After his spectacular presentation, flying over Barcelona from a helicopter, we can finally tell you the news that accompanies the new Seat Arona. Because this vehicle, the first compact SUV manufactured by the Spanish brand and named after the municipality of Arona (Santa Cruz de Tenerife), will be a complete sales success and will be manufactured at the factory in Martorell.
The new Seat Arona is a car with its own personality and, although it is designed for a mostly urban use, has a campero aspect that allows it to make incursions on unpaved roads. Thus, the car equips aluminum protections on its bumpers, covered wheel arches, and roof bars. The model is 7.9 centimeters longer than the Seat Ibiza, reaching 4.14 meters in length, and 9.9 centimeters higher, which makes it gain in habitability. Based on the MQB A0 platform, one of the elements that stand out the Seat Arona is its customization possibilities, and is that, including the roof in contrast to the color of the body or the wheels of 16 to 18 inches.
The interior is another of the elements that we can customize in the Seat Arona, from different colors, materials, and finishes for the upholstery, seams or moldings, to the ambient lighting of the interior, which will be available in white or red. Another important element of the new Arona is its trunk, with a capacity of 400 liters and regular forms that will allow us to take full advantage of the cargo space.
The technology is very present in this new compact SUV. The Seat Arona features adaptive cruise control with Stop & Go, automatic emergency braking, fatigue detector, keyless entry, start to assist on slopes, light and rain sensors, reversing camera, cross traffic alert, parking assistant Or dead-angle assistant. And depending on the finish, you can also have bizona climate control, Full LED headlights, 8-inch touch screen or wireless charger by induction. Other options available are the BeatsAudio sound system, with six speakers, 300W, and subwoofer in the trunk.
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Although it has not announced a version with all-wheel drive, we already know the engines that will be available at the launch of the Seat Arona, all of them turbocharged and with the Start & Stop system as standard. And for next year, will be available a CNG 1.0 natural gas engine 90 hp.
- TSI 3-cylinder, 95 hp, and 5-speed manual gearbox
- TSI 3-cylinder, 115 hp, and 6-speed manual or automatic DSG seven-speed and double-clutch
- 5 TSI EVO 4-cylinder, 150 hp, 6-speed manual gearbox, cylinder disconnection and reserved for FR finishing
- 6 TDI 95 hp and 5-speed manual or automatic 7-speed DSG
- 6 TDI 115 hp and 6-speed manual gearbox
The finishes available for the Seat Arona will follow the pattern of the Spanish brand, with the so-called Reference, Style , Xcellence and FR finishes, which is the most sporty version and has specific details, a more aggressive aesthetic, adaptive suspension with two adjustments and the system Seat Drive Profile to select between driving modes Normal, Sport, Eco or Individual.