SEAT Tarraco (2019–)

Model History

September 2018

SEAT unveils Tarraco

The large SUV – named after the Mediterranean city of Tarragona, a historic cultural centre with a spirit that is young and adventurous – completes the Barcelona-based manufacturer’s SUV range.

Tarraco sits at the top of SEAT’s SUV family, as the bigger brother to both the Ateca and Arona, and mixes state-of-the-art technology, dynamic and agile handling, practicality and functionality with elegant, progressive design. The Tarraco combines the many advantages of its larger dimensions to offer a vehicle that can take on all elements of modern life.

Two petrol variants are available a four-cylinder 1.5 litre TSI unit that produces 150PS and is linked to a six-speed manual transmission powering the front wheels, and a 2.0 litre, 190PS offering mated to a seven-speed DSG gearbox and 4Drive total traction system.

There are two diesel options, both 2.0 litre TDIs, with power outputs of 150PS and 190PS respectively. The 150PS variant can be connected to either a front-wheel drive, six-speed manual or seven-speed DSG with 4Drive system. The higher powered version is solely available in 4Drive/seven-speed DSG gearbox. Later, the SEAT Tarraco will also benefit from alternative powertrain technologies.

The SEAT Tarraco is available with eight different colours - Dark Camouflage, Oryx White, Reflex Silver, Atlantic Blue, Indium Grey, Titanium Beige, Deep Black and Urano Grey.

August 2019

SEAT announces Tarraco PHEV

SEAT is introducing plug-in hybrid powertrain technology and sporty FR trim to its Tarraco SUV.

The PHEV uses the same powertrain as other Volkswagen Group models, combining a 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine with an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack. It'll be able to cover more than 30 miles under electric power alone, says SEAT.

Total output for the system is 245PS/400Nm giving the plug-in hybrid Tarraco a top speed of 135mph and the ability to reach 62mph in 7.4 seconds. CO2 emissions will be below 50g/km on the official WLTP test cycle.

The exterior design of the FR model has been enhanced, with wider wheel arches, a sporty rear spoiler and FR-specific 19” alloy wheels, with an option to have machined 20” wheels available. As well as these changes, at the front, the FR grille houses the SEAT badge; at the back, the coast-to-coast rear light highlights the FR look.

A new colour – Fura Grey – underlines the changes to the exterior and brings additional options to customers to help personalise their vehicle further. The Tarraco also improves in safety and practicality.

New options include trailer assist – which makes towing considerably easier, and reduce the likelihood users will encounter difficulties when parking. A parking heater is also available, allowing you to warm the engine and vehicle faster in extremely cold weather.

Inside, the interior features SEAT’s latest generation infotainment system including a new navigation system with a 9.2-inch screen.

Front occupants now benefit from electric sports bucket seats with memory function (for the driver side). In addition, the driver benefits from aluminium pedals and a new sports steering wheel with FR logo.

The SEAT Tarraco FR PHEV will make its world debut at this year’s IAA Frankfurt International Motor Show.

November 2019

SEAT Tarraco now available with 150PS 1.5TSI engine, 7-speed DQ381 wet clutch DSG transmission and front wheel drive. Top speed 124mph. O-60 in 9.32 seconds. CO2 emissions 160-181 g/km WLTP. 40 - 35mpg WLTP. Available in Style and Xcellence trim levels and with five or seven seats.


1.5 TSI


4-cyl - 16v


1,498 cc

Bore and stroke

74.5 x 85.9

Compression ratio


Max. Power

150 PS from 5,000 - 6,000rpm

Max. Torque

250 Nm from 1,500 - 3,500rpm


Seven-speed DSG (DQ381-7F)

Maximum speed


CO 2 Emissions

WLTP: 160-181 g/km (NEDC: 132 – 139 g/km)

Fuel consumption

WLTP: 7.1-8.0 litres/100km (NEDC: 5.8 – 6.1 litres/100km)

February 2020

SEAT Tarraco FR and FR Sport announced

Orders are now open for the Tarraco FR and FR Sport with prices starting from £31,680.

The Tarraco FR comes with 19-inch alloy wheels, the more aggressive FR body styling kit – featuring the dynamic twin exhaust, unique rear spoiler, front and rear sports bumper, as well as black mouldings, wing mirrors and roof rails. The cabin benefits from front sports seats as well as an electric driver’s seat.

The FR Sport takes things another step forwards, with 20-inch ‘Cosmo’ grey alloy wheels and black leather sports seats inside. It also gets an extra technology boost, with rear and top-view cameras offering better all-round visibility and safety, while SEAT’s winter pack adds heated washer nozzles while the occupants can enjoy heated front and rear seats.

Both models also receive SEAT’s self-parking Park Assist system which adds front parking sensors.

Engine type / trim




FR 1.5 TSI Evo 150PS

From 36.2

From 165


FR 1.5 TSI Evo DSG-auto 150PS

From 35.3

From 169


FR 2.0 TDI 150PS

From 45.6

From 154


FR 2.0 TSI DSG-auto 4Drive 190PS

From 29.7

From 201


FR 2.0 TDI DSG-auto 4Drive 150PS

From 39.8

From 176


FR 2.0 TDI DSG-auto 4Drive 190PS

From 37.2

From 189


FR Sport 1.5 TSI Evo 150PS

From 36.2

From 168


FR Sport 1.5 TSI Evo DSG-auto 150PS

From 35.3

From 173


FR Sport 2.0 TDI 150PS

From 45.6

From 157


FR Sport 2.0 TSI DSG-auto 4Drive 190PS

From 29.7

From 207


FR Sport 2.0 TDI DSG-auto 4Drive 150PS

From 39.8

From 181


FR Sport 2.0 TDI DSG-auto 4Drive 190PS

From 37.2

From 194


What does a SEAT Tarraco (2019) cost?

List Price from £29,155
Buy new from £22,950
Contract hire from £271.13 per month