Pricing for the new Seat Arona crossover announced

Time 1:01 pm, October 4, 2017

SEAT has confirmed that its new Arona will cost from £16,555 when it arrives in UK showrooms on November 17.

Other new models to this segment include the Volkswagen T-Roc and Kia Stonic. While prices for the T-Roc were announced yesterday to start from £20,425, Kia’s new Stonic only just undercuts the Seat at £16,295.

The five-seater baby SUV Arona is based on the same MQB A0 platform as the latest Ibiza supermini, and shares much of its styling with the larger Ateca SUV.

Customers will be offered a choice of six trim levels – SE, SE Technology, FR, FR Sport, Xcellence and Xcellence Lux – as well as two limited-run specifications from launch. These are SE Technology First Edition and Xcellence First Edition.

The Arona SE is the entry-level model, and comes with standard equipment such as 17-inch alloys, a bi-colour roof, LED daytime running lights and a DAB radio to name but a few features.

SE Technology builds on this by adding Seat’s Connectivity Pack Plus, which includes an eight-inch touchscreen with satellite navigation, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Prices start at £17,330.

The FR and FR Sport models lend the Arona a more performance-orientated appearance. FR cars gain a different style of 17-inch alloy, twin tailpipes, full LED headlights and sports front seats among other features. The Arona FR Sport benefits from 18-inch alloys, dynamic chassis control and black Alcantara upholstery. The FR and FR Sport cost from £19,680 and £20,450 respectively.

Xcellence and Xcellence Lux trim levels focus more on convenience and sophistication than their sporty FR counterparts. Xcellence models gain keyless entry and start, blind spot detection and rear cross traffic alert.

Aronas in Xcellence Lux specification add 18-inch alloys, Alcantara upholstery, front parking sensors, a rear parking camera and park assist. Prices for the Xcellence and Xcellence Lux models start at £20,825 and £21,880 respectively.

Limited-run SE Technology First Edition and Xcellence First Edition models are also available at launch. The former costs from £18,730, and includes features such as heated front seats, dual-zone climate control and adaptive cruise control.

Xcellence First Edition cars cost from £22,020 and add a Beats sound system, rear parking camera and heated seats among other features.

The compact crossover is available with a selection of petrol and diesel engines, with power ranging from 94bhp to 148bhp.

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