New Seat Arona Undercuts Competition
By Kyle Lindsay
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 09:30
The brand-new SEAT Arona, baby brother to the hugely successful Ateca, has received outstanding whole life cost (WLC) estimates to bolster its already strong appeal to prospective fleet buyers.
Achieving a lower WLC than popular rivals in the same crossover SUV segment, the Arona’s outstanding value – rated from just 51.13p per mile over its lifetime – supplements its polished driving manners and striking design to provide an extremely well-rounded package.
Undercutting key rivals by £50 per calendar month or more in entry-level Arona SE 1.0 TSI 95PS form – according to Independent automotive data experts cap – fleet decision-makers can minimise the cost of their next vehicles without compromise.
Contributing to its excellent overall cost of ownership proposition, the Arona SE 1.0 TSI 95PS retains an impressive 41% of its value after three years and 60,000 miles. Along with keen SMR costs and excellent fuel efficiency, the projection means the Arona is highly competitive on price.
SEAT’s new compact crossover is available to order now after introducing an innovative new approach designed to simplify the buying process for both end users and fleet managers. The “Easy” range line-up means decision makers need only specify trim level, engine and colour – a bold approach to save time and hassle.
To accommodate the easy process, the New Arona is being offered in six trims, each equipped with features today’s customers want and which will help the vehicle retain its value. The approach greatly simplifies the decision-making process in respect of new WLTP emissions standards, enabling buyers to navigate the more complex structure of rules far more easily.
The Arona’s bigger brother, the Ateca SUV, also commands leading residual values in the eyes of cap; to back this up, in 2017 the hugely popular, five-star-rated model has matched or exceeded value projections.
The Arona has become a highly anticipated entry to one of the fastest-growing segments on the market, thanks to its stylish design, raft of technology including wireless smartphone charging and comprehensive range of driver safety assistance systems.
The range includes a variety of petrol and diesel engines including the much-lauded turbo-charged 1.0 TSI 115PS engine, which delivers up to a frugal 57.6 mpg and emits as little as 113 grams per kilometre of CO2.
SEAT UK Head of Fleet and Business Sales, Peter McDonald, commented: “More than ever, customers are focused on getting the best value for total cost of ownership, and cap’s figures make the Arona one of the most inviting propositions for fleet decision-makers.
“At every stage of its development we’ve looked to make the Arona a compact crossover that does things differently: giving drivers a dynamic, stylish car to enjoy without compromising on providing businesses with competitive pricing and exceptional whole-life costs.
“With the Arona already making waves in one of the fastest-growing segments, we can now boast a competitively-priced and burgeoning model portfolio which also includes the Leon, Ateca and All-new Ibiza. The range has flourished into one of the most tempting and comprehensive propositions for businesses of all shapes and sizes.”
Order books for the SEAT Arona are now open ahead of its official UK launch on 17th November.