1997 to 2004
Body versions :
Gasoline :1.0-1.4 liters
The Seat Arosa (model 6H) is a small car from Seat and almost identical to the VW Lupo between 1997 and 2004 . This appeared already in May 1997, one year before the Lupo. Initially, it was offered with a 1.0-liter gasoline engine with 37 kW (50 hp) or a 1.4-liter gasoline engine with 44 kW (60 hp). The 1.4-liter engine was initially only with automatic transmission. Later, a 1.7-liter naturally aspirated diesel engine, a 1.4-liter turbo diesel engine and an uprated 16-valve gasoline engine with 74 kW (101 hp) were added.The SEAT Arosa Its name refers to Villagarcía de Arosa , a municipality in the province of Pontevedra ( Galicia , Spain ). It is a four-seater with three-door hatchback body , front engine and front-wheel drive. The SEAT Arosa is the successor of the SEAT Marbella and the predecessor of the SEAT Mii , launched at the end of 2011.
SEAT at the beginning of the 90s once structured its new range already forming part of the VW Group , plans to launch a new vehicle to replace the SEAT Marbella , older model at the time within its range. The first projects with sketches and models began to be realized, since it was not clear at all if giving a somewhat different appearance to the new model was looking for something more modern and elaborated than its predecessor, within this new project the possibility was given in 1991 of be a shared development between SEAT , Volkswagen and Ford. In 1992 the project would join Suzuki but with the model almost ready it would end up being suspended, after multiple ideas for the development of the model would only be the two brands of the VW Group , SEAT and Volkswagenwilling to develop the model, its official presentation is made with the name SEAT Arosa and would be seen for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show , in March 1997, it was designed by Jozef Kabaň , who would later design the Bugatti Veyron . The Arosa used a new platform the A00 of the Volkswagen Group that was derived from the A03 used by the SEAT Ibiza of second generation and Volkswagen Polo of third generation , since it is modified to be smaller according to the model, in addition to the following year in 1998 the new Volkswagen model named Volkswagen Lupo would appear, and that was based on the Arosa sharing many aspects of design.
Initially the production was carried out at the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg, Germany but shortly after the manufacture of the Arosa would be transferred to the factory of the SEAT facilities in Martorell, Spain.
In the year 2000 the SEAT Arosa underwent a redesign, it would be presented at the Paris Motor Show at the end of the year. The new Arosa (model 6H1), known as Arosa II, although it is still the same models with a more modern aesthetic, its calender happened to have three air intakes and its headlights similar to those of the third generation of the SEAT Ibiza , the rear lights became lexus and depending on the version could have pink or black background.The Arosa is characterized by its small exterior dimensions in a relatively large interior. It has 4 seats with a small trunk, the rear seat can also be folded.
In June 2004, the production of the Seat Arosa was discontinued.
In the first phase
In the second phase
- Arosa Open Air : (1999) is the same as the Ibiza open Air mounts the solar roof of canvas with 1.4 engine of 65hp
- Arosa Monop (2002, France)
- Arosa Prima (2003, Germany)
- Arosa Prima Plus (2003, Germany)
- Arosa FR (2003, Italy) Mounted on the 16v, available in 2 silver gray colors with black roof and mirrors or in reverse black with roof and mirrors in gray, also had chrome frames on the central exit of the front bumper on the antinoise and in the rear bumper reflectors.
- Arosa Evolution does not confuse it with a special version, rather it was a preparation by MS Design that pretended to simulate the design of the Arosa Racer prototype.
- SEAT Rose : it served to develop the Arosa, in principle it was a project with Suzuki that was discarded.
- Arosa 3L Presented at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1999, it equipped a 1.2 TDI 61 hp three-cylinder engine with a Triptronic gearbox. The prototype was developed with lighter materials, both body and metal components in aluminum.
- Arosa Racer Presented in 2001 is a prototype based on the Arosa in a GTI type concept, developed between the Development Center of Martorell and SEAT Sport, highlights its sports aesthetic, the exterior mounted an aerodynamic kit with new bumpers, the body was painted in red with white details such as the roof, mirrors and OZ multiradio tires of 15 ", the interior mounted a few seats Momo bacquéts with belts of four points, the rear seats were lost in favor of this type of anchor, in the boot area is located a spare wheel that is in the center next to a fire extinguisher.The engine was an atmospheric 1.6 of 16 valves and 125 hp.
- Arosa City Cruiser Presented at the Frankfurt show in 2001, it was a prototype under the base of the Arosa, with an innovative concept inside, being a two-seater with two seats, adding a small child seat for small children and a kind of stool which would serve several uses as it includes several porta portables including refrigerator, this interior set was modular so it could be combined in several ways, also included 2 large bags in the trunk combined with the entire interior upholstered in brown leather.
Engines: Gasoline engines : 1.0-1.4 liters (37-74 kW) Diesel engines : 1.4-1.7 liters (44-55 kW)
Length: 3551 mm
Width: 1639 mm
Height: 1460 mm
Wheelbase : 2323 mm
Curb weight : 864-985 kg
previous model: Seat Marbella
Successor: Seat Mii
- Arosa 6H (February 1997 to August 2000)
- Arosa 6HS (September 2000 to June 2004)
- Revised model with new front and rear design and other dashboard.
Highest chassis numbers of the model 6H:
- 1997 model year VSSZZZ6HZWW005000 (the first 24,000 Arosas were produced by VW in Wolfsburg until May 1998 )
- Model year 1998 VSSZZZ6HZWR070000
- Model year 1999 VSSZZZ6HZXR054000
- Model year 2000 VSSZZZ6HZYR028000
- Model Year 2001 VSSZZZ6HZ1R -
VSS is the name for Seat, Z are filler characters, 6H means Arosa, WXY-1 is the respective designation of the year of construction, W and R stand for the production sites Wolfsburg (W) and Martorell (R), the remaining digits are the serial number. The model years are not identical to the calendar years. Usually one speaks z. For example, in model year 2000, from a period from autumn 1999 to summer 2000.
The available gasoline engines were a 1.0 liter of 50 hp, and a 1.4 liter of 60 or 100 hp. As for diesel, a 1.4 liter 75 hp and a 1.7 liter 60 hp was available. The 1.4 TDI had three cylinders in line, and the other four cylinders in line. The 1.0 petrol 50 hp and the 1.4 petrol 60 hp had 8 valves. The 100 hp 1.4 gasoline had 16 valves. The diesel 1.4 had 6 valves, and the diesel 1.7 had 8 valves. It was available with a five-speed manual gearbox, or a four-speed automatic, in the version with the 1.4-liter engine.
It had an approved consumption of 3.0 L / 100 km; to reach this mark, the engine was turned off when the gear was stopped, the aerodynamics were improved and the tires were of low resistance.
Using gasoline without sulfur of 98 octane, its consumption of fuel in urban route is 6.3 L / 100 km, clearly lower than 9.3 L / 100 km from 1.4 of 100 HP.