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Felix Page Autocar writer
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20 January 2021

The Tarraco, Seat's largest model, is now available with the same 242bhp turbo petrol engine as the Cupra Leon and Volkswagen Golf GTI

Paired with the same seven-speed dual-clutch automatic gearbox as it is in those hot hatchbacks but pushing its 273lb ft of torque to both axles, the 2.0-litre EA888 unit can send the Tarraco from 0-62mph in 6.2sec and on to a top speed of 140mph. 

Depending on options specified, the Taracco 2.0 TSI is capable of between 31mpg and 34mpg on the WLTP combined cycle, while emitting 191-208g/km of CO2. 

The fastest version of the SUV can be specified in FR and Xcellence trims and with a choice of five or seven seats. 

The new engine joins petrol and diesel versions ranging in output from 148bhp to 187bhp, plus a new plug-in hybrid with a combined output of 242bhp and an electric-only range of 30 miles.

Production of the new variant is now underway in Wolfsburg, Germany. A date for its arrival in the UK has yet to be confirmed, but it can be expected in the coming weeks, with a price tag of around £35,000 likely, in line with the 2.0-litre TDI.

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