Seat introduced a new version of the crossover Tarraco

Seat introduced a new version of the crossover Tarraco

September 4, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

The Spanish automaker has equipped the Tarraco with a new powertrain consisting of a diesel engine mated to an automatic transmission and front-wheel drive.

Joining the rest of the brand’s flagship SUV lineup, the new version uses Volkswagen Group’s ubiquitous 2.0-liter TDI engine that produces 150bhp. power and 360 Nm of torque. All of this is transmitted to the front axle via a 7-speed dual-clutch DSG gearbox.

SEAT will continue to expand the Tarraco range with a plug-in hybrid crossover version early next year. Debuting in 2019, it is a combination of a 1.4-liter TSI petrol with 147 hp. and an electric motor with 114 hp. A similar combination can be found in some other hybrid models of the VAG concern in Europe. For example, in Volkswagen Passat GTE or Golf GTE. The total power of such a unit is 242 hp. and a torque of 400 Nm.

The electrified Tarraco takes 7.4 seconds to accelerate to 100 km / h from standstill and has a top speed of 217 km / h. The 13 kWh battery provides an electric range of more than 50 km.

The Tarraco is designed and developed in Martorell, Spain, and is assembled at the Volkswagen plant in Wolfsburg, Germany. The seven-seat midsize SUV came out of the shadows two years ago. The new generation of the model is created on the MQB platform, which it shares with the VW Tiguan Allspace and Skoda Kodiaq.