At the end of June, at a special event in Barcelona, Spain, the premiere of the new subcompact crossover Seat Arona 2019-2020 was held. The novelty will take place at the very beginning of the emerging line of Seat SUVs, which will shortly be replenished with the Ateca model and another large SUV with an unnamed name. In the European market, Arona will compete for buyers with the new Peugeot 2008 , Kia Stonic , Hyundai Kona and Citroen C3 Aircross .
Potential owners of the Spanish crossover will be able to count on a modern and stylish exterior design, spacious by the standards of the cabin class, a decent level of equipment, a variety of power plants. The release of the new model will be established at the company’s largest production site in the municipality of Martorell, the province of Barcelona. In the sale of the new Arizona Seater 2019-2020 will arrive at the end of this year or early next year at a price of 16 thousand euros.
External dimensions and design
The new Seat is based on the high-tech modular platform MQB A0, which divides not only with the partner in the model line – Seat Ibiza 2019 , but also with the latest generation of the hatchback Volkswagen Polo , debuted just a couple of weeks ago. The dimensions of the crossover body are at the level of other representatives of the segment of compact SUV: length is 4138 mm, width – 1780 mm, height – 1543 mm. The wheelbase of the SUV is exactly the same as that of the sister Ibiza – 2564 mm. But the ground clearance is more by 15 mm.
In the design of the body of the Seat Aron, there is a clear commitment to the brand corporate style of the brand. In this case, the similarity to Ibiza can be seen in almost every detail, so that from certain angles the crossover looks like an elevated copy of the hatchback. From the front, we note the presence of the now-familiar triangles of headlights with LED elements and a compact grille, tightened with a grid with characteristic horizontal shading. A fairly large front bumper can boast a large trapezoidal air intake and two side niches with classic round fog lights.
Photos of the Seat of Arona 2019-2020
The aft part of the car meets a strict design with faceted LED-lanterns, a developed bumper and a small trunk lid. When inspecting the SUV in the profile, I would like to highlight several interesting “chips”. Firstly, these are the charismatic edges of the sidewalls at the level of the waist line and the bottom of the doors. Another thing is the sill line, which sharply goes up closer to the stern and finally reaches the spoiler on the top of the trunk door. Plus, the rear pillars of the roof are decorated with an original engraving “X”, alluding to the off-road status of Seat Arona. This same status is underlined by an impressive plastic body kit that covers the lower perimeter of the body.
Feed of the new Seat
For the model will offer a rich color palette of enamels, including a rich tone of Eclipse Orange. The roof can be painted either in the main color, or in one of three shades: gray, black and orange. The number of possible body color combinations reaches 68. The design of individual exterior details will vary depending on the version of the design, of which four are provided: Reference, Style, Xcellence and FR. For example, the FR version provides for the presence of a special falshradiator décor, an exhaust system with trapezoidal beams spaced around the edges of the bumper and the corresponding nameplates on the bodywork.
Packages and equipment of the Seat Arona
The interior decoration of Seat Arona almost exactly repeats the interior of Ibiza with all the pros and cons resulting from this. The first is obviously more – this is the adjusted arrangement of devices, and comfortable front seats with noticeable lateral support, and a decent supply of free space in both rows of seats, and a good electronic and technical equipment, and, finally, a substantial amount of luggage space. Among the equipment in the asset is an advanced multimedia complex with an 8-inch screen (Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, MirrorLink), a rear-view camera, parking sensors, rain and light sensors, dual-zone climate control, keyless access and engine start button, wireless charging of smartphones, background illumination of interior (white or red), high-quality acoustics BeatsAudio (6 speakers, 8-channel amplifier, power 300 W).
Interior of the model
Increase the level of safety for the driver and passengers are called for by electronic assistants such as adaptive cruise control, fatigue monitoring, preventing frontal collisions, monitoring traffic from behind, monitoring blind spots, parking assistant, automatic headlamp switching.
The crossover of the Seat Arona will please with its spaciousness and layout. With a standard layout with five seats, the cargo area holds 400 liters, which is one of the best indicators among classmates.
Technical characteristics of the SEAT Arona in the body of 2019-2020
Those wishing to purchase a Spanish SUV will be offered at least six power units. The list looks like this:
- Petrol turbojet “1.0 TSI capacity of 95 hp;
- The same three-cylinder engine 1.0 TSI with a payback of 115 hp;
- Turbocharged Quartet 1.5 TSI Evo 150 hp (for SEAT version Arona FR);
- Gasoline “atmospheric” 1.6 MPI with 110 hp. (for individual markets);
- Diesel 1.6 TDI 95 hp;
- The same 1.6 TDI, but with a payback of 115 hp.
By mid-2019, the range will expand due to a 90-horsepower 1.0 TSI engine running on natural gas. Among the available transmissions appear 5-and 6-speed mechanical boxes, “automatic” and 7-band “robot” DSG.
The FR modification will receive a ride mode selector with four configurations: Normal, Sport, Eco and Individual. In addition, the car will get adaptive shock absorbers, which provide for normal and sports options settings.