The Spaniard who comes from Wolfsburg. The SUV flagship Seat Tarraco only recently had its world premiere. The new SUV is now rolling off the assembly line in Wolfsburg. This is the Volkswagen assembly line, although this type of agreement is nothing new, VW SUVs also roll off the assembly line in Seat’s Spanish plants.
Production together with Touran and Tiguan
But in this direction it is again something special. Because no other make rolled off the production line in Wolfsburg for almost 20 years. Overall, however, is now the fifth model from another group brand that comes off the production line in Wolfsburg. Now, with the Seat Tarraco, a non-VW model is again in the assembly halls in northern Germany for the first time. The new flagship was designed and developed in Martorell, the home of Seat. Based on the synergies of the MQB modular transverse matrix, the Tarraco rolls off the assembly line together with the Touran and Tiguan.
Agreement to improve the profitability of the group
This now also increases the capacity utilization of the main plant in Wolfsburg, which recently suffered severely from the problems of the Volkswagen brand. This multi-brand production goes back to an agreement from 2016. The company and the works council decided on the future pact, which should improve the profitability of the group.
“A competent, world-leading production network is one of the greatest levers for more efficiency across all brands. The SEAT Tarraco is an example of how in the group-wide production network more locations will build vehicles of different brands simultaneously. In addition, the production of the SEAT Tarraco in the Wolfsburg plant shows that our new SUV flagship meets the highest quality and manufacturing standards. This quality should be clearly noticeable especially for customers. ”- Bernhard Bauer, Managing Director of SEAT Germany
“The car was completely designed and developed by SEAT in Spain and then brought to series production by a really enthusiastic team in Wolfsburg – and that in a very short time. This further strengthens the already very close connection between SEAT and Volkswagen. ”- Dr. Matthias Rabe SEAT Chief Development Officer