Seat reveals nine potential names for its new seven-seat SUV

Seat seven-seat SUV Autocar image

This is an Autocar image of Seat’s forthcoming seven-seat SUV

Nine names have now been chosen from a list of 10,130; the three finalists will be revealed in September

Seat has revealed the nine potential names for its forthcoming seven-seat SUV, as voted for by the public last month.

The names are all taken from Spanish geography, in keeping with the rest of the brand’s range. A total of 10,130 names have been whittled down to Abrera, Alboran, Aran, Aranda, Avila, Donosti, Tarifa, Tarraco and Teide.

Seat will slim this list down to three finalists, due to be announced on 12 September at the Frankfurt motor show.

The new model will be based on the Skoda Kodiaq and will join the Ateca and forthcoming Arona in the firm’s SUV range.

Seat’s names from Spain

Ronda: Produced from 1982 to 1986, this was the first Seat named after a town in Spain. Ronda is located in a mountainous area of the Málaga region.

Málaga: This saloon, built from 1985 to 1992, took the name of Spain’s sixth-largest city.

Marbella: This was a rebadged Fiat Panda, named after a city on the Costa del Sol.

Ibiza: The long-running supermini shares its name with the party-friendly Balearic island.

Córdoba: A bigger version of the Ibiza, named after the historic city in Andalusia.

Toledo: Small family car has the same name as a historic town that’s a Unesco World Heritage Site.

Leon: Seat’s family car is named after a large city in the North-West of Spain.

Alhambra: This large MPV gets its name from a large palace in Granada.

Altea: The name of Seat’s discontinued small MPV was taken from a town on the Costa Blanca.

Ateca: The hugely popular SUV was named after a small town with a population of less than 2000 people in the province of Zaragoza.

Arona: A small port town on the island of Tenerife gives its name to Seat’s forthcoming small SUV.

Arosa: The small city car Seat produced from 1997 until 2004 referenced Vilagarcía de Arousa in the Galicia province. Seat returned to the city car market in 2012 with the Mii, which of course isn’t named after anywhere in Spain.

Source: Autocar Online

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