The SEAT Arona range will start from €17,995 when it arrives in Ireland in November.

The all-new SEAT Arona is SEAT’s first compact crossover, which is the fastest growing segment in Ireland.

Neil Dalton, Head of Marketing and Product at SEAT Ireland commented: “With every new model we introduce, one of our priorities is to ensure the pricing and specification is competitive for the market here in Ireland, and that we continue to provide value for our customers. We’re confident that we have achieved the best value vehicle in this rapidly growing segment.”

The all-new SEAT Arona is the brand’s third new model release in 2017, after the upgraded Leon and the all-new Ibiza. This is yet another addition to the SEAT range in its biggest product offensive ever, which also includes the Ateca and the upcoming large 7 seater size SUV that will be released in late 2018.

The SEAT Arona is available with a range of driver assistance features including Front Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Hill Hold, Fatigue Detection, Rain and Headlight Sensors, Rear Traffic Alert, Multi-Collision Brake, Blind Spot Detection and the Park Assistance System, which works for both parallel and angle parking. Other features include Keyless Entry and Start System, rear camera, premium 8″ black panel touchscreen, and a wireless charger with GSM signal amplifier.

In terms of connectivity, Arona features Apple Car Play, Android Auto and Mirror Link. And in the sound department, the new SEAT Arona features optional BeatsAudio with 6 premium speakers, a 300W 8-channel amplifier and a subwoofer in the boot.

The all-new SEAT Arona offers S, SE, FR and Xcellence trims.

The FR trim includes optional dual-mode suspension, and the SEAT Drive Profile with four modes: Normal, Sport, Eco and Individual. Optional equipment is grouped into packages.

There are three different petrol engines to choose from for new Arona in Ireland. The first is the 3-cylinder, 95 PS 1.0 TSI, which is linked to a five-speed manual gearbox. Also available is this same engine but in a 115 PS version (from €20,715), which comes with a six-speed manual gearbox or the dual-clutch seven-speed DSG transmission. The third is the new four-cylinder, 150 PS 1.5 TSI with active cylinder deactivation technology, which is exclusive to the FR trim and is connected to a six-speed manual gearbox.

As for diesel options, the 1.6 TDI will be available with 95 and 115 PS. The 95 PS version can be paired with a five-speed manual transmission or the seven-speed DSG, and the 115 PS with a six-speed gearbox.

The all new SEAT Arona will arrive in Ireland in November. To find out more visit

Caroline Kidd