Seat’s Skoda Kodiaq alternative, the Tarraco, will finally be revealed in full at an event outside Barcelona tomorrow on 18 September, and the seven-seat SUV will be available to order before the end of 2018.
The Tarraco will be revealed in Tarragona - relevant because the SUV takes that town’s Latin name. The name was selected after 146,000 people took part in a public vote between a number of names, all taken from Spanish towns or provinces.
It shares its underpinnings with the similarly sized Kodiaq and is likely to borrow much of that car’s engine range and technology.
Previously, a digital drawing showing the car’s full styling was leaked online through social media. A promotional video was also posted by Seat, revealing the SUV’s front end.
¿Qué ocurre cuando te cuestionas todo? Algo increíblemente nuevo. pic.twitter.com/pYFWJRzwY9
— SEAT España (@tuSEAT) May 17, 2018
The car's front end design is largely familiar to the brand's SUV family, although the rear features a light bar that's new to Seat.
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 new 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.