The new SEAT Arona is set to strengthen the growing popularity of the SEAT brand in Ireland, with the small SUV been spotted on testing grounds. The name was confirmed at the Paris Motor Show last year, and is set to be smaller and sportier than the superb SEAT Ateca which launched last year.
We can’t see too much from the testing ground shots, but its exterior appears to have similar rear lights, roof & shoulder lines to the Ateca. With Volkswagen Group including their new MQB Technology in the new-generation Ibiza launching this year, it’s expected the Arona will also follow suit, with a similar platform & interior. The new Arona will be built at the Martorell plant near Barcelona, and could be on sale in late 2017 or early 2018.