After months of teasing and the odd dripped image, SEAT has actually lastly exposed the Arona compact SUV– by air lifting it across the Barcelona shoreline. When it goes on sale towards 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 establish a familiar household face, SEAT has actually styled the Arona to look very similar to the brand-new Ibiza hatchback. The very same trapezoidal grille sits plainly in between triangular headlights with LED daytime signatures, while likewise aggressive lower air consumption guarantee the turbocharged engine variety remains cool. Heavy creases down the sides assist separate the bodywork while the back has angular brakelights that match the headlights. Among the most obvious differences 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 windshield to the kink in the rear side windows. It’s unclear whether this feature will be basic throughout the Arona range or– most likely– used as a cost alternative 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 useful faster way buttons for jumping between functions. This system also supports Mirrorlink, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto implying you can use a few of your phone’s apps on the move such as sat nav and internet radio stations. Exactly what’s more, you can select optional cordless charging and signal improving to minimize bring cumbersome wires around. The Ibiza currently impressed us with its interior area so it’s a winner the 2018 SEAT Arona will, too. A taller roofline combined with a generally bigger body implies there should be modest gains for every single traveler in terms of headroom, legroom and shoulder room. The boot will also gain from a moderate increase compared to the Ibiza, plus the car’s greater trip height indicates you won’t need to stoop as much to lower shopping in.
2018 SEAT Arona Engines
The engine variety is, unsurprisingly, also shared with the Ibiza. Entry-level cars will be powered by a 95hp 1.0-litre turbo three-cylinder fuel, with a 115hp variation and the company’s brand-new 150hp 1.5-litre likewise used. Diesel buyers get the familiar 1.6-litre engine utilized throughout the VW Group range with either 95 or 115hp, and will be a much better alternative for those with very high annual mileages. A five-speed handbook transmission is basic on entry-level models, with more powerful versions getting a six-speed unit. A seven-speed twin-clutch automatic will be optional on the more effective engines. This transmission works extremely well in other VW Group applications, selecting gears smartly and promptly, and showing very little hesitance when you carry out a manoeuvre.
2018 SEAT Arona Price and Release Date
SEAT hasn’t yet revealed a prices structure for the 2018 SEAT Arona however we reckon you’ll need at least ₤ 15,000 to put one on your driveway. It might go on sale as early as November 2017 with the majority of shipments arranged for early 2018.