch infotainment system|
|Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (wireless/wired)|
|Wireless phone charger|
|2x front and 2x rear USB-C ports|
|Ambient interior lighting|
|Hands-free power tailgate|
|Keyless entry with push-button start|
|Quad exhaust system|
|Three-zone climate control|
|Heated leather steering wheel with satellite buttons|
|Petrol blue leather bucket seats|
|Driving profile selection|
|Tyre pressure monitoring|
|Dynamic chassis control|
|Heated front seats with electric driver’s seat adjustment and memory|
|Heated side mirrors with memory function|
|Nine-speaker Beats audio system with subwoofer and 340-watt amplifier|
|Towing pre-wiring kit|
|Metallic paint (nevada white, graphite grey, magic black)|
|Black roof rails|
|Front and rear parking sensors|
|Auto-folding, heated side mirrors with memory and welcome light|
|Illuminated scuff plates.|
ANCAP is yet to provide a rating the Cupra Ateca, however, EuroNCAP scored five stars to the SUV under less-stringent 2016 criteria.
Seven airbags (driver, passenger, dual side, dual curtain and driver's knee) are fitted as standard.
The following active safety equipment is included in the Ateca VZx:
|Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection|
|Side exit assist|
|Driver attention monitoring|
|Auto high beam|
|Pre-crash passenger protection|
|Adaptive cruise control|
|Travel Assist – combines adaptive cruise control and lane-keep assist for highway driving.|
The Ateca has a wheelbase of 2638 millimetres, and is 4386mm long, 1841mm wide, and 1615mm high.
The model-year 2022 version is available to order from July 8, 2022, while 2023 Cupra Ateca orders – with a towing pre-wiring kit – will commence from August.