2017-2021 SEAT Arona (1st Generation)
Current Price 2021:
- Arona SE Starting Price: 18,605 Pounds
- Arona SE Technology Starting Price = 19,715 Pounds
- Aron FR Starting Price = 22,075 Pounds
- Arona FR Sport Starting Price = 23,365 Pounds
- Arona Xcellence Starting Price = 22,575 Pounds
- Arona Xcellence Lux Starting Price = 24,195 Pounds
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The SEAT Arona was launched in 2017 as a mini crossover SUV by the Spanish brand SEAT. This front-engine and a front-wheel-drive car were built on Volkswagen Group MQB A0. It managed to sell 110,648 units in 2019 that showed it did well in its sale charts. Now we have 2021 SEAT Arona to come in the lineup soon. We have important news regarding the all-new SEAT Arona to be coming in 2021, and that is the removal of the TDI engine from its powertrain now It will be equipped with 1.0 litres EcoTSI gasoline engine. Some other changes done to the body of SEAT Arona are; addition of angular headlights and a two-tone colour theme to its exterior. The 2021 SEAT Arona spied in the European Alps where the camouflage-version of Arona was seen, and a new mesh pattern can be seen in it that looks like fish scales. The air intakes on its sides and around the foglights have restyled, while the taillights received minimum changes. The spied shots revealed wind speed detectors on its roof, and some people expect a mild-hybrid prototype to be released with it also. It will be available all over Europe from February 1st, 2021 to all SEAT retailers.
Trims & Versions:
The 2021 SEAT Arona will be available in six variants includes; SE trim, SE technology trim, FR trim, FR Sport trim, Xcellence trim, and Xcellence Lux trim.
The key features of SE trim are seventeen inches alloy wheels, a contrast roof, and LED daytime running lights.
SE Technology features satellite navigation, a wireless charger, and rear parking sensors.
The FR trim features all-LED headlights and full link technology, while the FR Sport trim is equipped with eighteen inches alloy wheels, a digital cockpit, and microsuede upholstery.
The Xcellence trim features seventeen-inches machined alloy wheels, blind-spot detection, keyless entry, and rear cross-traffic alert alarm.
The Higher-end trim Xcellence Lux features eighteen inches alloy wheels, a digital cockpit, rearview camera, and parking assistance.
Engine & Power:
The 1.6 litres TDI 1598 cc diesel engine continued for the year 2021, and only three options of petrol engines are offered now. It will be coming in 1.0 litres TSI 95 engine, 1.0 litres TSI 115 engine, and 1.5 litres TSI 150 Evo engine. The 1.0 litres TSI 95 engine produces a maximum power of 95 PS and torque of 175 Nm. The 1.0 litres TSI 115 engine generates the 115 PS with a torque of 200 Nm. On the other hand, the 1.5 litres TSI 150 Evo engine produces 150 PS with a torque of 250 Nm.
Performance & Drive:
A small SUV does not offer a very thrilling driving experience, but Arona does its best to delivers a quality drive to match the top SUVs. All of the petrol engines produce a pretty good amount of power and torque that enables you to maintain approaching brisk progress when it is needed. The gearbox in all the variants is slick and easy to change. The 1.0 Liters TSI 95 engine comes with a five-speed manual transmission, while the other two engines come with a six-speed or 7-speed DSG transmission. The power steering of Arona is precise and well-weighted to deliver a sporty drive to you. The chassis is tied well, and the body control is managed tightly to give you a firm ride quality. The Arona is also damped nicely, and the handling of the car is made easy, especially when turning and curving the car around twists and corners. The four driving modes are present for the selection as per desired needs, and these modes include normal mode, sport mode, Eco mode, and individual driving mode. The fuel economy of SEAT Arona is also economical, consuming six litres of petrol for a hundred kilometres and gives a fuel tank capacity of 40 litres. The 1.0 litres TSI 95 engine gives you a mileage of 49.6 miles per gallon, and the 1.5 litres engine gives you a mileage of 48.7 miles per gallon. The acceleration of the SEAT Arona is also exceptional for a small SUV like this. It takes only 11.5 seconds to accelerate from zero to sixty-two miles per hour. The higher-end trim of Arona is more upgraded in terms of acceleration. It takes 10.3 seconds to accelerate from zero to sixty-two miles per hour.
Exterior design and features:
This mini SUV crossover design is an award-winning design that features dynamic and attractive fascia. The spied shots of 2021 SEAT Arona show unchanged angular headlights that are equipped with LED lights along with daytime running lights. The front end of Arona is similar to the previous model having a pronounced three-dimensional look. The roof and the rails of Arona come with line detailing and are designed in contrast color theme. The camouflage of the 2021 SEAT Arona shows differently styled air intakes around the foglights, and the lower bumper on the rear side has two rectangular exhaust tips that look very fake. The eighteen-inches dynamic performance alloy wheels in the higher-end trims look equally beautiful from all angles and give it a real sporty stance.
Interior design and features:
The interior design of SEAT Arona is simple and elegantly made of all high-quality materials. The infotainment screen is 6.5 inches in size and is mounted at a higher altitude than before, so its operation is more convenient now. A 10.25 inches digital cockpit now replaces the traditional standard gauges. The heating controls are now completely separated, so it’s easy to adjust your air conditioning temperature without leaving your map page. The higher-end trims feature attractive leather upholstery, and the padded seats are comfortable enough to give you a relaxing journey. Some other latest features in the cabin include USB ports, a 3D mapping in satellite navigation, SEAT Full Link feature, Apple Car Play, Android Auto interface, wireless charging, heated front seats, adaptive cruise control, and a keyless entry system.
Latest SEAT Arona’s all trims have been equipped with rear-cross traffic alert, blind-spot detection, hill-hold control, front and side airbags, electronic stability control, tire pressure monitoring System, multi-collision braking, locking wheel bolts, automatic warning lights, and tiredness recognition system. It has been tested by Euro NCAP that cracked a ninety-five percentage adult protection which is ten percent more than Mazda CX-3.
The 2021 SEAT Arona will be available at a starting price of 18,605 pounds, while its price in Egypt will be 305,000 EGP.
SEAT Arona is much expensive as-compared-to its rivals and even its interior does not match the versatility of one of its biggest competitors the Citroen C3 Aircross. But its sharp and attractive looks with impressive petrol engine deliver exciting drive to make it appealing within this class group. The cabin is not appealing, but if you are purchasing SEAT Arona, you can get plenty of personalization that makes it look better and sharper.