SEAT has really nailed its move into selling SUVs, and the Arona has won our top compact SUV spot on its first appearance. Not only does it look good, enough to justify its sunny name, it drives superbly well too. Like the Ibiza it’s based on, its good to drive and rewards the driver well when presented with a set of twisty corners. For a compact car it’s pretty spacious, too, with a solid, builtto-last feel and a pleasingly attractive dashboard design. Its 1.6-litre diesel engine delivers sparkling performance and can achieve up to 70.6mpg on a run.
Price Ј18,720 to Ј24,860 Trim levels SE, SE Technology, SE Technology Lux, FR, FR Sport, Xcellence, Xcellence Lux Engines 1.6 Diesel (94bhp), 1.6 Diesel (114bhp) Engines 5-door SUV CO2 emissions 105 to 109g/km Combined fuel economy 67.3 to 70.6mpg