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Seat takes covers off new Arona SUV

7 2017 Seat Arona

Seat’s new mini-crossover, the Arona, has made its first debut ahead of its launch later this year.

It joins the brand's new SUV range which also includes the Ateca and the upcoming large size SUV that will be released in 2018.

The Arona is the first Seat model in the compact crossover segment and is based on the new Ibiza.

Seat says the car is designed for drivers looking for a sense of excitement, distinction and functionality.

All the driving assistance and infotainment systems from other Seat models feature, including: Front Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Hill Hold control, Tiredness Recognition System, Auto lights and wipers, Multi-Collision Braking, Keyless Entry and Start System, rear camera, eight-inch black panel touchscreen and Connectivity Hub with Wireless Phone Charger

The Seat Arona is 79mm longer than the new Ibiza and is 99mm taller. As a result there is more ground clearance and more front and rear headroom. The boot is bigger too with a 400 litre capacity.

Trim levels should mirror those of the Ibiza and are expected to include the sporty FR (pictured red) and luxury XCELLENCE (pictured orange) trims.

There are three different petrol engines to choose from including a three-cylinder 1.0-litre TSI unit and a new four-cylinder 150PS TSI with active cylinder deactivation technology.

As for diesel options, a 1.6-litre TDI will be available with 95 and 115PS.

More details on the Arona should be available following its official debut at the Frankfurt motor show in September.

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