Official: This is the new SEAT Arona

The new SEAT Arona is already official. The crossover for the B-segment of the Spanish firm comes to be below the Ateca, as an alternative more affordable.

Finally after numerous spy photos and even a few photos that were completely uncovered while you ploughed through the skies of Barcelona, the Spanish firm today unveiled officially at the SEAT Arona your new proposal for the B-segment-SUV, one of the most nourished and defendants in the current market.

Today all the brands want to have their crossover in each of the segments, and SEAT was in need of a model to cover the demand within the segment B, which possibly will become a best seller, although will have to face a large competition. In the past two weeks since they made their debut within this same segment, the Hyundai Kona, Kia Stonic and Citro├źn C3 Aircross, but the list of models of the B-segment-SUV is huge.

with The new SEAT Arona makes use of the modular platform MQB A0, a modified version of the well-known architecture of the Volkswagen Group, which has been conveniently adapted for vehicles smaller and that is also used by the new SEAT Ibiza and Volkswagen Polo.

In terms of its exterior design, the new Arona has a front very close to that of the new Ibiza, while the body has received the usual treatment for this type of vehicles, which includes moldings unpainted plastic that help protect the body from scratches in situations out of the way, roof rails, suspensions sobrelevadas, etc

The interior also appears to share many elements with the Ibiza. The dashboard design is similar, as is its system of information and entertainment with touch screen of eight inches with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The materials look correct, and the envelope includes keyless access, start button, automatic climate control two zone, chamber of mink later, adaptive cruise control, assistant of braking in city etc

The offer of engines initial included in gasoline to the TSI of 1.0 liter with 95 HP, TSI of 1.0 liter with 115 HP of power and TSI 1.5-liter with 150 HP. The most simple is combined with a manual change of five speeds and the most powerful one of six or automatic DSG with double clutch.

In diesel the customer may opt for the TDI 1.6 versions of 95 and 115 HP, the first of which is associated with a change five-speed manual or DSG seven and the 115 HP, only in combination with the manual change of six. For mid-2018 the offer will be enriched in addition with the 1.0 TSI 90 HP powered by Compressed Natural Gas.