SEAT are expanding their efficiency and desirability of their new SUV, the SEAT Tarraco, as they introduce a plug-in hybrid and the sporty FR trim.
The plug-in hybrid is a demonstration of SEATs strategy towards electrification, which will include six electric and plug-in hybrid SEAT and CUPRA models until the beginning on 2021.
Thanks to its 13kwh battery pack, the Tarraco PHEV (plug-in hybrid) can offer an all-eletric range of more than 50km and reduced emissions of below 50g/km. With a total output power of 245PS thanks to its 110kW/150PS gasoline engine and its 85kW/116PS electric engine, the Tarraco PHEV becomes the most powerful Tarraco within the range.
Luca de Meo, President of SEAT stated,
"The Tarraco plug-in hybrid perfectly illustrates our move towards a more sustainable mobility, yet maintaining the dynamism and fun-to-drive, typical of any SEAT. The Tarraco will be one of the few options with a plug-in hybrid powertrain on the large SUV segment, and we believe that it has a great potential" [SEAT Media Centre].
FR Trim: Distinction and Sportiness
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. [SEAT Media Centre]
Both the FR trim and the PHEV powertrain will be available to order in 2020 and will make its world debut at this year's IAA Frankfurt International Motor Show.
* All technical data of the SEAT Tarraco FR PHEV are provisional and subject to revision.