It’s tiny facelift time for the Seat Ibiza and Arona
Two of Seat’s smallest cars get new tech and sharper styling
Welcome to the newest versions of Seat’s smallest petrol-powered cars – the Ibiza hatchback and Arona crossover. New infotainment systems and driver assistance tech, as well as subtly revised styling, are supposed to keep what are two of the company’s best-selling models feeling fresh until they’re replaced altogether in a few years’ time.
The Ibiza looks much the same as it did before, the only changes to its exterior are new wheel/colour choices, full LED headlights and a new badge. Meanwhile the Arona is marginally more distinct from its predecessor, with its new front bumper/grill and repositioned fog-lights.
Inside both cars get latest-gen infotainment systems with 9.2-inch screens (in high-spec models) and a fully digital instrument cluster. Both cars get new steering wheels too, as well as minor trim and materials changes. Newly available active safety features include Lane Assist (that keeps the car centred in its lane) and Side Assist (which keeps an eye on your blind-spots for you).
Engines are all petrols. The Ibiza only gets the 1.0-litre three-cylinder, while the Arona also gets the option of the punchier 1.5-litre four-cylinder. Of course there’s a choice of manual or DSG automatic gearboxes, too.
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