After months of teasing and the odd leaked image, SEAT has actually lastly revealed the Arona compact SUV– by air lifting it throughout the Barcelona coastline. When it goes on sale towards the end of 2017, it’ll take on 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 very same trapezoidal grille sits prominently in between triangular headlights with LED daytime signatures, while similarly aggressive lower air intakes guarantee the turbocharged engine range remains cool. Heavy creases down the sides assist break up 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 flight height– is the contrasting roof. The car exposed by SEAT has dark grey body panels and an orange contrasting roofing system that stretches from the base of the windscreen to the kink in the rear side windows. It’s unclear whether this feature will be standard throughout the Arona variety or– most likely– provided as a cost alternative on mid and high-end trims.
2018 SEAT Arona Interior
Inside, very little has actually altered 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 faster way buttons for jumping between functions. This system also supports Mirrorlink, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto suggesting you can use a few of your phone’s apps on the relocation such as sat nav and internet radio stations. Exactly what’s more, you can choose optional wireless charging and signal enhancing to save money on bring clunky wires around.
The Ibiza currently impressed us with its interior space so it’s a sure thing the 2018 SEAT Arona will, too. A taller roofline combined with an usually bigger body suggests there ought to be modest gains for every guest in terms of headroom, legroom and shoulder space. The boot will also benefit from a mild increase compared to the Ibiza, plus the car’s higher trip height implies you will not need to stoop as much to lower shopping in.
2018 SEAT Arona Engines
The engine range is, unsurprisingly, likewise shown the Ibiza. Entry-level cars will be powered by a 95hp 1.0-litre turbo three-cylinder fuel, with a 115hp version and the company’s new 150hp 1.5-litre likewise used. Diesel purchasers get the familiar 1.6-litre engine used throughout the VW Group variety with either 95 or 115hp, and will be a better option for those with very high annual 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 automated will be optional on the more effective engines. This gearbox works effectively in other VW Group applications, selecting equipments smartly and quickly, and displaying little resistance when you perform a manoeuvre.
2018 SEAT Arona Price and Release Date
SEAT hasn’t yet exposed a prices structure for the 2018 SEAT Arona however we reckon you’ll need a minimum of ₤ 15,000 to put one on your driveway. It could go on sale as early as November 2017 with most shipments arranged for early 2018.