It’s no secret that Seat’s Cupra performance division plans on launching a plethora of potent vehicles in the coming years. According to a report from Spanish magazine Motor,the Cupra Arona will be one of the first.
It is claimed that the Cupra Arona will launch before the end of 2020 as a 2021 model, therefore putting its arrival roughly halfway into the life of the small crossover.
As the Arona uses the same MQB A0 platform as the 2018 Polo GTI, Cupra will have a selection of powertrains to choose from. The most likely candidate is the VW Group’s 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, pumping out roughly 200 hp that are channeled to the front wheels.
It seems probable that Cupra will also look to improve the braking performance of the Arona with a set of upgraded brakes. Further modifications will also be made to the chassis to provide the crossover with better handling.
Like other vehicles affixed in the Cupra range, the Arona will easily stand out from lesser variants. More specifically, it is reported that the car will arrive with redesigned bumpers, bespoke wheels and four exhaust pipes. Elsewhere, Cupra will apply a number of decorative finishes to the crossover’s interior to give it a sporty vibe. Sports seats specific to the Cupra Arona are also a possibility.
When the Cupra Arona arrives, it will go head-to-head with other small performance crossovers like the Nissan Juke Nismo.