2019 SEAT Tarraco Revealed With Seating For Five Or Seven People

If the Skoda Kodiaq and Tiguan Allspace aren’t to your liking, the Volkswagen Group has another three-row crossover utility vehicle on offer. Enter the Tarraco, sitting 4,735 millimeters long and named after the Spanish city of Tarragona.
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An evolution of the existing design language of SEAT, the Tarraco will serve as an influence for future models, including the Cupra-badged performance lineup. Longer than both the Kodiaq and Tiguan Allspace, the SEAT features a light bar that connects the taillights in a Lincoln-esque fashion.

Even though the exterior isn’t as groundbreaking as expected, it’s a statement. SEAT is no longer the forgotten child of the Volkswagen Group, but an aspiring brand that prepares for the all-electric future. The interior isn’t groundbreaking either, but the 10.25-inch Virtual Cockpit and 8.0-inch infotainment system with gesture control more than make up for it.

In regard to the oily bits, suck-squeeze-bang-blow comes from a 1.5 TSI, 2.0 TSI, and the 2.0 TSI in two output flavors. The entry-level gasoline turbo packs 150 horsepower, coming with front-wheel drive and a six-speed manual. The 2.0-liter levels up to 190 horsepower, all-wheel drive, and a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. As for the diesel, make that 150 or 190 horsepower and both transmission options coupled to the 4Drive system.

Mentioning “alternative propulsion technologies” in the presentation for the Tarraco means that SEAT is looking into hybridization, most likely a plug-in hybrid option that will be shared with the Kodiaq and Tiguan Allspace.

On the safety front, standard features include front assist with pedestrian and cyclist detection, lane keeping assist, automatic safety call, rollover detection, and pre-crash assist. Optional extras in this department are plentiful, including adaptive cruise control, traffic jam assist, and blind spot monitoring.

SEAT says the Tarraco will go on sale before the end of the year, and Wolfsburg in Germany is where the Spanish crossover will be assembled. Pricing is still a mystery at this point, but on the other hand, the Tarraco shouldn’t be more expensive than the Kodiaq.

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