SEAT accelerates its electric offensive at the Frankfurt IAA
Seat arrives at the Frankfurt Motor Show with its electric offensive in top gear. Following the announcement of the Seat Mii electric and the el-Born, the brand's first two fully electric models, at the international event Cupra is presenting its new Tavascan concept car. It will be joined in by the new Seat Tarraco FR Phev, the brand's first plug-in hybrid electric SUV, which will be making its world debut in Frankfurt and is the fourth electric model of the six that the company announced it would launch by 2021.
Following the Cupra Formentor, the first model developed specifically for the brand, equipped with a hybrid engine and scheduled for market release next year, the Tavascan concept car is Cupra's first fully electric vehicle, and it was developed on the MEB platform. The new Cupra Tavascan and the SEAT Tarraco FR Phev represent a step forward in their electric mobility offensive.
The Cupra concept car merges the solidity of an SUV with the sportiness of a coupe, conceived with the highest standards of sophistication, elegance and design that distinguish the brand. In the boot it integrates the concept Cupra eXS kickScooter, specially developed for the occasion.
Furthermore, the new Seat Tarraco is now available in a hybrid engine version and FR trim, featuring a range of more than 50 km and emissions below 50 g/km. Delivering 245 hp thanks to its 150 hp petrol engine and its 116 hp electric motor, the Tarraco Phev is the most powerful in the range.
Seat is also using the framework of the motor show to announce that pre-sales of the new Mii electric will begin from mid September. The Mii electric is being sold in 14 countries (Spain, Germany, Italy, France, the UK, Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Poland) since mid September and will come to market in early 2020.
Coinciding with the commercial launch of the new Mii electric, Seat is going to introduce a smart Wallbox home recharging solution. Customers can purchase the device and order its installation along with the vehicle.