The Ibiza and Arona receive design and technology updates
“The SEAT Ibiza has been a cornerstone of the brand’s success, with close to six million vehicles sold over its five generations, while the SEAT Arona is a clear pillar in the range, being the second most sold SEAT model last year,” said Wayne Griffiths, President of SEAT and CUPRA. “The updated models add to the vehicles’ incredible attributes to deliver an even more complete offering whilst refreshing the cars’ design.”
Our new SEAT Ibiza and Arona models have been unveiled with their new facelift. The Ibiza has been a key pillar of the brand's success since it was first introduced in 1984. After 37 years, five generations and nearly six million sales, it’s SEAT’s most successful vehicle to ever roll off the production line.
The SEAT Arona was introduced by the brand in 2017, since then the urban SUV has sold more than 350,000 vehicles globally and established itself as a key pillar in the brand's range.
Both models have received an interior revolution, they both have had new features with improved quality and materials. The touch screen display is now floating above the centre console and have increased in size from 6.5 inches to 8.25 inches on the SE trim. On the SE Technology trim and above the touch screen display is 9.2 inches. Apple Carplay is now wireless in both models, quality improvements include the introduction of Nappa leather steering wheels and soft dashboards as standard. One new feature that does stand out is the vibrant colours that now surround the air vents with illumination on FR, XCELLENCE and XPERIENCE trims. Each trim has its own colour, which adds character into the interior.
The new Arona will have a re-designed front grille, bumper and fog light configurator, giving the Arona a much bolder exterior look. On both models ECO LED headlights have been standardised on SE and SE Technology in place of Halogen lights, these lights offer better visibility and energy consumption. On the new Ibiza the alloy wheels have also been upgrade, now offering a new 16 inch machined alloys available on the Ibiza SE Technology and an all new Aero 18 inch wheel design on the Arona FR Sport.
New exterior panels will also be available to customers, both models will be available in asphalt or sapphire blue with the Arona also available in dark camouflage and a new caddy white roof option.
New Generation Safety Equipment
Both models will get lane assist, front assist and cruise control as standard. Adaptive cruise control and traffic sign recognition will be standard on Ibiza XCELLENCE Lux with travel assist, blind spot detection and exit warning all available as options.
Arona gets adaptive cruise control, traffic sign recognition, blind spot detection as standard on Aron XPERIENCE with travel assist and light assist available as options.
Ibiza will keep the SE, FR and XCELLENCE structure, while Arona will follow the new SUV trim structure as per Ateca, with new XPERIENCE and XPERIENCE Lux trim to replace XCELLENCE and XCELLENCE Lux. This is part of SEAT's product strategy to create a more robust appearance to compete in the SUV landscape. The new Arona XPERIENCE trims will feature enhanced grille and body styling which gives the car a more robust road presence.
The engine line-up will remain the same across both models with new Ibiza available with three different petrol engines 80PS, 95PS and 110PS, and the new Arona available with four different petrol engines between 95PS and 150PS.