Seat launches Tarraco PHEV

Seat launches Tarraco PHEV


Seat has revealed a new version of its largest SUV – the Tarraco – with a plug-in hybrid powertrain fitted for the first time in the range.

The new Tarraco FR PHEV has a 13 kWh battery pack, enabling an electric-only driving range of more than 31 miles on a single charge, and CO2 emissions below 50 g/km.

Total power output is 245hp, from a 150hp 1.4 litre TSI petrol engine and 85 kW electric motor. Torque output is rated at 400 Nm, and the Tarraco PHEV will complete a 0-62mph time in just 7.4 seconds.

Seat’s sporty FR trim will be applied to the PHEV, giving more aggressive styling and 19-inch wheels as standard. A new very paint scheme is added to the range, and Seat’s latest generation 9.2-inch infotainment system fitted inside.

No charging information has been announced yet, but a Type 2 inlet is almost guaranteed, and charging is likely to be available at 3.6 kW from the on-board charger. These details could be revised though, and even the quoted performance and efficiency figures above are expected results rather than official WLTP calculated statistics.

The new Tarraco PHEV will receive its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in early September, with orders and production starting in 2020.