SEAT Ateca wins Auto Express Best Crossover 2016 at the New Car Awards
The new SEAT Ateca is already proving that its combination of distinctive and dynamic styling, highly efficient engines, advanced connectivity, convenience technology and feel-good driving experience is a winning formula by scooping the Best Crossover title on its first appearance in the Auto Express New Car Awards. It proved its quality by defeating competition that included some of the best sellers in what is becoming a fiercely competitive market.
“The Ateca has made a dramatic entry into the crossover class and is a particularly impressive first effort from SEAT,” Auto Express Editor, Graham Hope, commented. “It offers everything that is great about the Leon in a superb-looking new package, and blends excellent performance with decent practicality and strong value for money. It’s a compelling new crossover option for buyers.”
These sentiments back up the outstanding performance of the Ateca in its first UK road test in the latest issue of the magazine, where it received a full five star rating. Auto Express declared the 2.0 TDI 150 XCELLENCE 4Drive model “follows in the footsteps of the Leon and goes straight to the top of the class.”
Take a look at the Award Winning Crossover:
The Ateca’s success was part of a formidable across-the-board performance by SEAT, with four other models posting Commended results too: Leon (previously a three-time winner) in the Compact Family Car class, Leon ST in Estate, Leon CUPRA 290 (another returning title-holder) for Hot Hatch and the new Alhambra for MPV.