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SEAT Ateca FR Black Edition trim level now available

Car Buyer logo Car Buyer 15/01/2020 Ben Custard
a red car parked on the side of a road: SEAT Ateca FR Black Edition trim level now available © Carbuyer SEAT Ateca FR Black Edition trim level now available
FR Black Edition adds cosmetic changes and extra equipment Available to order now Prices range from £28,845 - £35,180

The SEAT Ateca is now available in a sporty FR Black Edition specification, which adds styling tweaks and extra equipment over the Ateca FR. On sale now, the Ateca FR Black Edition costs from £28,845 for the 1.5-litre petrol model, rising to £35,180 for a car with 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. A small selection of colours - Crystal Black, Nevada White, Velvet Red and Rhodium Grey - are available and are included in the price.

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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 screenwash.

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 LED lights all-round, sat nav, multi-coloured ambient lighting and auto lights and wipers.

Two petrol engines are available; a 1.5-litre with 148bhp and a 2.0-litre with 187bhp. 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. SEAT claims up to 41.5mpg and 126g/km of CO2 for the 1.5-litre engine with a manual gearbox (40.4mpg and 124g/km for the automatic), and figures of 33.6mpg and 156g/km for the more powerful petrol engine.

The two diesel engines are pretty similar - there’s a choice of 148 and 187bhp power outputs, with a choice of manual or automatic on the former and four-wheel-drive on the latter, coupled to the automatic gearbox. The 148bhp engine is also available with 4WD. Choose the 148bhp diesel with the manual gearbox and you can expect almost 50mpg, or 48mpg for automatic models. Opting for four-wheel drive means the diesel engines are barely any more economical than the 148bhp petrol engine, so we’d only recommend it if you live somewhere rural or tow regularly.

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