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2018 (67) SEAT Arona1.6 TDI SE Technology 5dr

Newcastle SEAT
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

'Lights On' warning buzzerCruise control
Electric speed sensitive power steeringFront assistant collision mitigation
Multi-Collision BrakingOutside temperature display
Rear parking sensorTrip computer

Entertainment

6 speakersBluetooth interface for hands free and audio streaming
DAB Digital radioSteering wheel mounted audio controls

Exterior Features

Automatic activation of hazard warning lightsAutomatic headlights
Black roof railsBlack window surrounds
Body coloured bumpersBody coloured door handle inserts
Chrome grille surroundElectric adjustable door mirrors
Electric front/rear windows with one touch/anti pinchElectric headlight adjustment
Front fog lights with static cornering functionLED daytime running lights
LED tail lightsRear window wash/wipe

Interior Features

2 cupholders3 rear height adjustable headrests
60/40 split folding rear seatAir conditioning
Ambient interior lightingCloth upholstery
Double boot floorDriver and passenger sunvisors
Driver/front passenger seat height adjustmentDust/pollen filter
Footwell ambient lightingFront courtesy lights
Front reading lightHeight/reach adjustable steering column
Illuminated bootIsofix attachments on rear seats
Leather handbrakeLeather steering wheel and gear knob

Packs

Connectivity pack plus - Arona 

Safety

3 point rear seatbelts x3ABS+EBA
Child locks on rear doorsDriver/Front Passenger airbags
Electronic stability controlFront and rear seatbelt reminder
Front side/curtain airbagsHeight adjustable active front headrests
Hill hold control + Tyre Pressure monitorPassenger airbag deactivate switch
Tiredness recognition systemTraction control

Security

2 folding remote keys with window open/close functionImmobiliser
Locking wheel boltsRemote central locking + deadlocks

Technical

Comfort suspension 

Trim

Interior chrome line trim 

Wheels

17" Dynamic alloy wheels
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)105NOx0.064
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

Catalytic ConvertorTrueCC1598
Compression Ratio16.2Cylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)79.5Cylinders - Stroke (mm)80.5
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryCOMMON RAIL
Gears5 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)70.6EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)76.3EC Urban (mpg)61.4

General

Badge Engine CC1.6Badge Power95
Coin DescriptionTDICoin SeriesSE Technology
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0710ENCAP Adult Occupant Protection %95
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %80NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %77NCAP Safety Assist %60
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)11.9Engine Power - BHP95
Engine Power - KW70Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM2750Engine Torque - LBS.FT184
Engine Torque - MKG25.5Engine Torque - NM250
Engine Torque - RPM1500Top Speed107

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front205/55 R17
Tyre Size Rear205/55 R17Tyre Size SpareTYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel StyleDYNAMICWheel Type17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1552Length4138
Wheelbase2566Width1780

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)40Gross Vehicle Weight1715
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)400Max. Loading Weight493
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1200Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked640
Minimum Kerbweight1222No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb10.6
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

SEAT Arona

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Performance
70%
Handling
90%
Comfort
70%
Space
80%
Styling
80%
Build
80%
Value
70%
Equipment
90%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
70%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£239.52
Deposit£1600
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£15,998
Credit amount£14,398
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£6840
Total amount payable£19,698.44
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge4.15p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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