A list of 10,130 names have been slimmed to just four; voting to decide the winner is open now
James Attwood, digital editor
12 September 2017

Seat has revealed the four potential names for its forthcoming seven-seat SUV at the Frankfurt motor show., as voted for by the public over the summer.

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 Alboran, Aranda, Avila and Tarraco.

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.

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1 June 2017
What about Seat Seven? Maybe they should at the same time rethink the brand name. Skoda might work.

1 June 2017
Seat g-ibraltar hahahahaahjajaajajjaajjaajajajs viva rajoy ijuesfrutas!

1 June 2017
bloaty mcbloatface

1 June 2017
Just call it a Skoda Kodiaq as that's what it'll probably be, albeit with a few styling tweaks like the Ateca/Karoq.....

1 June 2017
Lanehogger wrote:

Just call it a Skoda Kodiaq as that's what it'll probably be, .....

Yup, that would get my vote.

And extra points for calling the Ateca, the 8th ( Eight ) best selling car in its segment, hugely popular. We clearly have different ideas of what hugely, or popular, are.

Fake news?



1 June 2017
Seat Kopycat. Seat Costa Del Shopping Center.

1 June 2017
Covfefe. Seat Covfefe

1 June 2017
carmad wrote:

Covfefe. Seat Covfefe

That's the one!

1 June 2017
I tried "UrbanAssaultVehicle" as an apt description of these large SUVs, but it wouldn't let me.

I then tried "Benidorm" as the clientele who buys such vehicles, but it wouldn't let me.

So I don't know. The above suggestion of "Bloaty McBloatface" seems apt for a large SUV.

1 June 2017
It is after all a Skoda Kodiaq, but being a SEAT it's name should end with and 'a'. So SEAT Kodiaqa it is.


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