It's a seven-seat SUV
Two years ago Seat didn’t even make an SUV. When it arrives in showrooms early next year the Tarraco will be its third – a big brother to the Arona and Ateca and a not-so-distant cousin of the Skoda Kodiaq. There’ll be a five-seater version and a seven-seater with a third row of furniture, so it’s a proper family taxi.
Alright, so Seat already makes one of those in the shape of the Alhambra, which also has a third row of seats plus sensible sliding doors, but let’s be honest, MPVs are – and always were – as fashionable as socks-and-crocs. Smart SUVs are where it’s at these days, but whereas some are merely pumped-up and rebranded hatchbacks, the Tarraco actually has the dimensions, and the looks, to carry off the label.