SEAT have a history of achievements at the What Car? Awards and history continued to repeat itself as they scooped two prestigious titles at the ceremony in London on 22 January.
The SEAT Arona celebrated its first year of sales by winning the Best Small SUV of The Year award for the second year in a row whilst the brand-new CUPRA Ateca won the inaugural Sports SUV of The Year title.
The brilliant SEAT Arona won the same award in 2018 and was first on the podium again this year. The model was praised by the panel of experts for its interior practicality, pricing, smooth ride and fun handling.
Commenting on the decision to award victory to the Arona for the second year in a row, Steve Huntingford, Editor, What Car? said: “It may be a small SUV, but the Arona has a large number of things going for it. Not only is it more practical than most rivals, but it's very well priced and feels grown-up to drive, with a settled, sophisticated ride and tidy handling.”
Arona was the car that launched easymove – SEAT’s simplified purchase model, now adopted throughout the entire SEAT range – so customers can buy the award-winning small SUV with ease. What Car?’s preferred specification, SE Technology, provides customers with a whole host of connectivity including rear parking sensors, SEAT’s Connectivity Pack Plus, which provides an 8-inch colour touchscreen with Media System Plus, proximity sensor and Sat Nav system with 3D mapping and voice recognition, wireless charger, two USB ports and AUX, and two SD card slots.
The CUPRA Ateca SUV won the first ever Sports SUV of the Year category at this years What Car? Awards. Judges commended the CUPRA Ateca for its unparalleled fun factor versus its more expensive rivals, costing just £35,900 OTR – thousands less than its rivals.
The award arrives less than a year after CUPRA became a standalone brand with the intention of offering even greater performance and design flair for enthusiasts who also want a high level of sophistication and sportiness.
Commenting on the decision to award the CUPRA Ateca as Sports SUV of the Year, Steve Huntingford, Editor, What Car? said: “CUPRA has managed to produce a car that’s every bit as fun to drive as more expensive rivals, despite undercutting them by thousands of pounds. In terms of smiles per mile, it's unsurpassed in the SUV market.”
The CUPRA Ateca arrived in the UK less than eight weeks ago and is the first model to be launched under the new CUPRA brand. The vehicle delivers the highest performance of any SUV outside of the premium manufacturers.
The beat-like model has a top speed of 153mph and can propel itself from 0-62mph in just 5.2 seconds - some achievement for a car of its size and stature.
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