The new SEAT Tarraco large SUV, launched here last month, has achieved a maximum five-star safety rating from testing organisation Euro NCAP, writes Trish Whelan.
The car went through meticulous testing to determine its safety credentials and scored 97pc for adult protection, 84pc for child occupant protection, 79pc for vulnerable road users, and 79pc for safety assist.
Safety stems include Emergency Assist, Blind Spot Detection, and Exit Assist, Traffic Sign Recognition, Traffic jam assist and Light Assist as options, while it has also introduced two new safety systems for the first time: Pre-Crash Assist and Rollover Assist.
The Pre-Crash Assist can react in just 0.2 seconds should it detect an accident is about to happen, tightening seatbelts, activating hazard lights, rolling up the windows and closing the sunroof. - all helping protect the passenger compartment. Rollover Assist, if activated, will activate the curtain airbags and seatbelt pre-tensioners. Front Assist with bicycle detection, lane assist and Emergency-Call also feature.
Tarraco is offered with five or seven seats, and is available from €34,700.