Seat have opened the order books for their new subcompact crossover, the Arona, ahead of its official UK launch scheduled for November 17.
Slotting under the Ateca, the Arona carries a £16,555 ($21,837) starting price, and according to the manufacturer, it's at least £50/month ($66) cheaper than its rivals.
Ordering the base model means having to settle for a 1.0-liter TSI petrol engine that makes 95PS (94hp), but customers can also have a more powerful version of the same unit that's rated at 115PS (113hp). Additionally, Seat offers a 150PS (148hp) 1.5-liter TSI, along with 95PS (94hp) and 115PS (113hp) versions of the 1.6-liter TDI diesels.
The new Seat Arona comes in six trim levels, with the base model getting 17-inch alloy wheels, metallic paint with contrasting roof, LED DRLs and taillights, front fog lights with cornering function, and electrically-operated side mirrors.
Despite being in its most basic form, this version of the subcompact crossover is also equipped with air conditioning, electric windows all around, 5-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and chrome and leather detailing.