Fleet News

Fleet News Awards 2017: Best Mid-size SUV - Seat Ateca

Peter McDonald, Seat UK head of fleet & business sales (left), picks up the award from Elliot Scott, fleet director, Thrifty Car & Van RentalSeat has been eyeing up the crossover sector for a while, with relatively capable four-wheel drive versions of existing models with raised ground clearance, but in 2016 it took the plunge with its first authentic SUV.

And the Ateca is a very impressive first attempt, offering substance to back up its obvious style.

Derived from the same platform as the new Tiguan, comparisons are inevitable, but it’s the Ateca that looks and feels a smarter choice. The entry-level and mid-grade versions are well equipped for the money, but Seat also offers a high-grade version allowing it to compete with premium players for technology and materials.

And, unlike some otherwise exceptional cars in this sector, the Ateca is also available with four-wheel drive.

Seat offers two petrol variants, ranging from 115PS to 150PS, and three diesels, with power from 115PS to 190PS, the latter coming only with four-wheel drive.

Picture caption: Peter McDonald, Seat UK head of fleet & business sales (left), picks up the award from Elliot Scott, fleet director, Thrifty Car & Van Rental

Finalists

  • BMW X1
  • Kia Sportage
  • Peugeot 3008
  • Range Rover Evoque
  • Seat Ateca
  • Toyota CH-R
  • Volkswagen Tiguan

Highly commended

  • Peugeot 3008

Judges’ comments

Excellent value for money for fleets and drivers, the Ateca has a high quality interior, good range of diesel and petrol engines and attractive looks. Seat has a winner in this category.

Awards video

 

Pictures from the 2017 Fleet News Awards Gallery

Click a thumbnail to view all the images in the gallery.



Leave a comment for your chance to win £20 of John Lewis vouchers.

Every issue of Fleet News the editor picks his favourite comment from the past two weeks – get involved for your chance to appear in print and win!

Comment as guest


Login  /  Register

Comments

No comments have been made yet.

Compare costs of your company cars

Looking to acquire new vehicles? Check how much they'll cost to run with our Car Running Cost calculator.

What is your BIK car tax liability?

The Fleet News car tax calculator lets you work out tax costs for both employer and employee