The brand-new SEAT Tarraco is finally here! The new large SUV has been named after the Mediterranean city of Tarragona having been chosen through a Social Media poll. There were more than 140,000 participants in the final phase of the #SEATseekingName competition, making the release of this all new model feel all the more special.
The new Tarraco will lead the SEAT SUV range as the big brother to the multi award-winning Ateca and the Arona. The car mixes state-of-the-art technology with dynamic handling, practicality, functionality, ground-breaking design and most importantly, elegance.
The all-new model has been engineered for drivers looking for excitement and functionality in a single vehicle. People who need the practicality of up to seven seats and the space to transport family and friends, but appreciate a vehicle that reacts to the driver’s inputs and offers dynamic performance.
The New SEAT Tarraco has all the driving assistance systems needed to make driving more comfortable and secure, even in more demanding driving environments. Lane Assist and Front Assist systems helping drivers to be aware of everything around them, including bicycle and pedestrian detection come as standard in the Tarraco across Europe.
Two petrol variants will be available: a four-cylinder 1.5 litre TSI unit that produces 150PS and is linked to a six-speed manual transmission powering the front wheels, 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.
Designed for Life
Despite the big dimensions of the Tarraco, SEAT have worked hard to find a balance between aesthetic integrity and purposeful proportions. There is huge interior space and an imposing exterior with the Tarraco, however the overall design implies a lightness and agility as well as a robustness and perception of space.
The front design of the all-new model provides an insight into SEAT’s new design language. The prominent grille gives a greater presence and character to the model while the sharp Full LED headlights retain the company’s triangular signature style. This gives the car a more focused and enticing appearance.
The lighting technology is an important aspect of the Tarraco. The SUV uses 100% LED technology for both the exterior and interior as standard on both the Xcellence and Style trims.
At the rear, where functionality is of immense importance, the emphasis is on a low loading area, but with a lighting concept to express the width and practicality of the SUV. The LED lighting also allows for dynamic rear indicators.
“I believe the New Tarraco gives a first strong impression when you see it for the first time because of its excellent proportions and elegant, yet sporty design. It delivers a feeling of proudness thanks to its assertive front end, a front end that gives you a hint to what future SEAT’s will look like,” said Alejandro Mesonero, the Director of Design at SEAT.
The SEAT Tarraco will be available with eight different colours : Dark Camouflage, Oryx White, Reflex Silver, Atlantic Blue, Indium Grey, Titanium Beige, Deep Black and Urano Grey.
Inside, designers have worked hard to create an interior that cocoons the occupants, using a horizontal line that spans the dashboard but also emphasises the width of the Tarraco. This increases the feeling of space in the cabin while at the same time inspiring confidence, safety and a level of quality normally found in the premium sector.
And as our world becomes increasingly digitised, the Tarraco’s interior benefits from SEAT’s 10.25’’ Digital Cockpit, streamlining the delivery of important information to the driver, and a 8’’ large, floating HMI screen where occupants can access SEAT’s suite of connectivity options. The Tarraco will also be the first SEAT to feature gesture control functions meaning that the hand positions and gestures of the driver can be detected with millimeter precision and converted into required actions.
Pre-sales of the SEAT Tarraco will start in December. Register your interest now by contacting Miller and Middleton.