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New SEAT Arona

From £18,010

or from £328 per month

Say hello to the new SEAT Arona; the city crossover built for the bold. An advanced, high-performance engine: Agile. Powerful. Sharp. This is how you take on the world. Are you ready?

Offers

Finance Example

Let us pay your deposit of £1,500 and pay nothing for the first 3 months*

Plus, get £500 off when you place an order before the 30th June**

Representative example* for the SEAT Arona FR 1.0 TSI 115PS model, based on a 48 month, 10,000 mile per annum agreement (Retail cash price includes £500 saving**).

Duration 48 months
Mileage 10,000
Retail cash price (inclusive of metallic paint) £21,130.00
First 3 months of £0 followed by 44 monthly payments of £328.22
Deposit contribution £1,500.00
Customer deposit £0.00
Total deposit (including deposit contribution) £1,500.00
Optional final payment £8,472.60
Option to purchase fee
(Payable at the end of your agreement)
£10.00
Total amount payable £25,414.11
Total amount of credit £19,630.00
Representative APR 5.8% APR
Rate of interest 5.74% fixed p.a
Excess mileage (excludes VAT at the current rate) 3.6p per mile

* At the end of the agreement there are three options: i) pay the optional final payment and own the vehicle; ii) return the vehicle: subject to excess mileage and fair wear and tear, charges may apply; or iii) replace: part exchange the vehicle. With Solutions Personal Contract Plan. 18s+. Subject to status & availability. T&Cs apply. Offer available when ordered by 30 June 2020 and delivered by 30 December 2020 from participating SEAT Retailers. Indemnities may be required. Not available in conjunction with any other finance offer and may be withdrawn at any time. Accurate at 05/2020. Freepost SEAT Financial Services. ** UK residents age 18+. Participants must place an order 12 May 2020 – 30 June 2020 with a participating Retailer. Retail sales only. Excludes Mii electric & 0% APR Tarraco offers. May be redeemed against the on the road price of a new SEAT vehicle. Participating UK Retailers only. Contact your Retailer for further details, including details of if and how the offer may be combined with other offers. This offer may be varied or withdrawn at any time. ^ Covers first two consecutive services limited to 1 x Oil and 1 x Oil and Inspection Service.

Finance Example

Personal Contract Hire

Model Type SE Technology 1.0TSI 95PS
Cash Price £19,285
Initial Rental £1,200
Monthly Rental* £199
Excess Mileage 3.6p per mile

*No ownership option Based on a 48 month, 10,000 mile per annum Contract Hire agreement. Excess mileage at 3.6p per mile and damage charges may apply. 18s+. Subject to status and availability. T&Cs apply. Ordered by 30 June 2020 from participating Retailers. Indemnities may be required. Not available in conjunction with any other offer and may be withdrawn at any time. Accurate at [05/2020]. Freepost SEAT Financial Services. SEAT may change RRPs at any time (this includes where there are government changes in regulation and/or legislation). There may be a delay to any RRP displaying correctly on our materials. Always obtain prices from your chosen retailer. Please note that some images may not reflect UK specification and some derivatives may not be available to order. Figures shown are for comparability purposes; only compare fuel consumption and CO2 figures with other vehicles tested to the same technical procedures. Figures may not reflect real life driving results.

Business User Only

Contract Hire Agreement

Model FR 1.0 115PS FR 1.0 115PS DSG SE Technology 1.0TSI 95PS
OTR £21,630 £22,710 £19,285

Initial Rental (plus VAT)

£1,050 £1,110 £954

Monthly Rental* (plus VAT)

£175 £185 £159

Excess Mileage (plus VAT)

3p per mile 3p per mile 3p per mile

*No ownership option.

Standard EU Test figures for comparative purposes only. May not reflect real driving results. Please refer to the price list for full technical details broken down by model, version and engine. ^No ownership option. Business users only. Based on 36 month, 10,000 mile per annum Contract Hire agreement. Excess mileage and damage charges may apply. All Prices Exclude VAT. VAT payable at 20%. 18s+. Subject to status and availability. T&Cs apply. Ordered by 30/06/2020 from participating Retailers. Indemnities may be required. Not available in conjunction with any other offer and may be withdrawn at any time. Accurate at 05/20. Freepost SEAT Financial Services. SEAT may change RRPs at any time (this includes where there are government changes in regulation and/or legislation). There may be a delay to any RRP displaying correctly on our materials. Always obtain prices from your chosen Retailer. All models include metallic paint.

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Model Lines

SE | From £17,580

  • 17" Dynamic’ alloy wheels
  • Contrast roof colour
  • LED daytime running lights
  • Front Assist

SE Technology | From £18,520

  • 17" Dynamic’ alloy wheels
  • Satellite navigation
  • Wireless phone charger
  • Rear parking sensor

SE Technology Lux | From £20,335

  • Beats sound system
  • Winter pack
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Kessy (keyless entry and go)

FR | From £20,840

  • 17" Dynamic’ alloy wheels
  • Satellite navigation
  • Full link
  • Full LED headlights

FR SPORT | From £22,155

  • 18" Performance’ alloy wheels
  • Satellite navigation
  • Full link
  • Microsuede upholstery

XCELLENCE | From £21,630

  • 17" Dynamic’ alloy wheels
  • Blind spot detection
  • Kessy (keyless entry and go)
  • Rear cross traffic alert

XCELLENCE Lux | From £23,230

  • 18" Performance’ alloy wheels
  • Media system plus
  • Rear view camera
  • Park assist

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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.

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.

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.

Summary

The Arona, says SEAT, is designed for 'drivers looking for a sense of excitement, distinction and functionality. People who know that age is just a number, not an outlook on life.' In other words, the people who've been busily buying Nissan Jukes and Renault Capturs in considerable numbers over the last five years. The Spanish maker wants in on this lucrative market and this little Crossover looks to have everything necessary to entitle them to a useful slice of sales in this segment. The potential for personalisation will be key to this car's prospects, as will the efficiency made possible by its efficient engines and light, stiff MQB chassis. It's taken some time for the Iberian maker to bring us a Crossover of this kind but we can see quite a few target Arona customers feeling that the wait has been worthwhile.

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.

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.

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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