I've just ordered a Lava Blue 1.4 Xcellence. I was struggling to pic a colour to be honest.
The Ateca colours aren't the best are they, wen't with Black Magic to begin with as we love our black Leon Fr and black hides the plastic Ateca bumpers better, but then decided it was time for a change, so we changed the order to Rodium Grey. Would have loved Samoa orange but couldn't be bothered with the extra wait time.
I am almost about to order an Ateca FR and I really like the red color as in the promotional materials but also on a very tight budget. Seems in some countries (Germany for instance) the Lava Blue is the default free color for the FR-s (compared to Mediterranean Blue for other modifications). I will ask my dealers tomorrow if that applies to Bulgaria too and if true, it's a good way to cut €550 they ask for the red one. What do you guys think of Lava Blue, any pics already? Mark, have you received yours?
P.S. Found a long and very detailed video of a Lava Blue Ateca from my favorite reviewers Autogefühl, strange how I missed it. I still think I would prefer the Red one but this color is also very classy and if it's free for the FR I'll go for it.
Selection of lava blue on this link (not all lava blue)
You can try my trick of getting the paint code off the configurator and checking this against Skoda's and see whether your local dealer has any in that to imagine. Seat also have those little model paint tester cars you can take outside into daylight. It looks fine to me.).
I think the red is a new red I haven't seen. The UK configurator doesn't show the red for the FR so I'm wondering whether it isn't here, just Samoa Orange, Lava Blue, Rodium Grey, Black Magic and Nevada White. The lava blue colour the configurator doesn't resolve too well. You hit the PDF button to get the paint code, 0F0F is the code. It's called both Lava Blue in Skoda form and Petrol Blue Metallic.
I see in Ireland you can get the FR in Velvet Red, this is the new Ateca red that hasn't been available till now. That paint colour is K1K1. That colour is suppose to be on Skoda Superb and Kodiaq commencing week 22/2017. It's a metallic and they also call it Velvet Red. The launch Ateca's didn't have metallic red, just solid red (passion red). So yes, the Brits aren't getting this colour on the FRs. You might find this colour in a Skoda dealer to review. Handy that Seat and Skoda use the same paints but different names sometimes. Handy to get touch up paint as well if your Skoda dealer is closure .
I've taken a couple of photos in the sun but to be honest the camera doesn't do it justice. It seems to struggle with picking out the colour change from where the sunlight hits it. Getting exited now.. 3 days untill I pick it up