SEAT Tarraco FR plug-in hybrid:
technology, sportiness and efficiency
“The SEAT Tarraco plug-in hybrid perfectly illustrates our evolution towards more sustainable mobility, while retaining the dynamism and driving pleasure that characterize the brand. The SEAT Tarraco will be one of the few vehicles with plug-in hybrid technology in the large SUV segment, and we believe it has great potential, ”said Luca de Meo, President of SEAT.
Plug-in hybrid version: pure efficiency
Designed and developed at SEAT's facilities in Martorell, the SEAT Tarraco is produced in Wolfsburg (Germany), at the heart of the Volkswagen Group. With the introduction of the plug-in hybrid powertrain, the SEAT Tarraco gains in efficiency, thus becoming a sustainable alternative.
The powertrain, which includes a 1.4-liter, 110 kW TSI gasoline engine, an 85 kW electric motor and a 13 kWh lithium-ion battery, gives drivers the versatility of various driving modes. The SEAT Tarraco plug-in hybrid allows users to drive in pure electric mode for more than 50 km when needed (tailpipe emissions are reduced to zero) or to combine the gasoline engine and the electric motor for increased performance .
The technology will help the SUV (and SEAT) improve its efficiency without having to make sacrifices in terms of dynamism or comfort.
The total system power is 245 hp (180 kW) / 400 Nm, giving the SEAT Tarraco plug-in hybrid a top speed of 217 km / h and the possibility of reaching 100 km / h in just 7.4 seconds. Best of all, CO2 emissions will be less than 50g / km according to the official WLTP test cycle.
FR finish: distinction and sportiness
The introduction of the FR trim level on the SEAT Tarraco will further enhance the appeal of the large SUV, bringing a new sporty trait to its character.
The exterior design has been improved, with wider wheel arches, a sporty rear spoiler, and FR-specific 19-inch light alloy rims, with the option of having 20-inch machined rims. In addition to these changes, the FR grille proudly houses the SEAT badge up front; at the rear, the transverse tail light emphasizes the FR character and the fully painted bodywork feeds its dynamism. The sportiest expression of the SEAT Tarraco FR is embodied in its name, now engraved by hand.
A new color (Fura Gray) accentuates the changes to the exterior and allows customers to further customize their vehicle. The SEAT Tarraco also makes progress in terms of safety and practicality.
New options include Trailer Assist, which makes towing much easier and reduces the likelihood that drivers will encounter difficulties when parking. Added to this is the Parking Heater, a system that warms up the engine and vehicle more quickly in extremely cold weather. Therefore, the SEAT Tarraco becomes an even more practical vehicle.
Inside, the space has been cleverly sculpted to enhance the feeling of comfort thanks to the latest generation SEAT infotainment system. It includes a new navigation system with 9.2 inch screen, which increases the level of digitization of the SUV to optimize driver feedback and passenger connectivity.
Front occupants now benefit from electrically adjustable sports bucket seats with memory function (driver's side). These bucket seats combine the sportiness of a material with the appearance of neoprene and the sophistication of handcrafted leather. In addition, the driver benefits from aluminum pedals and a new sports steering wheel with FR logo.
The introduction of the FR trim level and the advanced plug-in hybrid powertrain position the SEAT Tarraco as one of the sportiest and most efficient models in the large SUV segment, combining the cutting edge of technology in connectivity system , comfort, driver assistance, design and style. Production of the FR trim level and the plug-in hybrid version will begin in the course of 2020.