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Car Test Two Hot SEATS!


In this issue we review the terrific Tarraco from SEAT, the Spanish marque’s first seven-seater SUV. This is a capacious and curvaceous multi-purpose vehicle whose looks easily rival the BMW X3 or the Peugeot 508. Out on the road, you soon realise why the Tarraco won the Auto Express Best Large SUV of the Year in 2019. The 4Drive all- wheel drive system gives you lots of power and stability, and the 1.5 TSI EVO 150 engine on the SE model we tested was very responsive in the lower gears and glided smoothly and economically on long straight runs, with particularly low levels of noise and vibration. Climbing into the passenger cabin you’re surprised not only by how light and spacious it is but also by the high levels of technical equipment fitted as standard. So, let’s talk Terraco tech.


There are excellent and comfortably visible Navigation maps, Adaptive Cruise Control, Front and Lane Assist – all in one customisable display, and with Full Link you can access your smartphone apps directly from your touchscreen via Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. You also have first-class safety features, such as Lane Assist, which estimates your distance from other cars in traffic and adjusts your speed without leaving the lane. If a bicycle unexpectedly crosses your path or the car in front brakes suddenly, the SEAT Tarraco brakes automatically. You can open and close the boot hands-free and the light in the cabin is enhanced by the Panoramic Sunroof.


I could never have been Lady Penelope’s chauffeur because I’m a hopeless Parker, but even I could slot the Tarraco into some very snug spots with the help of the brilliant 360˚ top view camera, advanced sensors and automatic steering. It even has a Tiredness recognition system, richly appreciated by some of the more mature members of our team! As you can see, it’s a great looking car and the performance of the Tarraco even beats its beauty.


We also tested the SEAT Alhambra XCELLENCE 2.0 TDI 150PS. The first SEAT rolled of the Barcelona production line in 1953 and more than 60 years later they’re still evolving and creating cars which are often a nose ahead of the competition. The SEAT Alhambra brings this approach together, with smart and sophisticated features like chrome fittings, LED headlights, Dark-tinted rear windows and 17" alloy wheels.


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We found this to be a tremendously spacious vehicle, with a total boot capacity of 2,297 litres when the second and third rows are folded or 700 litres with all seven seats upright.


The Alhambra is packed with features to keep you comfortable, entertained and in control. For example, we enjoyed the SEAT Media System and the Keyless entry-and-go. Social media, entertainment, maps and everything you need for in-car infotainment is at your fingertips and available to your passengers. The SEAT Navigation System comes with USB, Aux-in, SD card slot, Bluetooth, Audio streaming and 8 speakers. We thought the Alhambra had particularly class-leading safety features, like the Multi-Collision Braking System which, as on the Tarraco, automatically initiates braking after the vehicle suffers a collision. The interior is as generous on comfort as it is on tech, with leather upholstery, heated seats and a panoramic sunroof.


The 17" Dynamic 48/2 alloy wheels add a finishing touch to a very good- looking MPV, a car which can transport your family in comfort and safety and, as we found out, is spacious and efficient enough to be an asset to your business, too. The SEAT Tarraco is available from £28,640 whilst the Alhambra can be yours for £31,000. For full details visit seat.co.uk or call 0333 043 3783


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