Seat has expanded its lineup to include more models than the usual Ibiza and Leon in a very short time, to the point where it currently has not one but two crossovers on sale: the Arona subcompact and Ateca compact.
A third one is on its way, and will be named Tarraco, after an ancient Roman settlement in Spain.
Currently in prototype form, the Tarraco has been scooped while testing at the Nurburgring. It carries a thin layer of camouflage that allows us to see its overall shape, production-ready lighting units on both ends, as well as the brand’s signature grille.
Thanks to a couple of leaked images, we know what the cabin will look like, too, with a floating-style infotainment system and a clean layout.
Seat is expected to launch it with a both petrol and diesel engines. The petrol range is said to include the 125PS (123hp / 92kW) and 150PS (148hp / 110kW) versions of the 1.4-liter TSI, along with the 180PS (177hp / 132kW) and 220PS (217hp / 162kW) 2.0-liter TSI. At the same time, the diesel range could include the 2.0-liter TDI mill, with 150PS (148hp / 110kW), 190PS (187hp / 140kW) and 240PS (237hp / 177kW).
Joining the family further down the road could be an electrified powertrain consisting of a petrol engine paired to an electric motor.
The Spanish automaker hasn’t announced yet when the Tarraco will make its premiere, but info suggests we could be looking at late 2018 or early 2019.