The Seat Tarraco is the first large SUV seve-seater from the Spanish brand. It’s on sale now in the UK with prices starting from £28,320.

Seat’s alternative to the Skoda Kodiaq, the Tarraco sits above the Arona small SUV and Ateca mid-size SUV. The firm has a trio of SUVs on sale for the first time.

The Tarraco is certainly a big car. It is 4,735mm long, over 1,800mm wide and 1,658mm tall. This helps the boot stretch from 230 litres in seven-seat mode, to 700 litres as a five-seater, to a mammoth 1,775 litres with all five rear seats down. 

UK MD Richard Harrison says the Tarraco is a “cracker, and the perfect way to complete our full range of SUVs.

“The Tarraco represents exceptional value for money. It is sure to fly out of showrooms in the new year.”

Harrison says the Tarraco is the latest Seat to follow its ‘easymove’ trim level line-up. There are only four well-defined variants and each gets metallic paint as standard, rather than an add-on cost extra. 

The trim lines are SE, SE Technology, Xcellence and Xcellence Lux. Standard on all is three-zone climate control, 17-inch alloys, DAB and ‘Full Link’ infotainment with smartphone mirroring.

SE Technology adds on sat nav, 18-inch alloys and dark rear glass. Xcellence brings wireless smartphone charging, 19-inch alloys, rear view camera, electric tailgate, Alcantara upholstery and adaptive cruise control.

Range-topping Xcellence Lux has 20-inch alloys, leather upholstery and a winter pack.

Seat has tried to keep things simple with engine choice too: there are two petrols and two diesels. The 1.5 TSI 150 petrol is the entry-level motor, with a 2.0 TSI 190 DSG 4Drive (Seat’s name for all-wheel drive) at the top of the range.

Diesel opens with a 2.0 TDI 150 (either front-wheel drive or 4Drive), with a 2.0 TDI 190 DSG 4Drive alternative. 

Tarraco launch specials

As an incentive to order early, Seat is offering ‘First Edition’ variants that are packed with extra kit. The SE Technology First Edition 1.5 TSI 150 costs £30,475, and adds in rear-view camera, dark rear glass, wireless smartphone charging and a ‘safe driving pack’. 

Xcellence First Edition comes with a 1.5 TSI 150 engine for £33,260, or a 2.0 TDI 150 for £34,745. It has 20-inch alloys, panoramic roof, plus winter and safe driving packs.

There’s also an Xcellence First Edition Plus, with a 2.0 TSI 190 DSG 4Drive for £38,020 or the 2.0 TDI 190 DSG 4Drive for £39,505. Extras include a Beats audio system and electric driver’s seat.