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.

SEAT says the seven-seat SUV, Tarraco offers one of the widest range of RDE2-certified line-ups on the market today, with either a petrol or diesel engine, manual or automatic transmission, as well as front-wheel drive and 4Drive drivetrain system.

RDE2 legislation states that diesel cars must emit 80mg/km or less of NOx, while petrol cars must emit less than 60mg/km. Tarraco’s compliance means every model in the range has at least one RDE2 engine available.

All TDI units introduce a new twin dosing SCR system that includes dual AdBlue injection to significantly reduce NOx emissions compared to previous generation diesel engines. The result is a range of diesel engines that meet the strict requirement of Euro 6d-Final emissions standards.

Private and fleet buyers of the diesel variant benefit from the removal of the four per cent surcharge in Benefit-in-Kind (BiK), making it more affordable to buy and run. The Tarraco SE 2.0-litre TDI 150PS DSG costs £32,045 to purchase, emits 143g/km of CO2 emissions on the WLTP cycle (47.1-51.4 combined mpg, WLTP) and has a BiK rate of 31 per cent.

Additionally, the certification results in a saving of up to £655 on first year vehicle exercise duty versus a non-RDE2 equivalent.

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