New Home Ateca FR model previews of the design of 300bhp Cupra

The new Headquarters Ateca FR trim level, offers a glimpse of how the range-topping Cupra model when you get to the end of this year.

As other Seat FR models, the Ateca FR adds aggression to the car’s design and may share some body parts with the Cupra, which is expected to use the 2.0-litre petrol engine used in the 286bhp Leon Cupra to produce as much as 300bhp.

However, the FR is focused on design. Adds standard 18in or optional 19in alloys, body-coloured wheel arches and side skirts with aluminum trim and a contrasting black spoiler.

The bumpers are redesigned with a more prominent grilles and aluminum trim.

Inside, the FR models get aluminum door strips, a leather steering wheel with gloss black insert, Alcantara seats or optional leather and red stitching.

The FR comes with a choice of turbocharged petrol and diesel units with power ranging from 148bhp and 187bhp, combined with manual or DSG automatic transmission. FR models also get an optional all-wheel drive with diesel and more powerful gasoline. Dynamic Chassis Control and variable steering is also available.

The car will be officially launched in the month of May at the Car of the Barcelona show. The UNITED kingdom, prices and specifications are yet to be confirmed, but the FR will probably add about £1000 for the equivalent SE model, so a starting figure of around € 22,500 is expected.