SEAT Tarraco awarded NCAP’s Five-Star Advanced Award for safety

SEAT’s 7-seater SUV, the Tarraco, has been awarded the highest safety rating possible by independent testing organisation Latin NCAP, gaining its five-Star Advanced Award. This means the Tarraco has a 5-Star Euro & Latin NCAP safety rating.

The Tarraco joins the Ibiza, Arona, Leon and Ateca in gaining a 5-star safety rating, cementing the vehicle’s outstanding safety performance and underlining SEAT’s determination to develop the safest vehicles possible.

The SEAT Tarraco was subjected to a range of tests to determine its safety score for both adult and child occupant safety including: a front impact at 64km/h with a 40% offset, a side impact at 50km/h and a side pole impact conducted at 29km/h. Add to this tests for active safety systems including ESC (electronic stability control), Seatbelt Reminders (SBR) and ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), and the large SUV’s results from the Latin American and Caribbean consumer protection body’s tests reinforces the vehicle’s qualities.

You can find out more about the SEAT Tarraco’s safety reports here:
View Latin NCAP report
View Euro NCAP report

The Tarraco’s range of standard safety features include seven airbags providing optimum protection for both driver and passenger in front and lateral incidents augmented by the SUV’s seatbelt pretensioners. Child protection requirements were met with the inclusion of ISOFIX anchorage points.

Latin NCAP provides consumers with independent, transparent safety information about vehicles available in Latin America. The five-star rating achieved by the SEAT Tarraco shows how much attention has been paid to its safety systems, because although the tests differ slightly from those undertaken in Europe by Euro NCAP, they have become tougher as demand grows for improved safety features in the market.

For the full story about the SEAT Tarraco’s safety award click here. Check out the full SEAT range available in New Zealand here.

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