After showing CUPRA's new "sports SUV" and showing the SEAT Mii Electric, SEAT returns to the playing field with the SEAT Tarraco FR PHEV, an SUV that is configured as the company's first plug-in hybrid. It is a renewal of the well-known Tarraco that not only implements an electric motor, but also the FR sports finish.
The PHEV version of the Tarraco, which will be on sale at the beginning of the 2020 year, the electric motor can be combined with the gasoline engine to reach a maximum speed of 217 km / h, go from zero to 100 in 7,4 seconds and get a torque of 400 Nm, all with emissions that "fall significantly below 50 g / km", as they comment from the company. That is well worth getting the ZERO label of the General Directorate of Traffic.
It has a hybrid system that combines the 1,4 liter TSI gasoline engine of 150 CV (110 kW) and an electric motor of 116 CV (85 kW), powered by lithium-ion batteries of 13 kWh capacity. The brand announces for this model an autonomy in electric mode of more than 50 km although the approval data is not yet official.
The FR finish includes changes in the exterior design, such as wider wheel arches, a rear wing and 48 cm-specific alloy wheels (19 "), with the option of 51 cm (20") wheels. In the front grill, the screen is different and in the rear, a fully functional light is included across the entire body.
Another feature of the FR is that all the exterior elements are painted in the body color (the wheel arches are not left, for example, in black as in the other versions of the Tarraco). Embossed logos and a new dark gray color exclusive to this FR version complete the changes.
The Spanish company member of the Volkswagen Group has not disclosed the price, but it has advanced that it intends to launch six new electric and hybrid models (SEAT and CUPRA) from here until the beginning of 2021.