SEAT’s brand new Ateca SUV is already basking in the glory of its first award, even before it’s landed in showrooms. Now, it’s revelling in the limelight as the best performing SEAT model in history for a residual value (RV) forecast from leading industry experts, CAP.
Automotive data expert, CAP, has announced that the new SEAT Ateca, the Barcelona-based brand’s first SUV, is anticipated to deliver exceptional residual values that are either best, or podium ranking, depending on trim level and engine. The 1.0 TSI S, for example, is set to retain a stunning 59 per cent after three years/30,000 miles.
The SEAT Ateca already delivers on a whole host of levels, whether it’s comfort, quality, style, technology, let alone value-for-money. Now, its low running cost argument becomes even more compelling, with an impressive 52.6% of its value on average across the range after three years/30,000 miles.
The outcome of CAP’s forecasting comes as the Ateca is already drawing plenty of plaudits from the motoring press with various five-star verdicts, as well as achieving the highest possible score in the Euro NCAP safety test programme, with particularly strong adult and child passenger safety.
Underlining the Ateca’s impressive running cost credentials is its official CO2 emissions and fuel consumption figures; with up to 65.7 miles per gallon on the combined cycle in 1.6 TDI 115 PS manual guise, while emitting just 113 grams per kilometre of CO2. The entry-level petrol engine is a turbocharged 1.0-litre three-cylinder TSI unit, which also produces 115 PS, offering combined fuel economy of 54.3 mpg and CO2 emissions of just 119 g/km in ‘S’ trim. Even the powerful 2.0 TDI 150 PS 4Drive (four-wheel-drive) XCELLENCE manual can achieve 55.4 mpg and emits just 129 g/km of CO2.
SEAT UK Director, Richard Harrison, commented, “The news for Ateca just keeps getting better and better. Only two weeks ago, it was named Best Crossover in the Auto Express New Car Awards 2016, and now we’re celebrating an RV forecast just shy of 60%. Mind you, it really is a great all-round proposition, with substance to back up its undeniable style. That probably goes a long way to explaining why it’s already generating the highest level of interest we’ve ever seen for a new SEAT model in the UK.”
As if the odds were not already stacked in the SEAT Ateca’s favour, with such strong predicted RVs, the Spanish marque has also launched an exciting series of UK finance offers for its latest model, with pricing from as little as £279 per month, based on SE 1.6 TDI 115PS, 36 month, 10,000 mile per annum agreement – without metallic paint
Solutions Personal Contract Plan* representative example for Ateca SE 1.6 TDI 115PS (including metallic paint) subject to a 36 month/10,000 mile per annum agreement:
|35 monthly payments of||£299|
|Option to purchase fee*/acceptance fee**||£10/£0|
|OTR price (retail)||£22,475|
|Optional final payment||£10,855.06|
|Total amount payable by customer||£24,629.06|
|Amount of credit||£19,176|
In the UK, the new Ateca is priced from £17,990. Full details of SEAT’s first SUV are available at SEAT.co.uk.
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