Seat has refreshed the Arona compact SUV with a more rugged and robust aesthetic.
Up front, the car has been enhanced by a new hot-stamped grille. A new front bumper in Reflex Silver and newly designed and positioned fog lamps add a touch of ruggedness to the car.
The Seat Arona also gets full LED headlights as standard. Eco LEDs are standard on SE and SE Technology trims. These are upgradable to full LEDs, which are standard on FR models upwards.
Customers can now choose between three new alloy wheel designs. One new 17-inch and two 18-inch wheel options help enhance the car’s profile.
The rear features a new spoiler and diffuser, while the model’s name is now embossed in “handwritten” lettering. Also new here is the Seat logo, which has a two-tone chrome finish.
The interior of the Seat Arona has also been enhanced with a new soft dashboard, which features a larger, floating central infotainment system.
An 8.25-inch screen comes as standard, while SE Technology models and above will get a 9.2-inch display. Both screens are now placed in an elevated position for added convenience.
The infotainment system complements the 10.25-inch Digital Cockpit on FR Sport and Xperience Lux models. The new Seat Arona also gets a new multi-function Nappa leather steering wheel.
Other upgrades include redesigned and illuminated air vents, with different colours available depending on the trim. Rear seat passengers now benefit from roof-mounted interior lights.
SEAT ARONA: SAFER THAN EVER
New Driver Assistance Systems, such as Travel Assist, will deliver semi-automatic driving though a combination of Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Assist.
Also new for the Seat Arona is Side Assist technology, which helps make changing lanes safer.
Front and rear-facing radars monitoring the vehicle’s blind spots will alert the driver if there are vehicles in the vicinity, should they want to change lanes.
A newly introduced Traffic Sign Recognition technology will help ensure drivers always know what the speed limit is on any given road.
Finally, the new Seat Arona also features Park Assist, which effortlessly parks the car for the driver automatically.
COMPACT YET POWERFUL
Under the bonnet, the new Seat Arona will offer four different petrol powertrains with outputs ranging from 94bhp to 148bhp, linked to either a manual gearbox or DSG dual-clutch transmission.
All petrol engines are equipped with turbo, direct-injection technology. Three 1-litre EcoTSI options, and a larger 1.5-litre EcoTSI, are available.
The 94bhp 1-litre TSI unit, linked to a 5-speed manual transmission, provides 175Nm of torque.
Meanwhile, the final 3-cylinder unit delivers 108bhp and 200Nm of torque. It is linked to either a six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission.
The largest option in the range is a 4-cylinder 1.5-litre EcoTSI, which has an output of 148bhp and 250Nm.
The updated Seat Arona is expected to reach Singapore by late 2021 or early 2022.