SEAT Tarraco and Arona get new RDE2 options
SEAT has updated its smallest and largest SUVs with new RDE2-compliant engines, bringing savings for fleets and drivers.
The changes for the Tarraco seven-seat SUV mean that it’s now available to order with a new 150hp 1.5-litre TSI, including with optional DSG auto transmission, a 150p 2.0-litre TDI with DSG auto and a 200hp litre 2.0-litre TDI with four-wheel drive. All are RDE2-compliant, exempting drivers from the 4% diesel surcharge on Benefit-in-Kind and fleets from the Class 1A NICs on BiK as well as benefiting from cheaper first-year road tax.
The 2.0-litre TDI 150hp DSG emits 143g/km of CO2 emissions on the WLTP cycle , giving a 31% Bik rating, with 47.1-51.4 combined mpg in SE form, priced at £32,045.
The Tarraco is also offered with the existing 150hp 2.0 TDI manual and 190hp 2.0 TSI units.
Prices for the updated Tarraco start from £28,545.
In addition, SEAT has updated its Arona compact crossover with a new 1.5-litre TSI engine and seven-speed DSG dual-clutch transmission drivetrain. It’s RDE2-compliant and delivers 45.6mpg and emissions from 140g/km on the combined WLTP cycle.
The new drivetrain is also the most powerful in the Arona line-up, offering up a 0-62mph time of 8.2 seconds and a top speed of 130mph.
In recognition of its more sporty credentials, the new engine is available in the FR and FR Sport trims, priced from £23,440 OTR.