After months of teasing and the odd leaked image, SEAT has actually lastly revealed 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 develop a familiar family face, SEAT has actually styled the Arona to look extremely similar to the new Ibiza hatchback. The exact same trapezoidal grille sits prominently in between triangular headlights with LED daytime signatures, while likewise aggressive lower air consumption ensure the turbocharged engine range remains cool. Heavy creases down the sides help separate the bodywork while the rear 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 roofing. The car exposed by SEAT has dark grey body panels and an orange contrasting roof that stretches from the base of the windscreen to the kink in the rear side windows. It’s unclear whether this feature will be basic across the Arona range or– most likely– provided as an expense option on mid and high-end trims.
2018 SEAT Arona Interior
Inside, little has actually altered in 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 useful faster way buttons for leaping in between functions. This system likewise supports Mirrorlink, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto meaning you can use some of your phone’s apps on the relocation such as sat nav and web radio stations. What’s more, you can pick optional wireless charging and signal boosting to save money on bring clunky wires around.
The Ibiza currently impressed us with its interior area so it’s a safe bet the 2018 SEAT Arona will, too. A taller roofline integrated with a normally larger body implies there ought to be modest gains for every passenger in terms of headroom, legroom and shoulder space. The boot will also gain from a mild boost compared with the Ibiza, plus the car’s greater trip height indicates you will not have to stoop as much to lower shopping in.
2018 SEAT Arona Engines
The engine variety is, unsurprisingly, likewise shared with the Ibiza. Entry-level cars will be powered by a 95hp 1.0-litre turbo three-cylinder petrol, with a 115hp version and the firm’s brand-new 150hp 1.5-litre likewise used. Diesel buyers get the familiar 1.6-litre engine used throughout the VW Group range with either 95 or 115hp, and will be a better alternative for those with really high yearly mileages.
A five-speed manual transmission is basic on entry-level models, with more powerful versions getting a six-speed system. A seven-speed twin-clutch automated will be optional on the more effective engines. This transmission works extremely well in other VW Group applications, choosing gears smartly and swiftly, and showing hardly any resistance when you carry out a manoeuvre.
2018 SEAT Arona Price and Release Date
SEAT hasn’t yet revealed a pricing structure for the 2018 SEAT Arona however we reckon you’ll require a minimum of ₤ 15,000 to put one on your driveway. It could go on sale as early as November 2017 with many deliveries arranged for early 2018.
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