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Order books open for the Seat Arona SUV (gallery)

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Order books have opened for Seat’s new Arona ahead of the new compact SUV’s debut in UK showroom on November 17.

Available in SE, SE Technology, FR, FR Sport and flagship XCELLENCE and XCELLENCE Lux trims the newcomer is priced fom from £16,555.

Two launch trims – SE First Edition and XCELLENCE First Edition – are also available initially, offering customers a wide range of choice alongside a line-up of five engines, all featuring direct injection, turbocharging and stop-start technology.

Seat is offering customers the choice of one-litre TSI three-cylinder petrol unit and 1.6 TDI diesel, both offered in 95PS and 115 PS tune and the 150PS 1.5 TSI EVO engine, which uses cylinder deactivation technology and first appeared in the new Volkswagen Golf earlier this year.

Seat claims that its range line-up is both simple and stress-free.

A statement issued by the brand said: “In short, to find their ideal model, customers simply choose from three elements: trim level, engine and colour. It’s that easy. There are no myriad options or packs to weigh up, enabling new owners to get behind the wheel of the exciting new crossover with the minimum of fuss.”

Among the basic equipment fitted to the entry-level Arona SE trim is metallic paint,17-inch alloys, bi-colour roof, black roof rails, chrome front grille, power-adjustable door mirrors, LED daytime running lights and tail lights, front cornering fog lights and automatic headlights.

Inside, there’s air conditioning, electric windows front and rear, chrome detailing and leather trim for the gear knob and handbrake.

Seat’s Media System Colour, meanwhile, provides a five-inch touchscreen, six-speaker audio with FM/AM/DAB radio, Bluetooth and aux-in/USB connections.

Among the Arona’s safety technology is Front Assist, Multi-Collision Braking, Hill Hold Control and a Tiredness Recognition System.

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