SEAT reveal the new 2017 Arona compact SUV

Spanish car maker SEAT has unveiled its latest SUV model – the Arona.

The Arona joins the Ateca in the manufacturer’s relatively new SUV sector and is branded as a compact crossover for the city.

Modelled on VW Group’s new A0 MQB modular chassis, the Arona has similar dimensions to the Ibiza hatchback, but due to its crossover stance is 79mm longer and 99mm taller, which improves interior passenger and storage space. At just over four metres long, the Arona is quite a small car – which makes it perfect for the city – but also has a higher ground clearance to allow for off-roading.

SEAT also fits plenty of safety and driving assistance features, such as adaptive cruise control, multi-collision braking, rear parking camera, tiredness recognition system and front assist. Technological additions include the eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a connectivity hub with wireless charging and signal amplifier for mobile devices.

The Arona will come with four trim levels – Reference, Style, FR and XCELLENCE – which will offer customers plenty of choice in terms of style, especially with the two-tone bodywork. The sportiest version – the FR – will come with dual-mode suspension and Seat’s Drive Profile system so you can choose from four driving modes to suit your style – Normal, Sport, Eco and Individual.

The new model will come with a selection of three power units in five states of tune from launch, including a three-cylinder petrol with two output options, a sporty four-cylinder unit with 147bhp and a 1.6-litre diesel unit with 93bhp and 113bhp versions.

Executive vice-president for Research and Development, Dr Matthias Rabe, said: “We’re certain that the new SEAT Arona is the perfect answer to the current demands of our customers, in terms of dynamic behaviour, comfort, safety and state-of-the-art technology. We are once again setting new standards in the segment.”

More details will be released on the Arona when the model receives its public launch this September - to stay up to date, register your interest today. 

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Added: 05 July 2017

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