SEAT Ateca scoops another award as Car Dealer's Used SUV of the Year

  • SEAT Ateca adds another prestigious award to its trophy cabinet
  • Prize follows overall win at What Car? Used Car of the Year awards
  • Ateca praised by judging panel for ‘chiselled’ looks, refined interior and all-round performance
  • Latest accolade acknowledges Ateca’s used market performance, feedback from dealers and consumer among a raft of other criteria


Milton Keynes, (08/02/2021). The SEAT Ateca has added to its impressive haul of awards after being named the Used SUV of the Year at the 2021 Car Dealer Used Car of the Year Awards.

Since the Ateca was first launched in 2016, it has garnered critical acclaim from the motor industry, customers and media alike and boasts a bulging trophy cabinet that also features the 2021 What Car? Used Car of the Year prize.

Anchoring SEAT’s SUV range between the Arona and Tarraco models, the Ateca has proven to be a used car star, with Car Dealer reporting that dealers “can’t get enough” of the SUV, popular for its efficiency, practicality, performance and value for money.

Mike Brewer said:Car buyers love SUVs and the Seat Ateca is a great example. Its chiselled looks are smart, its functional cabin is spacious and its very refined to drive. They sell well on dealer forecourts and it makes a superb used buy. No wonder it won the attention of our judges for the Used SUV of the Year accolade.”

James Baggott, editor-in-chief of Car Dealer magazine, added:The chunky looks and refined engines make the Ateca a great used buy. Dealers told us they can’t get enough of them and we can see why. Consumers love the styling and the smart cabin and our judges were seriously impressed with its all-round performance. The Ateca makes a great used buy.”

Scooping one of the awards’ top honours, Car Dealer took into account the Ateca’s performance in the used market and feedback from dealers and consumers before judges made the final call. The judging panel praised the Ateca for its aesthetic, refined interior and smooth driving characteristics.

Time to sell, residual values and choice in the used marketplace were all considered as part of the judging process.

The awards ceremony, in which Mike Brewer announces the winning cars and drives the winning cars in every category, can be viewed at The full video will then be available at Car Dealer’s YouTube channel and full reviews of every winning car will follow.


Notes to editor:

About SEAT
SEAT is the only company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets cars in Spain. A member of the Volkswagen Group, the multinational has its headquarters in Martorell (Barcelona), sells vehicles under the SEAT and CUPRA brands, while SEAT MÓ covers urban mobility products and solutions. SEAT exports more than 80% of its vehicles, and is present in 75 countries.

SEAT employs over 15,000 professionals and has three production centres – Barcelona, El Prat de Llobregat and Martorell, where it manufactures the SEAT Ibiza, the SEAT Arona, the CUPRA Formentor and the Leon family. Additionally, the company produces the Ateca in the Czech Republic, the SEAT Tarraco in Germany, the SEAT Alhambra in Portugal and the Mii electric, SEAT’s first 100% electric car, in Slovakia. These plants are joined by SEAT:CODE, the software development centre located in Barcelona.

SEAT will invest 5 billion euros through to 2025 in R&D projects for vehicle development, specifically to electrify the range, and in equipment and facilities. The company aims to make Martorell a zero-carbon footprint plant by 2050.

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