SEAT is producing some rather good cars at the moment and the Ateca is no exception.

It’s an excellent all rounder, combing plenty of comfort and quality with practicality and space.

Trim levels are the SE, SE Technology, which we drove, the SE L, FR, FR Sport XCELLENCE and XCELLENCE LUX.

Standard kit on the SE includes 17in alloys, electric mirror, 6.5in touch screen media system, smartphone integration, park assist, self-parking, electric windows all round, cruise control, four different drive modes, including off-road and snow settings and hill hold.

That’s a pretty good standard kit list, to say the least.

Specs up the range adds things like bigger alloys, chrome trim, a bigger screen with sat nav, wireless phone charging, heated seats and rear camera.

The overriding feel is one of quality and comfort and it’s a very light and easy drive.

We tested the 1.0 petrol engine, with 115ps, which sounds like it should be more at home in the little Mii or Ibiza, but it works well here It doesn’t want for liveliness and combined with the light manual gearbox makes for a really easy drive.

On-paper MPG is 52 and we managed not far shy of that in town and country driving, while a motorway cruise will see around 40. CO2 stands at 122g/km.

There’s also a 1.5 petrol with 150ps if you want more go, with 51mpg and 126g/km.

Diesel-wise there’s a 1.6 which is good for 61 to the gallon with 120g/km.

The ride is excellent and it handles precisely and responsively.

Inside, you get a quality interior with materials that feel premium regardless of the spec you choose.

There’s a spacious rear seating area that makes for plenty of passenger comfort and the boot is both deep and big.

Prices are from a very reasonable £21,880, topping out at around £32,000.