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Cars Seat Tarraco gains automatic, front-wheel-drive variant

02:25  17 december  2019
02:25  17 december  2019 Source:   autocar.co.uk

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Seat has added an automatic , front - wheel - drive variant to its Tarraco line-up for the first time, intended to make the large The 148bhp 1.5-litre model with front - wheel drive and an automatic ’box is the most efficient and tax-friendly Tarraco in the range. As a result, the variant will increase “the

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Seat has added an automatic, front-wheel-drive variant to its Tarraco line-up for the first time, intended to make the large SUV more appealing to company car buyers.

It has previously only been available in front-wheel drive mated to a six-speed manual gearbox or in an all-wheel-drive configuration paired with a seven-speed DSG automatic transmission.

The 148bhp 1.5-litre model with front-wheel drive and an automatic ’box is the most efficient and tax-friendly Tarraco in the range. As a result, the variant will increase “the Tarraco’s appeal to fleets and customers where 4Drive all-wheel-drive technology isn’t as critical”, said Seat. CO2 emissions based on WLTP testing start from 164g/km while fuel consumption is a claimed 35.3mpg.

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The SEAT Tarraco 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 The 150PS variant can be connected to either a front - wheel drive , six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG with 4Drive system.

The SEAT Tarraco features amenities like a digital instrument cluster and loads of available driver safety tech. The Tarraco takes its name from the Spanish city Tarragona on the coast fo the Mediterranean and rides Both of these have all- wheel drive , but the weaker version comes with a

The model, which delivers 184lb ft of torque, achieves 0-62mph in 9.5sec and has a top speed of 123mph.

The variant, which is priced from £29,900, will be offered in four trim levels: SE, SE Tech, Xcellence and Xcellence Lux.

A plug-in hybrid version of the Tarraco will arrive within the next two years. That model will offer 207bhp and 295lb ft of torque, with an electric-only range of 31 miles and a CO2 output of less than 50g/km.

The Tarraco is the third SUV launched in recent years by Seat, following the Ateca and Arona. The seven-seater is built on the same MQB-A long-wheelbase platform as the Volkswagen Tiguan and the Skoda Kodiaq.

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