SEAT Announces Plug-In Hybrid Version Of Tarraco Large SUV

SEAT Tarraco gets a plug-in hybrid option with a 13 kWh battery pack and up to 50 km (31 miles) of range.

SEAT announced a world premiere of a plug-in hybrid version of its largest SUV – Tarraco and a new sporty FR trim at the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show.

The Tarraco FR PHEV, just like the CUPRA Formentor, will be equipped with a 13 kWh battery, which is promised to translate into more than 50 km (31 miles) of all-electric range.

Also, the front-wheel-drive powertrain with a 1.4-liter gasoline engine and 85 kW electric motor is the same. According to provisional specs, the Tarraco FR PHEV will accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.4 seconds.

The production will take place at the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg, Germany. SEAT intends to start taking orders for the Tarraco FR PHEV in 2020.

The new top of the line FR trim brings several improvements, including a larger 9.2’’ infotainment system:

“Introducing the FR trim to the Tarraco will enhance the large SUVs desirability yet further, and bring new levels of sportiness to its character.

The exterior design has been enhanced, with wider wheel arches, a sporty rear spoiler and FR-specific 19” alloy wheels, with an option to have machined 20” wheels available. As well as these changes, at the front, the FR grille proudly houses the SEAT badge; at the back, the coast-to-coast rear light highlights the FR look and the all-body painted exterior emphasises its dynamism. The sportier expression of the Tarraco FR is its name, now embossed in handwriting.

A new colour – Fura Grey – underlines the changes to the exterior and brings additional options to customers to help personalise their vehicle further. The Tarraco also improves in safety and practicality.

New options include trailer assist – which makes towing considerably easier, and reduce the likelihood users will encounter difficulties when parking. Add to this the Parking Heater, a system that allow you to warm the engine and vehicle faster in extremely cold weather, and the Tarraco becomes an even more practical vehicle.”

“Inside, the interior space has been shrewdly sculptured to heighten the impression of comfort with SEAT’s latest generation infotainment system including a new navigation system with 9.2’’ screen, increasing the SUV’s levels of digitalisation to optimise driver feedback and passenger connectivity.

Front occupants now benefit from electric sports bucket seats with memory function (for the driver side). The bucket seats have a combination of the sportiness of a neoprene look material and the sophistication of an art craft leather work for the confort area. In addition, the driver benefits from aluminium pedals and a new sports steering wheel with FR logo.”

SEAT (with its new CUPRA brand) is on track to offer six plug-in models by the beginning of 2021. Several were already confirmed:

SEAT Tarraco FR PHEV provisional specs:

  • all-electric range of more than 50 km (31 miles)
  • 13 kWh battery pack
  • 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.4 seconds
  • top speed of 217km/h
  • system output of 180kW/245PS and 400 Nm (1.4 litre, 110kW/150PS gasoline engine, dual-clutch DSG transmission and 85kW/116PS electric motor)
  • CO2 emissions below 50g/km

Gallery: SEAT Tarraco FR PHEV 2020

SEAT Tarraco FR PH 2020
SEAT Tarraco FR PH 2020
SEAT Tarraco FR PH 2020
SEAT Tarraco FR PH 2020
SEAT Tarraco FR PH 2020
SEAT Tarraco FR PH 2020
SEAT Tarraco FR PH 2020
SEAT Tarraco FR PH 2020
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