Last month, the UK Treasury hinted at copper coins getting scrapped due to low usage. Seat however still sees value in them, to the point where they could be used to power up your Arona crossover.
Yes, of course this is another April Fools story, one that’s even more ridiculous that Skoda’s noise canceling headrest idea. So what’s going on here? Well, meet the Seat Arona Copper Edition, the first ever car you could drive with just a handful of change.
“Research shows that some of our customers are understandably brassed off that copper coins could disappear forever, but here at SEAT we’re convinced there’s a new lease of life to be had for these little bits of history as part of the workings of a cutting-edge, modern car,” stated Seat UK product manager, Rhea Sonible-Price.
“Arona already boasts highly competitive running costs, but pound-for-pound there’s little to touch this latest edition of our fabulous crossover in terms of style, value and economy. Although coin-driven, there’s no compromise on power, security or the Arona’s impressive driving ability. There really isn’t a better way to spend a penny when it comes to buying a new car.”
According to the Spanish automaker, the average person in the UK has £12.70 in loose change, which would really come in handy in a car that basically runs on pennies.
The Seat Arona Copper Edition features more than just a coin slot in the center console. It also comes with Eclipse Orange metallic paint, 17-inch alloys and copper dash inserts, to separate it from the rest of the range – although the fact that it’s imaginary already does that quite well.