Majoring on value for money, style and driving enjoyment, Seat has expanded its line-up to include three SUVs of varying shapes and sizes – the Arona, Ateca and Tarraco. Let’s take a look at what each has to offer.
The Arona kicks off Seat’s range of SUVs, and is based on the firm’s popular Ibiza supermini, but offers a more distinctive design, as well as a roomier interior that would make it suitable for smaller families.
It’s available with a choice of turbocharged 1.0-litre and 1.5-litre petrol engines, ranging in power from 94bhp to 148bhp, with all being well-suited to the Arona, which offers a more engaging driving experience than many in its class. Especially in the case of the FR trim levels.
You also get plenty for your money with the Arona, with even entry-level cars coming with 17-inch alloy wheels, a digital dial display, cruise control and an 8.25-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The Ateca was Seat’s first SUV, and it’s still able to compete with the best. That’s owing to its stylish exterior design, as well as its impressive interior space, with levels of roominess capable of rivalling cars from the class above.
Currently, the Ateca is only available with a choice of 1.0-litre and 1.5-litre petrol engines, though these deliver a good combination of performance with fuel efficiency. All versions also get plenty of equipment, with even the standard model coming with keyless entry, wireless smartphone charging and metallic paint.
Seat has also recently introduced a stylish new limited-run trim called the FR Black Edition. This gets gloss black 19-inch alloy wheels, and a range of other gloss black styling elements. In addition, it also features an electric boot, reversing camera and nine-speaker Beats sound system.
The largest of Seat’s SUV range is the flagship Tarraco. Coming with seven seats as standard, it’s an ideal option for larger families, or simply those wanting the flexibility of safely being able to transport more people or luggage.
It’s one of the most stylish large SUVs on the market, while offers an especially engaging driving experience for a vehicle of this type. A broad range of petrol and diesel engines are also available, depending on your preference.
With the Tarraco, you also get plenty of bang for your buck, with standard equipment including full LED headlights, a 10.25-inch digital dial display, three-zone climate control and adaptive cruise control to name just a small selection of features.