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The Cupra Ateca is a premium compact SUV car (C-segment in Europe). from the Spanish brand Cupra and manufactured by Volkswagen Group. It is based on the Seat Ateca. The Cupra Ateca was introduced in 2018 and was the inaugurating model when the brand became independent from Seat.

This is the sportiest version of the Seat Ateca, above the Xperience Plus and FR range. It has performance brakes (Brembo) and bucket seats, as well as DSG gearboxes.

The Cupra Ateca competes with other similar premium vehicles. Some of its competitors are the Mercedes GLA 35 Class, the Volkswagen T-Roc R, the BMW X2 M325i and the Audi SQ2.

Cupra Ateca. Timing Belt or Timing Chain?

Down below you will see a list with all the Cupra Ateca models which have been produced so far. They are classified by model identifier, year and type of bodywork. Above each list, we show you a series of pictures so that you can have a visual reference for each model. In some cases, both the original and its updated design are displayed to help you identify them with ease.

In this guide you will find all the Cupra Ateca models.

■ Timing Belt / Cam Belt (Correa / Faja de Distribución)
■ Timing Chain (Cadena de Distribución / Cadena de Tiempo)
■ Gear Driven (Distribución por Engranajes)
100% Electric, No Timing (Sin Distribución)
Unknown / Not Updated (Información desconocida)

If a car model is specified in blue, it means its motor engine has a timing chain; that is, it has no timing belt. The rest of the vehicles marked in grey have a timing belt/cam belt.

Cupra Ateca I – First Generation (2018) (KH7)


The Cupra Ateca has only one engine to date, namely the 2.0 TSI petrol version.

Diesel Engines

There are no diesel-engined versions of the Cupra Ateca Gen 1.

Petrol Engines

  • DNUE 2.0 TSI 4Drive 300 CV (2018)
  • DNFC 2.0 TSI 4Drive DSG (2020)

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