Seat has revealed a shadowy teaser image (aren’t they all?) of its upcoming compact crossover called the Arona. The newbie will be making its debut at the Frankfurt motor show in September which is still some time away so we’re likely to get a few more dimly lit images before then. Let’s just hope they reveal a little more than this official image because not much in terms of aesthetic details can be seen at all.
The image, which was posted on Seat’s Twitter account, gives us a hint of the Arona’s profile and what we know for sure is that it will share the same version of Volkswagen Group’s MQB underpinnings as the latest Ibiza. The Arona will likely feature a strong family resemblance to it albeit packing a taller ride height and probably look a little more rugged than the hatchback. But that doesn’t mean it will be much of an off-roader; it will be front wheel drive - meaning you'll have to be a seriously good driver to not get it stuck in soft sand... It will share the same powertrains as the Ibiza too; power will come from VW Group’s 1.5-litre TSI Evo four-cylinder making 150 horsepower (and it will also have the 1.0-litre TSI and 1.6-litre TDI) with the top trims getting a dual clutch automatic.
Seat will offer three CUVs in its line up and the Arona will be the baby (it’ll give the Opel Mokka X, Nissan Juke and Renault Captur something to think about…), the Ateca will be the middle child and then later, the brand will add a new and its biggest CUV which will borrow styling from the 20V20 Concept.