All-new Seat Arona: Price and specs revealed
Seat has revealed prices and specs for its updated Arona crossover, which will be priced from £19,260.
With a raft of exterior and interior changes, here’s what you need to know.
Seat Arona exterior
To get things started, Seat has made a slight change to the Arona’s trims. Now available will be - SE, SE Technology, FR, FR Sport, Xperience and Xperience Lux (replacing Xcellence).
From the front, the Arona still has its distinct look that has been enhanced by the new hot-stamped grille design. The front bumper, in Reflex Silver, and newly designed foglamps enhance this SUVs rugged character.
The Arona has also switched to 100% LED exterior technology lighting as standard. Eco LEDs are standard on SE and SE Technology trims, upgradable to Full LEDs which are standard on FR models upwards.
Variety is the spice of life. The new Arona has an enriched palette of 10 exterior colours, including three new choices: Dark Camouflage, Asphalt Blue and Sapphire Blue, while there are three roof colours (Midnight Black, Magnetic Tech and the new Candy White) that give a distinct character to every car. You can also choose between three new alloy wheel designs. One new 17in and two 18in options.
At the rear, Seat has introduced a new spoiler and diffuser to add to the Arona’s youthful look. Similarly to most Seat vehicles now, the model’s name has embossed handwritten lettering on the rear, coupled up with the new Seat logo in two-tone chrome finish.
Seat Arona interior
More space. Better tech. Improved quality. The new Arona gets a completely new soft dashboard, which features a larger floating central infotainment system - a generous 8.25in screen as standard, or 9.2in on SE Technology models upwards – that is placed in an elevated position comfortable for the driver’s line of sight.
Combined with a clear 10.25in Digital Cockpit (FR Sport and Xperience Lux models only), that is linked to a new ergonomic multifunction Nappa leather steering wheel, the interior of the new Arona is fully digital, practical and sleeker than ever.
Rear seat passengers now benefit from roof-mounted interior lights, as well as newly-designed air vents, which different colours available depending on the trim. Daring Red for FR trim and Aran Green for Xperience.
The boot’s total capacity remains 400 litres and the load area offers more practicality than simply space. A double floor makes the rear even more versatile, while four metal hooks allow a net to be used to secure anything placed in the back.
Seat Arona connectivity
The SEAT Arona is fully connected with in-car and out-car connectivity, including wireless Full Link integration and SEAT CONNECT.
With the integration of the wireless Full Link system, customers can easily access their digital lives via Apple CarPlay or (wired) Android Auto. The Arona now includes SEAT CONNECT, giving users access to a range of remote services that help maximise the driving and ownership experience.
Users can remotely access their vehicle’s data; driving data, parking position, vehicle’s status including doors and lights, set-up speed alerts so you can be warned if someone using your vehicle is driving too quickly, area and anti-theft alerts, opening and closing of the doors with the remote lock and unlock service, or remotely activating the horn and turn signals to find the car more easily.
The new SEAT Arona also integrates SEAT CONNECT with a built-in eSIM, which allows drivers to easily contact SEAT services while adding a layer of security via the eCall service, which directly contacts emergency services in the case of an incident.
Seat Arona safety and convenience
New Driver Assistance Systems, such as Travel Assist deliver semi-automatic driving though a combination of Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Lane Assist.
New Side Assist technology makes changing lanes safer, with front and rear-facing radars monitoring the vehicle’s blind spots to alert the driver if there are vehicles in the vicinity, should they want to change lanes.
- Newly introduced Traffic Sign Recognition technology ensures drivers always know what the speed limit is on any given road, making the SEAT Arona even safer.
- Finally, the new Arona also features Park Assist, which effortlessly parks the car for the driver automatically.
Seat Arona powertrains
The new Arona will offer four different petrol (TSI) powertrains with outputs ranging from 95PS to 150PS, linked to either manual or DSG dual-clutch transmissions.
All petrol engines are equipped with turbo, direct-injection technology, with three 1.0 EcoTSI options available and a larger 1.5 EcoTSI.
- The 1.0 TSI 95PS unit, linked to a five-speed manual transmission, provides 175Nm of torque.
- The final three-cylinder unit delivers 110PS/200Nm and is linked to either a six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission.
- The largest option in the range is the four-cylinder 1.5 EcoTSI. With an output of 150PS/250Nm, it balances its strong performance with impressive efficiency.
Seat Arona specifications
The range kicks off with the SE, which is priced from £19,260 and features 17in alloy wheels, contrasting two-tone paint work, an 8in touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone integration, Seat’s Connect safety subscription, Bluetooth for audio streaming, air conditioning and cruise control.
Next up is the SE Technology. At £20,155, it adds a larger 9.2in touchscreen with satnav, as well as rear parking sensors. Moving further up the range you’ll find the FR, which gets sporty highlights, full LED automatic headlights, a different alloy wheel design and dual-zone air conditioning. It’s priced from £22,570.
You can also opt for an FR Sport model which includes Seat’s digital cockpit and 18in alloy wheels. At the top of the range are Xperience and Xperience Lux. Xperience adds adaptive cruise control and interior storage features, while the Lux gets 18in alloy wheels, park assist and a rear-view camera. They are priced from £23,290 and £24,795 respectively.
Seat Arona release date and leasing plans
The updated Arona is available to order now, and we’ll bring you leasing plans as soon as they’re available. You can check out Arona leasing deals via the button below.