Published: 22 Oct 2018

SEAT Taracco production commences

SEAT has announced that the highly-anticipated SEAT Taracco has entered production ahead of its UK launch. For the first time in 20 years, the Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg has begun building a model for another brand. The New SEAT Taracco is utilising the SUV specialist assembly lines that currently produce the Volkswagen Touran and Tiguan.

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Part of the “Pact for the future” agreement signed between the companies, the multi-brand production will increase capacity at the VW plant. Measuring 1658mm in height and 4735mm in length, it is set to be the largest crossover in its class. Available in either five or seven-seat formats, it features full width LED tail lights, as well as a prominent six-sided front grille. Engine options will include a 148bhp 1.5l or 2.0l 187bhp petrol engine, as well as a 187bhp 2.l diesel engine.

Speaking about the SEAT Taracco entering production, Dr Andreas Tostmann, Volkswagen Member of the Board for Production and Logistics, commented “The Seat Tarraco is an example of the way more plants within the Group-wide production network will produce vehicles for several Group brands at the same time in the future,” 

The Taracco is the fifth time that the main Volkswagen plant has been utilised to build vehicles for other brands. It was home to the Audi 50, Audi 80 and Audi 100 previously, as well as the SEAT Arosa in the late nineties.

SEAT currently produces the Arona, Ibiza and Leon models at its Spanish factories. The Alhamra is built in Portugal, while the Ateca and Toledo come from the Czech Republic.

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