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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.
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.
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.
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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
|Rear window wash/wipe|
|Electric front/rear windows with one touch/anti pinch|
|Windshield wiper with intermittent control and potentiometer|
|Electronic stability control|
|Hill hold control|
|Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) and front assist|
|Adaptive cruise control|
|Rear parking sensor|
|Electric speed sensitive power steering|
|Low fuel warning light|
|'Lights On' Remainder 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|
|Body coloured door mirrors|
|Electric adjustable door mirrors|
|Dimming rear view mirror|
|Interior chrome line trim|
|Plastic grey dashboard|
|Steering wheel mounted audio controls|
|Beats audio system|
|Bluetooth interface for hands free and audio streaming|
|DAB digital radio and AM/FM radio|
|Exterior Body Features|
|Black roof rails|
|Hidden exhaust pipe|
|Body coloured door handle inserts|
|Body coloured bumpers|
|Visible VIN plate|
|Anti theft roof antenna|
|Black window trims|
|Chrome front grille frame|
|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|
|Height/reach adjustable steering column|
|Leather steering wheel/gear knob/handbrake|
|Gear shift indicator|
|Grey interior roof|
|Instrument lighting with brightness control|
|Multi-colour ambient interior lighting|
|Front courtesy light with front reading lights|
|Interior footwell lighting|
|Connectivity pack plus - Arona|
|Winter pack - Arona|
|Interior chrome pack - Arona|
|Active front headrests|
|Tyre pressure monitoring system|
|3 point seatbelts on all rear seats|
|Child locks on rear doors|
|Front and rear seatbelt reminder|
|Tiredness recognition 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|
|Height adjustable front seats|
|60/40 split folding rear seat|
|ISOFIX points in outer rear seats with top tether anchorage points|
|Remote central locking + deadlocks|
|Locking wheel bolts|
|Electronic engine immobiliser|
|2 folding remote keys with window open/close function|
|KESSY Keyless entry and go|
|Passenger sunvisor with vanity mirror|
|Driver sunvisor with covered mirror + card holder|
|Wheels - Alloy|
|17" Dynamic alloy wheels|
|0 to 60 mph (secs)|
|0 to 62 mph (secs)||11.9|
|Engine Power - BHP||95|
|Engine Power - KW||70|
|Engine Power - PS|
|Engine Power - RPM||2750|
|Engine Torque - LBS.FT||184|
|Engine Torque - MKG||25.5|
|Engine Torque - NM||250|
|Engine Torque - RPM||1500|
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