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Cupra Ateca review - Interior, design and technology

The use of high-end materials and a digital dashboard give the Cupra Ateca a premium feel

The designers have worked hard to give the Cupra Ateca a bespoke, sporty feel, but there’s no disguising the fact that you’re sat inside a SEAT. Not even with a Cupra logo staring back at you from the centre of the steering wheel.

It’s not that the interior doesn’t impress. The cabin is loaded with soft-touch plastics, while the Alcantara seats are comfortable and supportive. Other nice touches include the Alcantara door cards, copper stitching, Cupra logo puddle lights and aluminium pedals.

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Overall, the interior design stays just the right side of tasteful, but we’d hope for a more bespoke approach from future Cupra models. Not that there are any complaints concerning the level of specification.

All cars come with keyless entry and start, dual-zone climate control, wireless phone charging and tinted rear windows, while heated seats are available as part of the Comfort & Sound pack.

Crucially, the Cupra is the only Ateca to feature a digital cockpit. Similar in style and using the same electronics as Audi’s Virtual Cockpit, it features a 1280 x 480 pixel TFT display that replaces the analogue dials with full-colour dials that can be set to show maps, navigation and a host of other information.

Sat-nav, stereo and infotainment

The 8-inch infotainment system found on higher-end SEAT Ateca models is standard on the Cupra, delivering the usual navigation and entertainment information, as well as performance-led data, such as oil temperature and G-forces.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are fitted as standard, while a Beats audio system is available as part of the Comfort & Sound pack.

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