Seat unveils new Tarraco SUV
01 October 2018
Author: Simon Harris
Seat will add a large SUV to its range in 2019 when the new Tarraco goes on sale, sitting alongside the compact Arona and medium Ateca in the range.
Similar in size to the Skoda Kodiaq and Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace, the Tarraco will come as a front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive model, and offer the option of seven seats.
Two petrol variants will be available: a four-cylinder 1.5 litre TSI that produces 150hp and uses a six-speed manual transmission powering the front wheels, and a 2.0-litre with 190hp equipped with a seven-speed DSG gearbox and 4Drive all-wheel drive system.
There are two diesel options, both 2.0-litre TDIs, with power outputs of 150hp and 190hp respectively. The 150hp variant has front wheel drive with a six-speed manual gearbox, or comes with a seven-speed DSG when chosen with 4Drive. The higher-powered version is solely available in 4Drive/seven-speed DSG gearbox form.
Later the Tarraco will be offered as a 210hp plug-in hybrid using a combination of an electric motor and petrol engine, with the ability to travel emission-free on its plug-in charge for up to 30 miles.
Prices are expected to start at around £27,000 for a front-wheel drive petrol five-seat variant, with four-wheel drive versions starting at just below £30,000.