Company Car Today - Issue 54 - 26th June 2019

Our fleet The latest news from our long-term fleet TWO-MONTH REPORT First impressions of the all-new Tarraco are positive. Walking round the car, there are a few things that catch my eye immediately, such as the two-tone black and silver alloys and the full LED headlights that have a beautiful little pattern etched into the glass. I’m not sure this etching has any particular purpose, but it is a nice little touch of design that shows a certain attention to detail. Inside, the first thing that strikes me about the Tarraco is the feeling of space. Perhaps that’s an illusion brought about by having those additional two seats in the back – time will tell once the Wallace horde makes full use of the car. The Tarraco also benefits from the VW Group’s digital instrument panel as well as a central eight-inch LED screen which, between the two of them, seem to provide the driver with all the standard readouts and then some. The 2.0-litre 150hp engine on test here is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox which helps keep CO 2 below 130g/km. You can choose a driving profile via a dial located just below the gearstick. There are Normal, Eco, Sport and Individual options, and I’ll be taking a proper look at this in my upcoming reports. Dave Wallace UPDATE Lots of cars claim to be ‘connected’ but the Volvo V90 truly is through the Volvo On Call app. The list of things you can do from the app is lengthy, so I’ll just stick to the things I use the most frequently. You can pre-heat or cool the car, which is brilliant, because you can do this either immediately or via a timer. You can also start the car remotely. I often check the petrol and battery levels and also the economy stats from the most recent journeys – you can even label the journeys and filter them to help with business mileage claims. But best of all, the app will alert you if you’ve left the car unlocked, and then, of course, you can lock (or unlock) it – even if you’re in a different country. Tristan Young VOLVO V90 T8 R-DESIGN PRO ● The Tarraco offers great flexibility, with all seats in the second and third rows able to slide and fold. The boot is able to provide up to 1775 litres of space. ● The full LED headlights are a boon, giving great visibility even on the darkest of nights and unlit roads. TESTER’S NOTES Smaller alloy wheels help the ride quality Etched lights are classy SPECS P11D: £30,555 OFFICIAL COMBINED MPG: 47.9mpg OUR COMBINED MPG: 46.6mpg CO 2 : 129g/km SEAT TARRACO 2.0 TDI 150 SE Tech COMPANY CAR TODAY.CO.UK 30 READ MORE about what it’s like to live with these cars at companycartoday. tests V90 is always ‘On Call’ Tarraco is both large and roomy