2023 Cupra Ateca pricing and features for Australia

Cupra's hot Ateca SUV comes packing a 221kW 2.0-litre turbo shared with its Volkswagen T-Roc R cousin

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  • 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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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)
Satellite navigation
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
Gloss-black highlights
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
Progressive steering
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
Floor mats
Metallic paint (nevada white, graphite grey, magic black)
Black roof rails
Park assist
Front and rear parking sensors
360-degree camera
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
Blind-spot monitoring
Side exit assist
Lane-keep 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. 
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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.

David Bonnici


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