Test seat Tarraco TDI 150: Our opinion on the new Tarraco SUV

Seat is the strongest brand on the French market in 2018 thanks to its SUVs Arona and Ateca. Spanish manufacturer Volswagen Group plans to grow in 2019 with the help of new Tarraco SUV, The last born is at the top of the range and it does not take long to guess his technical base: it was the one that served his cousins ​​Skoda Kodiaq and Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace.

The Tarraco has a comfortable length of 4.74 m, a giant 5-seater trunk and an optional 7-seater version for family customers who have turned their backs on minivans. The sliding bench in series and the modularity that makes it possible to design the interior as appreciated by those who enjoy leisure time with bulky equipment. These are good arguments, but shared with his technical cousins.

From this point of view, the new Seat Tarraco looks very much like Volkswagen!

To stand out, the Seat Tarraco relied on its style, which introduces the brand's new design. At the front, the grille will be in high position on the brand's future models. On the back, the highlights are connected by a red band. The set looks good, but the body sides are still marked by the footprint of Volkswagen.

With its clean lines and ruffles, the Tarraco uses codes that are more Germanic than Latin. It's straight Made in Germanyat the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg. The interior of the Tarraco also differs from its relatives with a dashboard whose central screen brightens the presentation in a "floating" position. All versions have counters with digital display.

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Seat Tarraco
Steering wheel seat Tarraco Style TDI 150
Seat Tarraco

The price of Seat Tarraco In the TSI 150 Style gasoline version, orders will start in December 2018 at around 33,000 euros. The first deliveries are scheduled for February 2019. Seat France, however, promises a customer price below 30,000 euros 10% discount start the car's career. Our Tarraco Test TDI Version 150 Style will be priced at 35 900 € (estimated price). It's an average price for its competitors, but Seat beats hard with the standard equipment. Standard Tarraco Style features include full LED projectors, GPS navigation, 8-inch touch screen, digital cockpit, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, reversing camera, dual boot lid and exterior chrome.

"To go from 5 to 7 seats, the Seat Tarraco demands € 880"

The Tarraco series offers only two versions: Style and Xcellence, The reference finish is therefore discarded like the other seat to start with a well-equipped offer. At the top of the range is the Xcellence (estimated 39,500 € for TDI 150): The full-fledged game: handsfree and start, panoramic sunroof, electric tailgate, 360 ° camera, parking aid, sensors for the blind spot and seats before the sport. The Tarraco will be delivered in five places, for the 7-seater version must be added 880 €. Finally, the environmental penalty that the Tarraco TDI 150 reduces the tax on one event (124 g of CO2 or € 70 in 2019) must be taken into account.

Seat Tarraco front view

In addition to the gasoline and diesel versions with 150 hp, the Tarraco series with 2.0 TSI and TDI will target 190 HP higher. Versions that are delivered automatically with the four-wheel drive and the DGS7 box, which affects their price and penalty. We also find that there is one Hole in the Tarraco area because the version 2.0 TDI 150 DSG7 4×2 is ignored, which is still popular in this segment. Same for TSI 150 DSG7 4×2. The competitors Skoda Kodiaq and Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace know the importance of these offers and offer both versions in their catalog.

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