This is the first of two images leaked onto the internet of the new Tarraco
This is the second of two images leaked onto the internet of the new Tarraco
This is a lightened version of the image Seat has released...
...the original, unedited version is shown here
This is an Autocar image of Seat's forthcoming seven-seat SUV
Luca de Meo launched a contest to name Seat's new seven-seat SUV last year
An early preview image of Seat's seven seat SUV from one of the firm's 2017 videos
...from another angle
The Seat Tarraco has been leaked onto the internet just two days after its name was confirmed by the Spanish brand.
Two pictures of the car have been posted onto MQB-Coding, showing its front three-quarter and rear. Although unconfirmed by Seat, the pictured car appears to match one previewed by Seat earlier in the week.
The car's front-end design is largely familiar to the brand's SUV family, but it does feature a light bar that's new to Seat at the rear.
The Tarraco will be a seven-seat SUV to sit above its Seat siblings in the range. Its name was chosen by the public via an online poll, which featured more than 146,000 votes and whittled down a total of 10,130 names, all taken from Spanish geography.
After Seat selected four finalists, Tarraco was voted for by 35.52% of voters. Tarraco is the ancient name of the Catalan city of Tarragona, and was the oldest Roman settlement on the Iberian Peninsula. The archaeological ensemble that remains, including a aqueduct, forum and a theatre, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000.
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.