After months of teasing and the odd dripped image, SEAT has lastly exposed the Arona compact SUV– by air lifting it across the Barcelona shoreline. When it goes on sale to completion 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 styled the Arona to look extremely just like the brand-new Ibiza hatchback. The exact same trapezoidal grille sits plainly between triangular headlights with LED daytime signatures, while likewise aggressive lower air intakes guarantee 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.
One of 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 extends from the base of the windshield to the kink in the rear side windows. It’s not clear whether this feature will be basic throughout the Arona variety or– more likely– provided as a cost choice on mid and high-end trims.
2018 SEAT Arona Interior
Inside, very little has actually changed 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 helpful shortcut buttons for jumping in between functions. This system likewise supports Mirrorlink, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto suggesting you can utilize a few of your phone’s apps on the move such as sat nav and web radio stations. What’s more, you can pick optional wireless charging and signal increasing to minimize 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 a generally bigger body means there ought to be modest gains for every single passenger in terms of headroom, legroom and shoulder room. The boot will likewise benefit from a moderate increase compared to the Ibiza, plus the car’s greater flight height means you won’t have to stoop as much to lower shopping in.
2018 SEAT Arona Engines
The engine range is, unsurprisingly, also shown 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 new 150hp 1.5-litre also provided. Diesel purchasers get the familiar 1.6-litre engine used throughout the VW Group range with either 95 or 115hp, and will be a much better choice for those with extremely high annual mileages.
A five-speed handbook transmission is standard on entry-level models, with more effective versions getting a six-speed system. A seven-speed twin-clutch automatic will be optional on the more powerful engines. This gearbox works very well in other VW Group applications, choosing gears sensibly and quickly, and displaying little resistance when you perform a manoeuvre.
2018 SEAT Arona Price and Release Date
SEAT hasn’t yet exposed a pricing structure for the 2018 SEAT Arona however we reckon you’ll require at least ₤ 15,000 to put one on your driveway. It could go on sale as early as November 2017 with many shipments set up for early 2018.
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