SEAT Arona 1.6 TDI SE [EZ] 5dr Diesel Hatchback

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Fuel: Diesel

Body: Hatchback
Trans: Manual

Double boot floor, Windshield wiper with intermittent control and potentiometer, Traction control, Comfort suspension, RPM counter, Digital clock, Electric adjustable door mirrors, Plastic grey dashboard...

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MPG

Combined - 66 mpg EC Extra Urban - 71 mpg EC Urban - 58.

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BHP rates the engine performance of vehicles and stands for the brake horsepower.

Performance (BHP)

CO2 is the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the vehicle in grams per kilometre travelled, the lower the CO2 emissions the cleaner the vehicle is for the environment.

CO2 (g/km)

The total number of seats in the vehicle.

Number Of Seats

Road Tax is based upon the CO2 emissions of the vehicle and is split into 13 bands from A to M. The higher the letter the greater the cost of tax paid to drive the vehicle on public roads. In addition to the road tax detailed below, any vehicle that had a manufacturers retail price in excess of £40,000 when first sold, attracts a road tax supplement of an additional £320 per year. This is charged until the vehicle is 6 years old.

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Ten Second Review

The Arona is SEAT's idea of a small sporty SUV and it's likely to find favour with the increasing number of buyers who would once have simply bought another supermini but now feel the need to get themselves something more interesting and lifestyle-orientated. It's good looking, safe, well connected and very personalisable. If this is the kind of car that appeals to you, then an Arona may well tick a lot of boxes.

Background

SEAT's conquest of the SUV segment continues with his Arona. It slots into the Spanish maker's line-up just blow the successful Ateca model, which is based in the running gear of the company's Leon family hatch. The Arona, in contrast, is a supermini-based Crossover, so shares its oily bits with the Barcelona marque's Ibiza supermini. This car was developed as part of the 900 million Euro investment set aside to create the fifth generation Ibiza. It targets a compact crossover segment which has increased four-fold in size since 2015 and claims to bring to the sector the 'sports DNA dynamism' that SEAT hopes characterises its brand.

Driving Experience

As expected, the Arona shares the engine line-up used in SEAT's Ibiza supermini, which means that all of the powerplants on offer have direct injection and a turbo. There are three different petrol units to choose from, the headline emphasis being on the usual Volkswagen Group three-cylinder 95PS 1.0 TSI petrol unit, available in 95PS form with a five-speed manual gearbox or in 115PS guise with either a six-speed 'box or dual-clutch seven-speed DSG auto transmission. The third petrol choice is a 1.5-litre four-cylinder 150PS TSI unit with active cylinder deactivation technology, which is exclusive to the 'FR' trim and is connected to a six-speed manual gearbox. Go for that sporty 'FR' trim and you get dual-mode suspension and the 'SEAT Drive Profile' that allows you to alter the steering, throttle response and suspension feel via four modes: 'Normal', 'Sport', 'Eco' and 'Individual'. As for diesel options, the efficient and reliable 1.6 TDI unit is available with 95 and 115PS. The 95PS version can be paired with a five-speed manual transmission or a seven-speed DSG auto, and the 115PS variant with a six-speed gearbox. All Arona models are front-driven: there's not much appetite in this segment for 4WD.

Design and Build

The Arona's sits on the same hi-tech MQB platform that underpins the latest Ibiza supermini and its styling follows the same structure as that used in the brand's slightly larger Ateca SUV. Here, that model's three-dimensional look is more pronounced, without being too aggressive. Like its rivals, this car is trying to give the feel of being a sturdy car for everyday life for the urban jungle, hence the strong protection in the bumpers, the wheel arches and the dark coloured rubber side skirts, as well as the roof rack and the aluminium look-like protection at the bottom of the bumpers. In terms of its dimensions, the Arona is 4,138mm long, which is 79mm more than an Ibiza. However, the real difference lies in its height, as the Arona is 99mm taller. As a result, this SUV offers not only higher ground clearance for any off-road adventures, but also more front and rear headroom, and, above all, a larger boot, with a 400-litre capacity. Another important feature is the seat cushion, which is 52mm higher and gives a dual advantage. Firstly, a higher driving position for raised view of the road ahead. And secondly, it makes it much easier to get in and out of the car. The passenger seats are also 62mm higher than they would be in an Ibiza, while headroom is 37mm greater in the front and 33mm in the rear. The suspension height has been increased by 15mm and the windscreen is slightly more vertical for a roomier interior.

Market and Model

Arona prices start at around £16,500 but expect most variants to sell in the same kind of £18,000 to £24,000 bracket common to the two leading small SUVs, Nissan's Juke and Renault's Captur. Trim levels are based around the usual 'SE', 'SE Technology', 'FR', 'FR Sport', 'XCELLENCE' and 'XCELLENCE Lux' SEAT spec options. The Spanish brand knows that the extent to which buyers will be able to personalise the Arona and make it their own will be important. Colour-wise, the car is divided into two: the lower body on the one hand, and the roof (plus the A- and C-pillars) on the other. The roof can be grey, black, orange or the same colour as the body. Globally, there are 68 possible colour combinations. Key equipment features available as options or fitted to plusher models include Auto lights and wipers, a Keyless Entry and Start System, a rear camera, an 8-inch black panel centre-dash infotainment touchscreen, a Park Assistance System and a 'Connectivity Hub' which comes with a Wireless Phone Charger and a GSM signal amplifier. Safety spec will also be crucial to sales interest in this car, so the Arona gets all the latest camera-driven tech, including the brand's 'Front Assist' autonomous braking system, 'Blind Spot Detection' (which stops you from pulling out to overtake when there's a vehicle in your blindspot) and 'Rear Traffic Alert' (which warns you of approaching vehicles if you're reversing out from a space). Other features available include Adaptive Cruise Control, Hill Hold control, a Tiredness Recognition System and Multi-Collision Braking.

Cost of Ownership

The headline engine is SEATs well regarded 1.0 TSI petrol turbo unit and it should certainly prove to be very frugal. Expect the 95PS version to manage over 55mpg on the combined cycle and under 110g/km of CO2. Obviously, the 1.6-litre TDI diesel will be much better. Expect about 70mpg and about 105g/km. All models get an automatic stop & start system to cut the engine when you don't need it, stuck in traffic or waiting at the lights. What else? Well there's SEAT's usual three year/60,000 mile warranty. That's unexceptional when rivals like Toyota and Hyundai offer five years of cover as standard and Kia offers up to seven years. However, the SEAT deal is extendable, so you might be able to negotiate on that. And it includes two years of Europe-wide roadside assistance. SEAT dealers also offer an 'It's Fixed!' low cost servicing programme. To even out the cost of regular maintenance, you can take up fixed price servicing packages for up to three scheduled halts and they go with the car when you sell it if the balance has still to be used.

By Jonathan Crouch

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Key Standard Features*

  • Metallic - Mystery blue
  • Metallic - Midnight black
  • Metallic - Urban silver
  • Metallic - Nevada white
  • Metallic - Desire Red
  • Metallic - Desire Red with grey roof
  • Metallic - Desire Red with black roof
  • Metallic - Midnight black with grey roof
  • Metallic - Mystery blue with grey roof
  • Metallic - Mystery blue with black roof
  • Metallic - Nevada white with grey roof
  • Metallic - Nevada white with black roof
  • Metallic - Urban silver with grey roof
  • Metallic - Urban silver with black roof
  • Solid - White
  • Solid - Emocion red
  • Solid - Emocion red with grey roof
  • Solid - Emocion red with black roof
  • Solid - White with grey roof
  • Solid - White with black roof
  • Metallic paint
  • Solid paint
  • Metallic paint with contrast roof
  • Solid paint with contrast roof
  • Cloth - Orgad Blue
  • Emergency tyre repair kit
Specification
Body Glass
Black window surrounds
Windshield wiper with intermittent control and potentiometer
Rear window wash/wipe
Electric front/rear windows with one touch/anti pinch
Brakes
ABS+EBA
Hill hold control + Tyre Pressure monitor
Traction control
Electronic stability control
ABS
Hill hold control
Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) and front assist
Chassis/Suspension
Comfort suspension
Driver Aids
Front assistant collision mitigation
RPM counter
Cruise control
Electric speed sensitive power steering
Multi-Collision Braking
Driver Information
Full Link Smartphone Integration with Mirror Link, Apple Car Play, Google Android Auto
Digital clock
Trip computer
Low fuel warning light
'Lights On' warning buzzer
Outside temperature display
Full Link Smartphone Integration with Mirror Link, Apple Car Play, Google Android Auto with USB cable for Apple and Android compatibility
Driving Mirrors
Electric adjustable door mirrors
Body coloured door mirrors
Dimming rear view mirror
Embellishment Trims
Plastic grey dashboard
Interior chrome line trim
Entertainment
SEAT USB media cable
DAB Digital radio
6 speakers
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
Bluetooth interface for hands free and audio streaming
Media system with 6.5" colour touchscreen with USB/Aux-in
DAB digital radio and AM/FM radio
Exterior Body Features
Chrome grille surround
Hidden exhaust pipe
Anti theft roof antenna
Visible VIN plate
Black roof rails
Body coloured door handle inserts
Body coloured bumpers
Black window trims
Chrome front grille frame
Exterior Lights
Halogen headlights
Rear fog lights
LED licence plate lighting
LED tail lights
Front fog lights with static cornering function
Automatic headlights
Electric headlight adjustment
Automatic activation of hazard warning lights
LED daytime running lights
Front fog lights with cornering function and rear fog light
LED rear tail lights and licence plate lights
Heating/Cooling/Ventilation
Air conditioning
Dust/pollen filter
Interior Features
Card holder
Leather handbrake
Driver and passenger sunvisors
Leather steering wheel and gear knob
Cloth upholstery
Height/reach adjustable steering column
2 cupholders
Gear shift indicator
Leather steering wheel/gear knob/handbrake
Grey interior roof
Interior Lights
Front courtesy lights
Front reading light
Ambient interior lighting
Footwell ambient lighting
Instrument lighting with brightness control
Illuminated boot
Multi-colour ambient interior lighting
Front courtesy light with front reading lights
Interior footwell lighting
Packs
Interior chrome pack - Arona
Safety
Passenger airbag deactivate switch
Front side/curtain airbags
Driver/Front Passenger airbags
Height adjustable active front headrests
3 point rear seatbelts x3
Child locks on rear doors
Front and rear seatbelt reminder
Tiredness recognition system
Active front headrests
Tyre pressure monitoring system
Two front and three rear height adjustable headrests
Driver and front passenger airbags with front passenger airbag de activation, front side and curtain airbags
Seats
Active head restraints
Driver/front passenger seat height adjustment
3 rear height adjustable headrests
Isofix attachments on rear seats
60/40 split folding rear seat
Height adjustable front seats
ISOFIX points in outer rear seats with top tether anchorage points
Security
Immobiliser
Remote central locking + deadlocks
Locking wheel bolts
2 folding remote keys with window open/close function
Electronic engine immobiliser
Vanity Mirrors
Passenger sunvisor with vanity mirror
Driver sunvisor with covered mirror + card holder
Wheels - Alloy
17" Dynamic alloy wheels
Performance
Performance
0 to 60 mph (secs)
0 to 62 mph (secs)11.9
Engine Power - BHP95
Engine Power - KW70
Engine Power - PS
Engine Power - RPM2750
Engine Torque - LBS.FT184
Engine Torque - MKG25.5
Engine Torque - NM250
Engine Torque - RPM1500
Top Speed111

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