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).
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.