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SEAT Tarraco FR and FR Sport trims levels launched

SEAT Tarraco seven-seater SUV gets sporty FR treatment; prices start at £31,680

  • Sportier appearance and extra tech for FR models
  • FR Sport becomes Tarraco flagship model
  • Plug-in hybrid Tarraco to be launched later this year

SEAT has added range-topping FR and FR Sport trim levels to the Tarraco family SUV range. The trim levels add sporty styling enhancements and extra technology. Prices begin at £31,680 for the Tarraco FR and rise to £39,820 for the FR Sport.

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The pricing of the FR and FR Sport models puts them at the top of the Tarraco range, above the current Xcellence and Xcellence Lux trims, which focus on luxury.

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The FR trim levels feature some purely cosmetic changes, with the engines on offer remaining identical to the rest of the Tarraco range. The Tarraco FR comes with 19-inch alloy wheels, a body kit, a tailgate spoiler, gloss black wing mirrors, roof rails and twin exhaust pipes. An electrically adjustable driver’s seat and front parking sensors are also standard.

The FR Sport gets 20-inch alloy wheels and adds SEAT’s Winter Pack, which includes heated washer jets and heated front and rear seats, plus a 360-degree camera and black leather upholstery.

The FR models build on the Tarraco’s existing standard equipment list, which includes a 10.25-inch digital cockpit, automatic LED headlights, three-zone climate control, rear parking sensors and an eight-inch infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity.

The engines on offer are already available to Tarraco buyers. The two petrol options are a 148bhp 1.5-litre or a 187bhp 2.0-litre that comes with an automatic gearbox and four-wheel drive as standard. Diesel buyers have a choice of a 2.0-litre engine with either 148bhp or 187bhp, with the more powerful version also coming with four-wheel drive and an automatic gearbox as standard.

A plug-in hybrid model of the Tarraco, available in both FR and Xcellence trims, is due later in 2020. It will feature a 148bhp 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine, a 13kWh battery and a 113bhp electric motor. It will become the most powerful Tarraco in the range when it arrives in showrooms, reaching 0-62mph in 7.4 seconds and a top speed of 135mph.

Interested in knowing more about the SEAT Tarraco? Read our review for more information.

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