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Another five-star performance

In June 2016, the Seat Ateca obtained five stars in the Euro NCAP safety tests, demonstrating the high level of safety offered by the Spanish brand’s new compact SUV. By managing to achieve these results, this time in the Latin NCAP, the Ateca demonstrates once again its safety credentials. The results achieved in adult and child protection have been especially outstanding, in which the Ateca reach five stars.

Ateca is the very first SUV of the brand Seat and within the first year of debut, it keeps moving through a very successful path. Ateca is the first step in Seat’s biggest product offensive ever, followed by the updated Leon and the recently launched all-new Ibiza. Arona will complete the product offensive in the second half of the year.

The Latin NCAP provides consumers with independent and transparent information regarding the safety levels of different models available in the Latin American car market. With the Ateca, three types of crash tests were carried out with adult and child test dummies; a front impact test, a side impact pole test and a side deformable barrier test. The electronic stability control and seat belt reminder systems were also evaluated, not forgetting the car’s capacity and shape that allow for the installation of the different child restraint systems available in the Latin American market.

The pedestrian protection performance and the autonomous emergency braking system have also received awards from Latin NCAP, the latter of which is an optional feature in the Latin American market. And no less important is that although the crash tests carried out by Latin NCAP differ slightly from those done by Euro NCAP, since 2016 they have been noticeably toughened and made more demanding. This means achieving five stars (the highest score Latin NCAP can give) even more difficult and therefore more commendable.

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