After months of teasing and the odd dripped image, SEAT has actually finally exposed the Arona compact SUV– by air lifting it across the Barcelona shoreline. When it goes on sale to the end of 2017, it’ll go up against the Renault Captur and Nissan Juke in a growing and competitive sector.
2018 SEAT Arona Styling
To establish a familiar household face, SEAT has actually styled the Arona to look very just like the brand-new Ibiza hatchback. The exact same trapezoidal grille sits prominently between triangular headlights with LED daytime signatures, while likewise aggressive lower air consumption ensure the turbocharged engine range stays cool. Heavy creases down the sides help break up the bodywork while the back has angular brakelights that match the headlights.
Among the most obvious differences in between the 2018 SEAT Arona and the Ibiza– aside from the Arona’s raised SUV trip height– is the contrasting roof. The car exposed by SEAT has dark grey body panels and an orange contrasting roofing that extends from the base of the windshield to the kink in the rear side windows. It’s unclear whether this feature will be standard throughout the Arona range or– most likely– provided as a cost alternative on mid and high-end trims.
2018 SEAT Arona Interior
Inside, little has actually changed between the 2018 SEAT Arona and the Ibiza. The cabin is still focused around a main touchscreen infotainment system with clear menus, responsive controls and handy shortcut buttons for jumping in between functions. This system likewise supports Mirrorlink, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto meaning you can utilize a few of your phone’s apps on the relocation such as sat nav and internet radio stations. Exactly what’s more, you can select optional cordless charging and signal boosting to minimize bring cumbersome wires around.
The Ibiza already impressed us with its interior space so it’s a safe bet the 2018 SEAT Arona will, too. A taller roofline combined with a typically larger body indicates there ought to be modest gains for every single traveler in terms of headroom, legroom and shoulder room. The boot will likewise benefit from a mild boost compared to the Ibiza, plus the car’s higher flight height indicates you will not need to stoop as much to lower shopping in.
2018 SEAT Arona Engines
The engine range is, unsurprisingly, likewise shared with the Ibiza. Entry-level cars will be powered by a 95hp 1.0-litre turbo three-cylinder gas, with a 115hp variation and the firm’s new 150hp 1.5-litre also offered. Diesel purchasers get the familiar 1.6-litre engine utilized throughout the VW Group range with either 95 or 115hp, and will be a much better option for those with extremely high yearly mileages.
A five-speed manual gearbox is standard on entry-level models, with more effective versions getting a six-speed unit. A seven-speed twin-clutch automatic will be optional on the more powerful engines. This transmission works effectively in other VW Group applications, choosing equipments smartly and swiftly, and showing very little hesitance when you carry out a manoeuvre.
2018 SEAT Arona Price and Release Date
SEAT hasn’t yet exposed a rates structure for the 2018 SEAT Arona but we reckon you’ll need at least ₤ 15,000 to put one on your driveway. It might go on sale as early as November 2017 with most deliveries arranged for early 2018.