What’s new here? Well, everything!

The Ateca is an all-new model, and Seat’s first SUV. It’s a rival for the Nissan Qashqai, Hyundai Tucson and Škoda Yeti.

Under the skin it’s a close relative of the Volkswagen Tiguan, although it’s a little shorter than the VW and considerably more a‘ffordable.

There’s a choice of petrol and diesel engines, with front- and four-wheel-drive versions. We’re testing the range-topping 190PS (187bhp) version with the 4Drive 4×4 system and a DSG automatic transmission.

What are we looking for? Well, this is a tow test first and foremost, and with such a powerful turbodiesel engine we’re expecting strong acceleration.

Stability at speed when hitched up is also a key quality in a tug. So, let’s find out what tow car ability the Seat Ateca has!