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Fleet World Fleet: SEAT Tarraco 2.0 TDI 190 Xcellence

Luke Wikner provides a first review of our new long-term test car.

The Tarraco is now firmly ensconced on our long-term fleet

As I alluded to last month, the FW Fleet is now the custodian of a shiny new SEAT Tarraco, in white metallic with a rather fetching charcoal and brown Alcantara-lined interior.

After our previous Arona, you can see and feel what moving up the size-range gets you. That, however, is more of a feather in Tarraco’s cap than a black mark in the Arona’s book.

When Fleet World first drove SEAT’s seven-seater back in late 2018, we were suitably impressed and noted that Tarraco’s styling is the precursor to SEAT’s next generation of fleet vehicles. We also questioned whether it stood out enough compared to similar rivals and whether it had enough of the panache that often sets the company’s products apart from the rest. In the metal, on British roads, the design is undeniably stylish and the cleverly concealed seven seats have already been used on a couple of occasions.

The standard electric tailgate (with virtual pedal) has been used plenty more than that and continues to be one of those things you never knew you needed, until you use it. It’s a lazy person’s dream, and rather helpful when carrying the shopping.

The fuel economy seems pretty good too, regularly seeing over 45mpg on a traffic-free run, so the WLTP figure of 38.2mpg will likely be representative of real-world driving.

P11D (BiK): £36,330(33%) MPG/CO2: 38.2mpg (WLTP) / 147g/km (NEDC Correlated) Test MPG: 37mpg

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