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New Arona SE

FROM £19,600

  • 17" 'Dynamic Machined' alloy wheels
  • ECO LED headlights
  • Air conditioning
  • SEAT CONNECT

 

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New Arona SE Technology

FROM £20,510

  • 17" 'Dynamic Machined' alloy wheels
  • ECO LED headlights
  • Satellite navigation with 9.25” display
  • Wireless phone charger
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SE Technology

New Arona FR

FROM £22,910

  • 17" 'Dynamic' alloy wheels
  • Full LED headlights
  • FR Exterior styling
  •  Rear tinted windows
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FR

New Arona FR Sport

FROM £23,990

  • 18" Performance Cosmo Grey alloy wheels
  • Full LED headlights
  • Satellite navigation with 9.25” display
  • Climate Control

 

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New Arona Xperience

FROM £23,630

  • 17" 'Dynamic' alloy wheels
  • Full LED headlights
  • Satellite navigation with 9.25” display
  • Climate Control
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Xperience

New Arona Xperience Lux

FROM £25,215

  • 18" 'Performance' alloy wheels in 'Nuclear Grey'
  • Full LED headlights
  • Satellite navigation with 9.25” display
  • Climate Control
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Xperience Lux

FROM £19,600

or from £199 per month

New SEAT Arona

The new SEAT Arona’s exterior design is refreshed to deliver an even more bold and robust aesthetic. From the front, the Arona’s distinct, three-dimensional look is enhanced by the new hot-stamped grille designs – while the front bumper in Reflex Silver and newly designed and positioned foglamps enhance the rugged character.

The new SEAT Arona exterior lighting shifts to 100% LED technology as standard – EcoLEDs are standard on SE and SE Technology trims, upgradable to Full LEDs which are standard on FR models upwards. The new LEDs reinforce the front design cues while also offering better visibility with lower energy consumption.

At the rear, the introduction of a new spoiler and diffuser add further differentiation and youthful look, while the model’s name in embossed handwritten lettering on the rear, together with the new SEAT logo in two-tone chrome finish, round off the distinct new look.

The Arona’s character is enhanced further with the use of lighting technology to illuminate newly designed air vents, with different colours available depending on the trim.

The addition of a huge range of intuitive functionality, combined with a revamped design that includes ambient lighting (FR and Xperience trims only) and a larger floating-screen infotainment system, brings a heightened sense of modernity and quality to the interior and a bold new personality.

With a range of new driver assistance systems that make driving the urban SUV more relaxing in any environment, the SEAT Arona is ready for any challenge thrown its way.

The new SEAT Arona is available with four different petrol powertrains; between 90PS and 150PS.

Experience the New SEAT Arona at Sinclair SEAT Swansea.

Personal Contract Purchase

SE Technology 1.0 TSI 95PS

  • With £500 off when you request a test drive¹
  • From £199 a month with a £1,500 deposit contribution at 4.5% APR Representative Finance*
  • Two services for £1992

This is a representative finance example for a new SEAT New Arona SE Technology 1.0 TSI EVO 95PS based on a PCP & Deposit Contribution over a 48 month finance period and an annual mileage of 10,000 miles.

Duration 48 months
Mileage 10,000
Retail cash price  £20,010
47 monthly payments of  £199.00
Customer deposit £3,920.97
Acceptance fee £0.00
Optional final payment £7,148.70
Option to purchase fee
(Payable at the end of your agreement)
£0.00
Total amount payable £21,932.67
Total amount of credit £14,589.03
Representative APR 4.5% APR
Rate of interest 4.45% fixed
Excess mileage  3p per mile

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* 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. Available when ordered by 3 January 2022 from participating SEAT Retailers. Excludes Mii Electric. Indemnities may be required. Subject to changes in vehicle or equipment prices. Not available in conjunction with any other finance offer and may be varied or withdrawn at any time. Accurate at 10/21. Freepost SEAT Financial Services. ¹ UK residents age 18+. Subject to availability. Participants must request a test drive to receive the £500 saving. Retail sales only. £500 saving may be redeemed against the on the road price of a new SEAT vehicle ordered between 1 October – 3 January 2022. Excludes Contract Hire offers and Mii Electric. Cannot be used with any other website offer. Contact your Retailer for further details. ² Two services covers the first two consecutive services limited to 1 x Oil and 1 x Oil and Inspection Service. Please note that some images may not reflect UK specification and some derivatives may not be available to order. SEAT UK may change recommended prices at any time (this includes where there are government changes in regulation and/or legislation). There may be a delay to any recommended prices displaying

Personal Contract Hire

Model Type Arona FR 1.0 TSI 110PS DSG-auto with Metallic Paint
Cash Price £24,030
Initial Rental £1,410
Monthly Rental* £235
Excess Mileage 3.6p per mile

* No ownership option. Based on a 48 month, 10,000 mile per annum Contract Hire agreement including Metallic Paint. Excess mileage at 3.6p per mile and damage charges may apply. 18s+. Subject to status and availability. T&Cs apply. Ordered by 03 January 2022 from participating Retailers. Indemnities may be required. Subject to changes in vehicle or equipment prices. Not available in conjunction with any other finance offer and may be varied or withdrawn at any time. Accurate at 10/21. Freepost SEAT Financial Services. Please note that some images may not reflect UK specification and some derivatives may not be available to order. SEAT UK may change recommended prices at any time (this includes where there are government changes in regulation and/or legislation). There may be a delay to any recommended prices displaying correctly on our materials. Always obtain prices from your chosen SEAT Retailer.

Contract Hire Agreement

Model Arona SE Technology 1.0 TSI DSG-auto 110PS
OTR £21,790
Initial Rental (plus VAT) £1,170
Monthly Rental* (plus VAT) £195
Excess Mileage (plus VAT) 3p per mile

 

Model Arona FR 1.0 TSI 110PS 
OTR £22,910
Initial Rental (plus VAT) £1,254
Monthly Rental* (plus VAT) £209
Excess Mileage (plus VAT) 3p per mile

 

*No ownership option. Business users only. Based on a New Arona on a 36 month, 10,000 mile per annum Contract Hire agreement including Metallic Paint. 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 3 January 2022 from participating Retailers. Indemnities may be required. Subject to changes in vehicle or equipment prices. Not available in conjunction with any other finance offer and may be varied or withdrawn at any time. Accurate at 10/2021. Freepost SEAT Financial Services. Please note that some images may not reflect UK specification and some derivatives may not be available to order.

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SEAT's Arona is a small SUV with an important role to play in the Spanish maker's model line-up. Jonathan Crouch takes a look at what's on offer from the revised version.

Ten Second Review

The Arona is SEAT's idea of a small sporty SUV and it's likely to continue 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, especially in this usefully improved form. 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 continued with his Arona. It launched back in 2017 to slot 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. Here's the lightly revised version launched in mid-2021.

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 various different petrol units to choose from, the headline emphasis being on the usual Volkswagen Group three-cylinder 1.0 TSI petrol unit, available in 95PS form with a five-speed manual gearbox or in 110PS guise with dual-clutch seven-speed DSG auto transmission or a six-speed 'box. The final petrol choice is a 1.5-litre four-cylinder 150PS EcoTSI unit with active cylinder deactivation technology, which is exclusive to the 'FR' trims and is connected to DSG auto transmission. Go for the sporty 'FR' trims 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'. There are now no diesel options. All Arona models are front-driven: there's not much appetite in this segment for 4WD. If you happen to be familiar with rivals in the small SUV segment, you may well notice that the steering here is more direct, the corner turn-in's more precise and that body roll is rather better controlled. That's not to say that it feels in any way really sporty: no car in this segment is. SEAT's preference has been to set the Arona up for the low speed, traffic-jinking needs of the urban jungle and sure enough, it feels right at home in that environment, with its great all-round sight lines and tight turning circle.

Design and Build

The changes to this updated Arona are subtle but you might well notice the new LED headlights, the restyled bumper and the smarter 'hot stamped' front grille design. At the rear, there's a new spoiler and diffuser and the Arona badge now gets a hand-written font. As before, this car sits on the same MQB-A0 platform as its Ibiza supermini stablemate and, like its rivals in the segment for small SUVs, 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 remains compact, 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. Interior changes with this improved model include a new soft-touch dashboard with a larger central screen, either 8.25 or 9.2-inches in size, depending on trim. Top models now get a 10.25-inch Digital Cockpit instrument binnacle screen too.

Market and Model

Arona prices start at around £19,000 but expect most variants to sell in the same kind of £21,000 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', 'Xperience' and 'Xperience 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. 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. 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 'Travel Assist' autonomous driving system which uses 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. Finally, this improved Arona also features Park Assist, which effortlessly parks the car for the driver automatically.

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. Let's get to the WLTP figures. Expect the 95PS 1.0 TSI version to manage up to 52.3mpg on the combined cycle and 124g/km of CO2. The 1.0 TSI 110PS manual manages up to 53.3mpg and 121g/km. the 1.5 TSI auto manages up to 45.6mpg and 140g/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.

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 the improved version of 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-A0 chassis. It took some time for the Iberian maker to bring us a Crossover of this kind but over 350,000 global sales since this model's original 2017 launch have shown that quite a market exists for it. This crossover's got plenty of life left in it yet.

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