The SEAT Ateca is now available in a sporty FR Black Edition specification, which adds styling tweaks and extra equipment over the regular Ateca FR.

 

On sale now, the Ateca FR Black Edition trim is available across the seven-model engine and transmission line-up, from the 1.5-litre petrol manual, to the most powerful diesel engine and an automatic gearbox.

As the name suggests, choosing the Black Edition means many of the car’s exterior trim pieces are painted in gloss black. The door mirrors, air intake surrounds, roof rails, window surrounds and alloy wheels are all finished in black, and the headlights are tinted. Four exterior paint colours – Crystal Black, Nevada White, Velvet Red and Rhodium Grey – are available and included as standard.

The interior gets black leather upholstery on the new special-edition model, and the FR Black Edition also comes with the Winter Pack as standard. This adds heated front seats, heated washers and a sensor that tells you when you’re running low on screen wash.

Ateca FR Black Edition

Black Edition cars also come with a 10-inch digital instrument cluster and an eight-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink. The front seats are designed to be supportive and look sporty, and the driver’s seat gets electrical adjustment. The equipment list also includes all-round LED lights, satnav, multi-coloured ambient lighting and auto lights and wipers.

On the engine front, two petrol engines are available; a 1.5-litre with 148hp and a 2.0-litre with 187hp. The former gets cylinder-deactivation technology to save fuel, and comes with the choice of a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic gearbox, while the latter is only offered with the automatic gearbox and all-wheel drive.

The two diesel engines are available with a choice of 148hp and 187hp power outputs, paired with either a manual or automatic ‘box on the former and four-wheel-drive on the latter, coupled to the automatic gearbox. The 148hp engine is also available with 4WD.

Like the regular Ateca, the Black Edition comes with the full range of standard safety and driving aids, including anti-lock braking system, traction control system, electronic stability control and electronic differential lock system.