SEAT Tarraco Xcellence 2.0 TDI

Greater globalisation by the Volkswagen Group sees SEAT producing its large SUV outside of Spain, as it trundles along the production line alongside the Volkswagen Tiguan Allspace at the company’s Wolfsburg plant. Of course, under the skin, the two products are closely aligned, along with Skoda’s Kodiaq, though that model is produced at the Kvasiny […]

SEAT Tarraco e-HYBRID enters production

SEAT’s range of electrified vehicles continues to expand as the SEAT Tarraco e-HYBRID enters production this week.  The plug-in hybrid version of the brand’s flagship SUV will deliver a maximum power of 242 bhp.

SEAT starts work on pioneering battery lab

SEAT says it has started construction on a pioneering battery laboratory as part of its commitment to invest in electrification. Located at the SEAT plant in Martorell, Barcelona, the 1,500 m2 Test Centre Energy (TCE) facility will cost over £6.3 million and be used to test and develop energy systems for electric and hybrid vehicles.

SEAT Leon plug-in hybrid from £30,970

SEAT’s debut plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), the Leon e-HYBRID, is now available to order, priced from £30,970. The e-HYBRID drivetrain combines a 1.4-litre TSI petrol engine with an electric motor and six-speed DSG transmission, resulting in a total power output of 201 bhp and a 0-62mph time of 7.5 seconds.

SEAT Tarraco cleans up with RDE2-compliant engines

The SEAT Tarraco is now available to order with both petrol and diesel engines that are certified under stringent new NOx emissions targets, Real Driving Emissions stage 2 (RDE2), ahead of mandatory compliance from January 2021.

Bright Spark

If there’s one thing every motoring journalist dreads, it’s a request from a family member, friend or casual acquaintance for specific car buying advice. If things go wrong, you can be on the hook for a long time. For years, I negotiated this particular minefield by telling people to get a Skoda Octavia. How could […]

2020 updates for the SEAT Ateca

SEAT is refreshing the Ateca with the introduction of the 2020 version. According to the company, the revamped vehicle “will build on its SUV attributes, adding a refreshed and more emotional appearance both inside and outside, a fully connected user experience, improved levels of safety, comfort and efficiency”.

SEAT extends warranties to cover COVID-19 shut-down

SEAT has extended the warranty cover of all vehicles by three months due to the closure of retailers because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The extension applies to all warranties that have, or are due to expire, between 1st March 2020 and 31st May 2020. This covers Mii Electric, Ibiza, Leon, Arona, Ateca, Tarraco, Alhambra and CUPRA models.

FR and FR Sport models top out SEAT Tarraco range

SEAT has unveiled two sporty new trim levels – FR and FR Sport – for the head of its SUV family, the Tarraco. Offering enhancements to the exterior, interior and technology package, these two options complete the full range line-up for Tarraco. The seven-seater Tarraco, the latest and largest of SEAT’s SUV range, is available to order from February 11, with prices starting from £33,960 for diesel models.

Hybrid options for the new SEAT Leon

SEAT has unveiled the all-new Leon, adding connectivity, electrified powertrains, automated safety systems in a car designed, developed and built at its facilities in Martorell, Barcelona.