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Updated SEAT Ibiza and Arona revealed

SEAT has revealed its updated Ibiza and Arona models, which get refreshed designs and new connected technology and driver assistance systems.

The updates to both the fifth-gen Ibiza city car and the Arona compact SUV launched last year bring LED technology as standard and three new alloy wheel designs.

The interiors also gain new materials, including for the dash, and a new floating central infotainment system display with a larger screen, standing at 8.25 inches or 9.2 inches depending on trim. A high-resolution 10.25-inch Digital Cockpit is also available on top-spec models. Both models are also enhanced with a new ergonomic multifunction Nappa leather steering wheel, while the Arona trim line-up has also been revised and now covers SE, SE Technology, FR, FR Sport, Xperience and Xperience Lux (replacing Xcellence).

Tech updates for both models see the Full Link system become wireless, giving easy access to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and drivers are also able to use a SEAT Connect app, providing remote control to a range of functions and integrated with a built-in eSIM.

The updated models also bring new driver assistance systems, including travel assist which enables the vehicle to change its cruise speed with the flow of traffic, lane assist and traffic sign recognition. It also gains side assist alerts for when changing lanes on a motorway, and high beam assist.

Engine line-up for the Ibiza brings a trio of three-cylinder petrol powertrains: 80hp, 95hp and 110hp model, the latter two with direct-injection. The 110hp unit gets a six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission while the other two engines have a five-speed manual.

As with the Ibiza, the Arona engine line-up remains focused on petrol powertrains, covering three 1.0 EcoTSI options and a larger 1.5 EcoTSI, all with turbo, direct-injection technology. Outputs range from 95hp to 150hp, linked to either manual or DSG dual-clutch transmissions.

Both the updated Ibiza and Arona will enter production in the third quarter of the year.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. Natalie edits all the Fleet World websites and newsletters, and loves to hear about any latest industry news.

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