Low wholelife costs will increase the appeal of the new Arona small SUV, says Seat head of fleet and business sales Peter McDonald.
Independent automotive data expert Cap rates the Arona SE 1.0 TSI 95PS at 51.13p per mile over its lifetime. It also retains 41% of its value after three years and 60,000 miles.
McDonald said: “More than ever, customers are focused on getting the best value for total cost of ownership, and Cap’s figures make the Arona one of the most inviting propositions for fleet decision-makers.
“At every stage of its development we’ve looked to make the Arona a compact crossover that does things differently: giving drivers a dynamic, stylish car to enjoy without compromising on providing businesses with competitive pricing and exceptional wholelife costs.
“With the Arona already making waves in one of the fastest-growing segments, we can now boast a competitively-priced and burgeoning model portfolio which also includes the Leon, Ateca and Ibiza.
"The range has flourished into one of the most tempting and comprehensive propositions for businesses of all shapes and sizes.”
Seat’s new compact crossover is available to order now after introducing a new approach designed to simplify the buying process for both end-users and fleet managers.
The 'Easy' range line-up means decision makers need only specify trim level, engine and colour.
To accommodate the process, the Arona is being offered in six trims, each equipped with features customers want and which will help the vehicle retain its value.
The approach greatly simplifies the decision-making process in respect of new WLTP emissions standards, enabling buyers to navigate the more complex structure of rules far more easily.
Order books for the Arona are now open ahead of its official UK launch on November 17.