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Seat unveils pricing for Arona

Date: 04 October 2017

Seat has released the pricing for its new Arona. Due to go on sale in November, the SUV will start at £16,555 for the entry-level SE trim with a 1.0-litre, 95hp TSI petrol engine.

The top of the range model will be the Xcellence Lux trim mated with a 1.6-litre, 95hp TDI diesel engine and an automatic gearbox, priced at £24,640.

Within the range, petrol power comes courtesy of a three-cylinder 1.0-litre unit in 95hp and 115hp guises, plus a larger 150hp unit, while diesel options consist of a 1.6-litre unit in 95hp and 115hp forms.

Inside, the Arona features an 8in touchscreen infotainment system, a wireless mobile phone charger, and Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink smartphone connectivity devices.

Standard equipment on the model includes metallic paint, 17in alloy wheels, electrically adjustable door mirrors, LED daytime running lights and tail lights, front cornering fog lights, automatic headlights, air-conditioning, a double boot floor, front and rear electric windows, and a 5in touchscreen infotainment system with DAB radio, Bluetooth and aux/USB connections. 

The fourth new model from the Barcelona-based brand in just 18 months is its first foray into the crucial compact crossover class. Set to rival the likes of the Nissan Juke, the Ibiza supermini-based crossover is part of what the Spanish brand calls a "new product offensive", having already launched the new Ibiza and facelifted Leon models this year.

The Arona is 79mm longer than the Ibiza it shares its platform with and 99mm taller than the recently launched supermini, which Seat claims increases headroom.

Boot space, meanwhile, is rated at 400 litres - a hike over the Ibiza's 292-litre capacity; main rival the Nissan Juke has boot space of 354 litres.

UK ordering for the Arona is now open ahead of its showroom launch on 17 November 2017.