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  • Arona range adds new 1.5 TSI engine with DSG, delivering 45.6mpg (WLTP)
  • New drivetrain now the sportiest option in the range, as well as RDE2 certified
  • New powertrain available with FR and FR Sport trim priced from £23,440 RRP OTR*
  • New engine can be ordered from www.seat.co.uk/Arona

Milton Keynes, 1 October 2020: SEAT is adding to the Arona range with the introduction of a 1.5-litre TSI engine available exclusively with a seven-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission.

The new engine option will be the most powerful in the Arona line-up, boasting a 0-62mph time of just 8.2seconds and a top speed of 130mph**.

Even with the extra performance, the 1.5 TSI DSG delivers up to 45.6mpg of fuel efficiency and CO2 emmissions as low as 140g/km based on the combined WLTP cycle.

The new powertrain is RDE2 compliant, meaning it meets the Euro-6d Final emissions standards and emits less than 60mg/km of NOx.

Available on the FR and FR Sport trim, this latest addition to the range will be the sportiest Arona on offer and comes with outstanding levels of equipment as standard.

FR trim includes full LED headlights and tailights, SEAT Drive Profile with four different modes, FR sports seats, electric folding side mirrors, rear parking sensors, Full Link smartphone integration and wireless phone charging.

FR Sport adds 18” ‘Performance’ alloy wheels, microsuede upholstery, a digital cockpit and heated front seats.

Richard Harrison, Managing Director, SEAT UK, commented: “SEAT is constantly looking to evolve its model line-up based on innovation and consumer demand; with the market continuing to shift towards automatic transmissions, it was time to add a new engine option available with the DSG dual-clutch transmission.”

The SEAT Arona is the brand’s small SUV, and is designed, developed and produced in Barcelona, at the brand’s Martorell facilities.

Technical data


1.5 TSI


4-cyl 16v



Bore and stroke

74.5 x 85.9

Compression ratio


Max. Power

150PS @ 5000-6000 rpm

Max. Torque

250Nm @ 1500-3500 rpm


Seven-speed automatic DSG


8.2 seconds

Maximum speed

130 mph

CO2 Emissions

WLTP: 140 g/km (FR); 143 g/km (FR Sport)

Fuel consumption

WLTP: 42.2-45.6 mpg (FR); 42.2-44.8 mpg (FR Sport)


Notes to editor:

* RRP OTR prices are based on current VED rules and NEDC-derived CO2 values

** Where law permits

About SEAT

SEAT is the only company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets cars in Spain. Member of the Volkswagen Group, the multinational has its headquarters in Martorell (Barcelona), exports 80% of its vehicles, and is present in 80 countries on all five continents. In 2019, SEAT sold 574,100 cars, the highest figure in the history of the company.

The SEAT Group employs over 15,000 professionals and has three production centres – Barcelona, El Prat de Llobregat and Martorell, where it manufactures the highly successful Ibiza, Arona and Leon. Additionally, the company produces the Ateca in the Czech Republic, the Tarraco in Germany, the Alhambra in Portugal and the Mii electric, SEAT’s first 100% electric car, in Slovakia.

The multinational has a Technical Centre, which operates as a knowledge hub that brings together 1,000 engineers who are focused on developing innovation for Spain’s largest industrial investor in R&D. SEAT already features the latest connectivity technology in its vehicle range and it is currently engaged in the company’s global digitalisation process to promote the mobility of the future.

For more information, please contact:

Jodie Davies, Head of Press and Public Relations
01908 548 077; 07876 843 362; jodie.davies@seatcars.co.uk

Sam Mercer, Product Affairs Manager
01908 548 069, 07557 597181; sam.mercer@seatcars.co.uk

Laura Margott, Media Relations Manager
01908 548 078; 07881 227 608; laura.margott@seatcars.co.ukpressevents@seatcars.co.uk 


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