New Seat Arona SUV Bows In Barcelona

Seat has unveiled the new Arona crossover at a special event in Barcelona.

Set to slot beneath the Ateca, the Arona is a compact crossover which features a bold front fascia with a slender grille that is flanked by triangular headlights. The model also has a large air intake, plastic body cladding, and faux aluminum accents on the bumpers. Other highlights include LED taillights, a contrasting roof, and a tailgate-mounted spoiler.

The interior is a bit plain but comes nicely equipped with a three-spoke steering wheel, metallic accents, and controls that are angled towards the driver. A variety of different options will available including a wireless smartphone charger, a rearview camera, and an infotainment system with an eight-inch display.

Speaking of options, the Arona can be equipped with an assortment of safety features including Blind Spot Detection, Rear Traffic Alert, and Adaptive Cruise Control. Other assistance functions include Front Assist, Multi-Collision Braking, and Park Assistance.

A variety of engine will be available including a 1.0-liter TSI three-cylinder which has outputs of 95 PS (70 kW) and 115 PS (84 kW). The Arona FR, on the other hand, comes equipped with an exclusive four-cylinder engine developing 150 PS (110 kW).

On the diesel side, there’s a 1.6-liter TDI engine with outputs of 95 (70 kW) and 115 PS (84 kW). Certain markets will also receive a 1.6-liter MPI engine with 110 PS (80 kW). The engines will eventually be joined by a 1.0-liter TSI three-cylinder which produces 90 PS (66 kW) and can run on compressed natural gas (CNG).

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  • Matthijs

    Looks quite decent. Not a big fan of the rear though

  • roy

    Suzuki vitara brezza much ?

  • Christian

    Mannnn, that 1,6 MPi engine is still in use? Wow, remember it when it was all new in like 1999!I had an VW POLO GTi 6N2 once with that engine….

  • haudit

    SEAT and Skoda’s design languages are slowly drifting ever closer together. Pretty soon, the only thing distinguishing the two brands will be badging and trim differences.

  • TheHake

    It gets a thumbs-up from me!

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