The latest manufacturer to join the 7 seat SUV party is Seat with the impressive new Tarraco
From the Volkswagen Audi stable this all new option is based on the same platform / engine and running gear as the ever popular Kodiaq and VW Tiguan All Space.
A familiar body shape is enhanced with a stylish Seat front end incorporating full powerful LED headlights
Most leasing customers will no doubt opt for the 2 wheel drive option as it represents the best overall value for money / economy but if you are worried about losing grip in bad weather, icy conditions or the snow then 4WD is the answer.
4 wheel drive
The clever 4Drive system available in the Tarraco is more than capable on road and really excels off road. Having had the opportunity to take this new model off road I was genuinely surprised and impressed with where this vehicle could go. Superb ground clearance, grip, and power got the Tarraco up and down the most challenging of terrain. With automatic hill descent the car does all the work on tricky downhill sections and when in full off road mode the low range pulls you through and up the muckiest and slipperiest of surfaces. It is truly, truly impressive what this can do.
The 7 seat option is sure to appeal to company car drivers who require a bit more room without having to compromise on style and driving comfort. The Tarraco is a nice place to sit with bags of room inside.
Equipment / spec
Equipment levels are high with features such as;
- 20′ Alloys
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Full LED Headlights
- Panoramic Sunroof
- Wireless Charging for phone
- Apple Carplay
- Drive Select
- Electric Memory Seats
- Digital Cockpit
Two petrol variants will be available: a four-cylinder 1.5 litre TSI unit that produces 150PS and a 2.0 litre, 190PS offering mated to a seven-speed DSG gearbox and 4Drive total traction system.
There are two diesel options, both 2.0 litre TDIs, with power outputs of 150PS and 190PS respectively. The 150PS variant can be connected to either a front-wheel drive, six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG with 4Drive system.
For leasing customers this new model will available early 2019. With pricing tbc one thing is for sure this will have a strong future value to keep the monthly rentals competitive.