Seat has expanded range of Tarraco SUV with the inclusion of new plug-in hybrid hybrid powertrain. This also marks first in company’s history. Until now, this electric powertrain can only be found on concepts like the Cupra Formentor. Seat Tarraco seven-seater SUV produces a combined output of 241hp and 400 Nm of torque. The plug-in hybrid system combines 1.4-liter TSI (147hp) and an electric motor (114hp). Battery pack of 13kWh in Seat Tarraco PHEV helps in giving driving range of 31 miles on electric power. CO2 emissions are expected to be less than 50g/km on the attest WLTP cycle.
The setup helps Seat Tarraco SUV to sprint from 0 to 62mph in 7.4 seconds and reaches top speed of 135mph. This first plug-in hybrid version will be follows by five more electric and plug-in hybrid models under the garb of Seat and Cupra brands. These models are to be launched by early 2021. President of Seat, Luca de Meo said that Tarraco will be one of the few options with a plug-in hybrid powertrain on a large SUV segment. He strongly believes that it has great potential. Along with new powertrain, Seat is also introducing a sporty FR trim for the range.
With this trim, exterior is now more aggressive and is evident from wider wheel arches, FR-specific 19-inch wheels, a rear spoiler and a front FR grille. Exterior color of the displayed car is new and is dubbed as Fura Grey. Interior of Seat Tarraco SUV is improved with new 9.2 inch touchscreen display for infotainment, electric sports bucket seats, a new steering wheel and plentiful FR badges. New optional extras are also being offered such as Parking Heater and Trailer Assist. 2020 Seat Tarraco FR PHEV will make its public debut next month at Frankfurt Motor Show. Production will begin from next year.