2019 Seat Arona FR Review; More Power, More Fun!
2019 Seat Arona FR, The New Urban SUV With the 150 horses of its en version, Seat Arona makes a remarkable entrance into the urban SUV arena.
2019 Seat Arona FR Short Specs
- Engine: 4 cylinders turbo Petrol, 1 498 cm3, 150 hp, 250 Nm
- Transmission: Traction, 6-Speed box
- Dimensions: L. 4.14, L. 1.78, H. 1.54 m
- Consumption: 5.1 L/100 km
- Emissions (CO2): 115 g/km
- Speed: 205 km/h
- Price: 24 095 € Europe
2019 Seat Arona FR Overview
Arona is the name of a small town located in the Canary Islands, on the island of Tenerife, at the foot of the Teide, the highest point of Spain (3 718 m above sea level). It is also, since last June, the surname of a raised city girl, with the allure of adventurer, conceived and assembled by Seat in Martorell, in the province of Barcelona.
The Spanish brand, if not Catalan, owned by the Volkswagen group, is in turn investing in the very popular category of small urban SUV. The first observation is that the height of the 2019 Seat Arona FR glazing gives it a top-of-the-shape silhouette.
The effect is attenuated by a different colored roof and a Chanel “X” stainless steel headband dividing the amount of quarter. From the top of its 19 cm of ground clearance, this Ibiza of the fields, adorned with a few crate protections, seems able to fly over the hollow roads.
Provided that they are not too steep, because Seat did not consider it useful to equip it with the full transmission in the group’s organ bank. This pseudo-adventurer nevertheless presents a versatility of use capable of seducing a wide audience.
Enjoying a modern architecture, it offers, despite a length of 4.14 m, a comfortable habitability for four adults and a chest with a capacity superior to that of a Golf. Compared to the leader of the category, it lacks, however, a sliding back seat.
We have also regretted that, for the sake of economy, his dashboard is a feature of the Ibiza. It’s not the party. In the absence of originality, the cockpit is distinguished by a sobriety and a rigour of assembly all Germanic.
To improve the ordinary, Seat has provided a leather lining which, in our test car in sports finish en, is embellished with red stitching. This luxurious treatment is coupled with the powerful 1.5 TSI engine that covers the range at launch.
Not content to deliver 150 hp, this mechanics has a system of automatic deactivation of half of its cylinders, under low acceleration. In the absence of being very demonstrative, this motorization is therefore fuel-efficient and offers, nevertheless, first-rank performances.
The powerful version FR is also distinguished by dynamic road behavior and the possibility of having, as an option, a controlled damping offering the choice between sport and comfort. In this configuration, we find a little of the agility that characterizes the Ibiza.
To perfect this table, however, it remains for Seat to propose the 2019 Seat Arona FR with the excellent automatic DSG box which it reserves, for the time being, version 115 Ch. Because there is a lot to bet, that like his rivals, this little SUV will spend most of its time in town.