Watch: Seat Ateca Disassembled Into 4,000 Pieces By Engineers

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The Seat Ateca was disassembled after travelling 10,000km

The Seat Ateca is highly commended in the automotive press and by owners for its fashionable looks and sporty drive. But in its lifetime – might we point out that this is only five years, as the car was released in 2016 – we’ve yet to see it be completely disassembled.

In fact, we can’t remember the last time any car currently on sale was (professionally) taken apart. If you’re sat here reading this and thinking the same, then stick around for the whole story, because Seat has just released a one-of-a-kind video of the Ateca being disassembled into its 4,000 individual parts.

For some context before you watch the work of the engineers, the Ateca had travelled 100,000km (62,137 miles) reason Seat pulled the car apart in the first place was to prove the quality of the car. But did it pass?

Watch the video below to find out.


If you’re a Seat Ateca owner, or even if you’re just considering an SUV for your next car, it’s a reassuring watch. Even after travelling all them miles, the components in the Ateca still in good condition.

Of course you have to take this with a pinch of salt. This isn’t to say you aren’t going to experience any issues if you drive the same number of miles on pothole-ridden UK roads. Let’s not forget variables are an important part of any experiment, and if the test conducted on the Ateca was carried out in glorious Catalonia region of Martorell in Spain (where Seat’s HQ is), it’s safe to say you might not get the same results.

Nevertheless, the Seat Ateca is a proven reliable family car after it scored well in the What Car? reliability test.


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