Refreshed Arona gets

digital upgrade

SEAT Arona, front static
SEAT Arona, rear static
SEAT Arona, dashboard

SEAT has refreshed its mid-size Arona SUV with a bolder face, a more techie look to the dash and greater levels of connectivity.

From the front, the look is enhanced by the new hot-stamped grille designs - while the front bumper in Reflex Silver and newly designed and positioned foglamps enhance the rugged character, says SEAT.

There's a change to the trims available, now: SE, SE Technology, FR, FR Sport, Xperience and Xperience Lux (replacing Xcellence).

The SEAT Arona exterior lighting shifts to 100 per cent LED technology as standard - Eco LEDs are standard on SE and SE Technology trims, upgradable to Full LEDs which are standard on FR models upwards.

Inside, there's a completely new soft dashboard, which features a larger, floating central infotainment system - an8.25in screen as standard, or 9.2in on SE Technology models upwards - that is placed in an elevated position comfortable for the driver's line of sight.

Combined with a clear 10.25in Digital Cockpit (FR Sport and Xperience Lux models only), that is linked to a new ergonomic multifunction Nappa leather steering wheel, the interior of the new Arona is fully digital, practical and sleeker than ever, claims its maker.

The Arona now includes SEAT CONNECT, giving users access to a range of remote services that help maximise the driving and ownership experience.

Users can remotely access their vehicle's data; driving data, parking position, vehicle's status including doors and lights, set-up speed alerts so you can be warned if someone using your vehicle is driving too quickly, area and anti-theft alerts, opening and closing of the doors with the remote lock and unlock service, or remotely activating the horn and turn signals to find the car more easily.

The new SEAT Arona also integrates SEAT CONNECT with a built-in eSIM, which allows drivers to contact SEAT services while adding a layer of security via the eCall service, which directly contacts emergency services in the case of an incident.

Under the bonnet, the new Arona will offer four different petrol (TSI) powertrains with outputs ranging from 95PS to 150PS, linked to either manual or DSG dual-clutch transmissions.

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