SEAT Tarraco PHEV Shows Up In Frankfurt In FR Trim With 241 HP

Seat’s expanded Tarraco SUV range is proudly on show at the Frankfurt Motor Show including the new PHEV version.

Pictured in the gallery below, the Seat Tarraco PHEV is powered by a 1.4-liter TSI petrol four with 147 HP and a 114 hp electric motor that deliver a total of 241 HP and 295 lb-ft (400 Nm) of torque. The electric motor is fed by a 13 kWh battery pack that, according to Seat, allows for more than 31 miles (50 km) of all-electric driving. Moreover, the Tarraco PHEV can hit 62 mph (100 km/h) in 7.4 seconds and max out at 135 mph (217 km/h).

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The Tarraco PHEV on display in Germany comes complete with the new sporty FR trim recently introduced to the SUV’s range and consists of flared wheel arches, distinctive 19-inch wheels, a rear spoiler and a bespoke front grille. For the hybrid, there’s also an ‘FR-e’ badge on the tailgate. Interior alterations are minor, but include an enhanced 9.2-inch touchscreen display, electric sports bucket seats, a new steering wheel and FR badging.

The Tarraco PHEV signifies an important step from the company in its pursuit of electrification. At the car’s launch, the VW Group-owned carmaker announced that it will produce five additional electric and plug-in hybrid models under the Seat and Cupra brands by early 2021.

“The Tarraco will be one of the few options with a plug-in hybrid powertrain on the large SUV segment, and we believe that it has a great potential,” Seat president Luca de Meo said.

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Photo credits: Stefan Baldauf / Guido ten Brink for Carscoops

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