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SEAT starts building Tarraco e-Hybrid plug-in

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SEAT Tarraco e-Hybrid is the brand’s second plug-in model.

SEAT has started production of the new plug-in hybrid version of the Tarraco, the Tarraco e-Hybrid.

Emissions as low as 37g/km

Going on sale in the first quarter of next year the Tarraco e-Hybrid has claimed CO2 emissions of between 37 and 46g/km, and a claimed 49km electric-only range when the battery is fully charged.

That battery is a 13kWh pack, which drives the 85kW electric motor. Combined with the 150hp 1.4 TSI petrol engine, that makes for a total of 245hp and 400Nm of torque. SEAT says that with a fully-charged battery, and a full tank of fuel, the Tarraco e-Hybrid has a range of some 730km.

S-Boost button for extra acceleration

The e-Hybrid gets three different driving modes - e-Mode, Automatic Hybrid or Manual Hybrid - and an 'S-Boost' button which allows the electric motor to deliver a little more peak power for overtaking manoeuvres.

The Tarraco e-Hybrid's official fuel economy figure is between 1.6 and 2.0-litres per 100km, which equates to 141-176mpg. You'll need to be plugging it in A LOT and maximising electric-only driving to get near to those figures.

Charges in 3.5 hours

It will charge efficiently from a low-output charger, though, taking just three and a half hours to top up the battery from a 3.6kW wall box, or five hours from a 2.kW charger (roughly equivalent to a three-pin socket). Needless to say, the Tarraco e-Hybrid can be linked to your phone through the SEAT Connect app, which allows you to monitor and control its charging behaviour.

The Tarraco e-Hybrid will be available in Xcellence and FR trims, but the catch is that because of the way the battery is packaged, it will only be available as a five-seater, not with the usual optional seven-seat layout.


Published on November 30, 2020
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