Spied: 2019 Seat Tarraco Prototype Makes Video Debut At The ‘Ring

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.

Based on the MQB platform, it will be roughly the size of the Volkswagen Tiguan and Skoda Kodiaq and will take on the Nissan X-Trail and Renault Koleos.

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.

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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.

 

  • Dude[Check JoinDate InProfile]

    Does this model really need to be tested at the ring? Given its anemic power options, perhaps a mall parking lot would be more appropriate.

  • Wayne Alan Carr Heyes

    but the interior is a major downfall its so bland what the hell were they thinking ???? was this signed off before the ibiza arona etc etc ??

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