Tarraco is the ancient name of Tarragona, a city in Catalonia, Spain, and a former Roman settlement. Located on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, south of Barcelona, it has a population of around 130,000.
Sharing its platform with the Skoda Kodiaq and the slightly smaller Ateca, the Seat Tarraco will compete against the likes of the Nissan X-Trail and Hyundai Santa Fe.
The new SUV will be offered with an assortment of petrol and diesel engines shared with other vehicles made by the Volkswagen Group. It’s likely that lesser models will arrive with front-wheel drive and a six-speed manual transmission, with an AWD system and a DSG dual-clutch gearbox to be optional.
Given Seat’s push into the electrified market, a mild hybrid, hybrid, PHEV or even EV derivative of the brand’s flagship SUV could be offered at a later date.
Production of the new Seat SUV will commence later this year at the Wolfsburg plant, in Germany, and we won’t be surprised if the automaker decides to launch it during the upcoming Geneva Motor Show next month.