What’s new?

These days, mid-life facelifts tend to focus closely on infotainment, safety features and connected services rather than big changes to the way a car drives. And so it is with the updated Seat Ateca. Other than a few tweaks to help meet the RDE2 emissions standard, the oily bits of the Ateca remain largely unchanged. There’s still a choice of petrol and diesel models, and we’re pleased Seat hasn’t abandoned diesel power just yet.

Safety systems and driver aids have all been uprated, including Predictive Adapted Cruise Control, which uses GPS data as well as front-facing sensors, and can amend the car’s speed in response to a bend up ahead or a change in the speed limit.

What are we looking for?

We want to discover if the Ateca is still one of the best family SUVs, and whether it improves on the pre-facelift car.