Seat brought to Paris a very large crossoverOctober 2, 2018
At the motor show in Paris, Seat presented its new flagship crossover called Tarraco. This car was named after the city of Tarragona in Catalonia. In the model range of the brand new product will take place over the SUVs Ateca and Arona.
In Europe, taking orders for the crossover will begin in December this year. The model will be built at the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg. At the same plant is going to seven-seater Tiguan. The main competitors are called Tarraco Hyundai Santa Fe and Ford Edge. Prices for new items are not yet known. According to preliminary data, those who want to buy a car will have to pay about 30 thousand euros.
The car is built on the modular chassis of the Volkswagen concern called MQB A. This architecture already underlies, for example, the Skoda Kodiaq and the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace. The overall length of the crossover was 4735 mm, height – 1658 mm, and the size of the wheelbase is 2800 millimeters.
Seat Tarraco will be available with a five-and seven-seater saloon. The luggage compartment in the five-seater modification was 760 liters, and with the rear seats folded down, it increases to 2,000 liters. Despite the size, Seat’s chief technical officer, Matthias Rabe, promised that it would be the most athletic model in the class.
In the range of new engines included four engines. The basic version of the crossover is equipped with a 1.5-liter gasoline “turbo” for 150 hp. This version of the machine is equipped with front-wheel drive and six-step manual transmission. Also, customers will be offered a two-liter 190-hp unit, working in tandem with a seven-speed robotized transmission with two clutches and all-wheel drive.
The diesel range is represented by a two-liter engine capacity, issuing 150 and 190 horsepower. All variants with engines on “heavy” fuel are completed with all-wheel drive transmission. In the future, the crossover should have a version with a hybrid power plant. The total power of such a modification Tarraco will be 210 hp Power reserve on one electric – 50 km.
Inside the car is set digital dashboard Virtual Cockpit. The search for electronic “assistants” of the crossover – adaptive suspension, frontal collision warning system with pedestrian detection, the system of observance of lane traffic, adaptive cruise control and monitoring of blind spots. In addition, Tarraco became the first car of the brand, which is equipped with a gesture control system.