“The Ateca – explains Seat’s design chief – has a very intuitive appearance, like the muscles of the human body, so the surfacing has very strong accents, embodying the typical squared cues of SUV’s despite measuring just 4.36 metres in length (it is based on the MQBA platform). It has a rational side, too, derived from adapting the style of the León to an SUV. So the lines are progressive and soft, but with the muscles emphasised in much more structured and much straighter surfacing, which also accentuates the difference between the SUV and a hatchback. The family look is the same, but with two different interpretations.” This is a well designed car, with no unnecessary artifice to ruin its looks.
Full article in Auto&Design no. 219