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SEAT announces the new Tarraco plug-in hybrid with FR trim

SEAT Tarraco FR Hybrid Concept

The SEAT Tarraco FR plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) will make its world debut at this year’s IAA Frankfurt International Motorshow from 12 to 22 September 2019.

The Tarraco PHEV demonstrates SEAT’s strategy towards electrification. Look forward to welcoming six electric and plug-in hybrid SEAT and CUPRA models by early 2021.

Start of production of the FR trim and its PHEV version will take place in 2020.

The new Tarraco PHEV offers an all-electric range of more than 50km and reduced emissions of below 50g/km.

The powertrain system, which comprises a 1.4 litre TSI 110 kW petrol engine, 85 kW electric motor and a 13 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, provides multiple driving modes. When the plug-in hybrid Tarraco is set to pure-electric mode, it reduces the tailpipe emissions to zero or the petrol engine and electric motor provides increased performance, without compromising on dynamics or comfort.

The total output for the system is 245PS (180kW)/400Nm giving the plug-in hybrid Tarraco a top speed of 217km/h and the ability to reach 100km/h in just 7.4 seconds.

The FR trim will enhance the large SUV’s desirability further, bringing new levels of sportiness to its character. As well as the technical enhancements, the exterior design consists of wider wheel arches, sportier rear spoilers and FR-specific 19-inch alloy wheels.

At the front of the vehicle, the FR grille proudly houses the SEAT badge, and at the back, the coast-to-coast rear light highlights the FR look.

The Tarraco PHEV will also be available in an a new colour – Fura Grey, which underlines the changes to the exterior and brings additional personalisation for customers.

Luca de Meo, President of SEAT, said: “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 in the large SUV segment, and we believe that it has a great potential.”