SEAT Ireland’s phenomenal success in 2018 continues as the SEAT Arona claimed the award for the best Irish Small Crossover of the Year at the prestigious Irish Car of the Year Awards.

The Irish Car of the Year Awards aims to identify the best new cars in the Irish market to guide Irish consumers in their research and purchase of a new car.

Independently adjudicated by an expert judging panel, the award for Irish Small Crossover of the Year is recognition of the tremendous impact the SEAT Arona has made since arriving on Irish shores late last year.

In 2018, SEAT Ireland has enjoyed remarkable sales success with overall sales up 12% year to date. Fuelling SEAT’s success in the Irish market is its outstanding SUV range which continues to resonate with Irish motorists with the SEAT Arona accounting for 28% of sales to date in 2018.

The SEAT Arona.

The SEAT Arona is available in S, SE, FR & XCELLENCE trims and offers excellent value for money in the fastest growing segment in Ireland with prices starting at just €18,415.

Niall Phillips Brand Director at SEAT Ireland commented, “I would like to express my thanks to each member of the judging panel who voted for the Arona as Irish Small Crossover of the Year and we are thrilled it is rated so highly.

The SEAT brand is very much on an upward curve and the Arona has been a big part of this journey into the SUV segment following on in the footsteps of the Ateca. It’s a model we had high hopes for and its performance in the Irish market has surpassed our expectations and has more than doubled our original sales forecast this year.

This award is testament to the brilliant team we have at SEAT Ireland, our excellent partners across the SEAT dealer network and of course our fantastic customers.”

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