SEAT has updated its iconic small city car, the
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Lighting technology is a central part of any vehicle’s ‘face’, and the new SEAT
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The new floating central infotainment system display is the heartbeat of the digital core. The screen has increased in size by more than 20% compared to its predecessor. The standard screen is now 8.25” (SE trim), with the larger 9.2” screen on SE Technology models and above. In addition to this, its higher position in the cabin, at the drivers eye line, improves its ergonomics and ensures it’s safer to operate when out on a journey.
A high resolution 10.25” Digital Cockpit (driver binnacle) on FR Sport and Xcellence Lux models lift the
Improvements to the cabin have been made throughout, highlighted by the completely new soft dashboard, and new ergonomic multifunction Nappa leather steering wheel, both of which deliver a greater level refinement.
The use of lighting technology adds to the
Boot space capacity remains at 355 litres, making it one of the best in it’s class, and accessing the space is simple with a low loading height.
The new SEAT
With the integration of the wireless FullLink system, owners can access their digital lives no matter what device they use, be it Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. This simplifies the process of bringing in contact lists, music and navigation systems; all accessed via the floating central touchscreen or integrated steering wheel controls.
Natural voice recognition ensures the use of the technology inside is safe and simple. Voice recognition allows the user to interact with the infotainment system using natural commands, making corrections and referencing previous commands. Whether you need to find navigation information or search for your favourite song, it is quicker and easier in every aspect.
Online connectivity via the embedded SIM (eSIM) means that the
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From the SEAT Connect app, users can remotely access driving data of previous journeys and see remaining range, parking position, lock and unlock the doors, set up speed alerts so they can be warned if someone using the vehicle is driving too fast, be alerted if their vehicle has been stolen, or activate the horn and turn signals to find the car in a crowded car park.
The new SEAT
Safety and convenience
Building on the range of systems already in place, such as Adaptive Cruise Control, Front Assist, and Tiredness Recognition, the updated models now combine some of the most advanced driver assistance systems available in this segment.
Travel Assist offers semi-autonomous driving so the vehicle can change its cruise speed with the flow of traffic, Lane Assist ensures the vehicle is always centred in the lane, Traffic Sign Recognition means the vehicle always knows the speed limit of the road and visually alerts the driver, and Side Assist adds an extra layer of prodection when changing lanes on a motorway.
Front and rear-facing radars monitor the vehicle’s blind spots up to 70 metres and will alert the driver if another vehicle is detected, and finally High Beam Assist uses a front-facing camera to detect vehicles in front, travelling in either direction and will automatically switch the lights between high and low-beam as necessary.
Under the bonnet, the new SEAT
The entry level three-cylinder 1.0 litre MPI petrol engine is matched to a five-speed manual transmission. The unit’s multi-point injection system helps the engine deliver excellent response at low-to-mid engine speeds, while the 80PS power output and 93Nm of torque means that it offers enough to handle the demands of modern-day driving.
Direct-injection technology is used throughout the rest of the engine line-up, with two 1.0 EcoTSI options available.
The 1.0 EcoTSI 95PS (70kW) unit, linked to a five-speed manual transmission, provides 175Nm of torque, and the final unit delivers 110PS / 200Nm and is linked to either a six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission.