Stylish evolution of the people-carrier

‘Doctor on the Road’: SEAT Tarraco

Keen-driving ‘family’ doctors will find this seven-seater – with foldaway seats – equal to the class leaders, says Dr Tony Rimmer.

It would be naïve for any independent practitioner to believe that local competition can be ignored when striving for a successful private practice. 

Both individually and organisationally, we need to be aware of what is happening around us and we should be able to respond swiftly and effectively to minimise any threat to our business.

Ideally, we should be ahead of the game, but sometimes we may find ourselves following rivals. If this is the case, then we must make sure that our offerings are at least equal to or better than those of our competitors.

Spanish brand SEAT found itself in this position as it was trying to expand its successful range of SUVs to include a seven-seat model. Ahead of it were Peugeot, with its stylish 5008, and sister brand Skoda with the Kodiaq. It has have now launched the Tarraco.

Replacing people-carriers

Seven-seat SUVs are a natural market progression to replace the people-carriers of old, like the SEAT Alhambra, that were always popular with buyers with expanding families.