Seat is a company that has no plans as of now to enter India. Still, the Seat Arona was spotted testing in India on the Mumbai Pune Expressway. Here is why we think that the Seat Arona was spotted in India on the test. SEAT Arona Spotted testing in India tell us somewhat about the VW plan for their next car.
SEAT Arona Spotted by was somewhere in Pune. This car has a crossover type design and is not something that is in trend in India currently. The test vehicle is not completely covered and has masking only on the logo and the Arona badging.
The rear gets LED tail lamps and there is also a faux skid plate which cuts the bulk on the boot lid of the car. Previously the car was spotted in the Sissu, Lahaul Valley of Himachal Pradesh. The test car that was spotted was an LHD (left-hand drive vehicle). This car was also spotted in red colour in Pune too.
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What is Seat?
Seat is a Spanish brand owned by the Volkswagen group. They as of now do not have a plan to enter the Indian market. The Seat Arona is built on the MQB A0 platform. Spotting the car in India does not mean that VW is going to launch in India. Instead, we think that the Arona might be a way of benchmarking the platform for India. This will be seen as the lab rat for made in India components of the VW group’s modular platform.
The Volkswagen Group is currently developing a heavily localised cost-effective version of the MQB A0 platform, known as the MQB A0 IN. This architecture will be used by Skoda and Volkswagen SUV in the coming years.
Skoda Vision IN
Vison IN and the Taigun will have a 1.0-litre turbocharged engine along with a 1.5 litre naturally aspirated mill. The turbocharged engine will be the same one as seen on the Rapid and will make about 110 bhp of power and 175 Nm of torque.