After the Leon and Ateca, the Arona is SEAT’s latest vehicle to benefit from the Digital Cockpit.
The system uses a 10.25-in interactive and customizable display, which shows everything, from the classic information found on the analogue dials, to navigation and full-color maps, although the latter are available as an optional extra.
SEAT says the Digital Cockpit provides three main information displays, called Classic, Digital and Dynamic View. The first one displays the classic features of the analogue dials, with extra data shown between them, such as navigation, music, phone, assistance info and driving data.
Digital allows drivers to find parking facilities, garages and follow instruction easier, maximizing the pixel dense display and showing detailed mapping information. They can also zoom in or out, and have access to the aforementioned menu information, too.
Finally, the Dynamic improves the view of turn-by-turn directions and gives the driver access to the vehicle’s status, as well as assistance features such as Lane Assist, Blind Spot Detection and Front Assist. All three main information displays can be accessed by pressing the ‘View’ button on the steering wheel, and they also support limited customization.
“We are fully committed to offering our customers the best quality design, bringing in the precision of a classic gauge into the digital world, where each pixel is designed with the same accuracy. Taking advantage of this disruptive digital environment, our interior car design upgrades to the next level”, said the SEAT Design Director, Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos.
Unveiled last summer, the SEAT Arona is the brand’s second SUV, after the compact Ateca. It goes up against the Renault Captur and Peugeot 2008 in the subcompact segment, and starts from €16,290 ($19,035) in Germany, and £16,905 ($22,184) in the United Kingdom.