The Spanish automaker – helped by its fans and followers that voted their favorite from a list of names provided since last year’s Frankfurt Motor Show – has decided its upcoming new crossover should bear the name Tarraco.
Just to give you some cultural pointers on behalf of Seat, Tarraco is a former Roman city on the Iberian Peninsula, in the western region of the Mediterranean Sea, that today is well known as Tarragona. The decision was helped by 35% of the 150.000 fan base that gave the name a big victory over the runner up – Avila. As far as official information goes, Seat has also provided us with a new teaser photo and revealed the new Tarraco will be capable of seating seven people – so we suspect it’s closely related to already known SUVs in the group such as the Tiguan Allspace and the Skoda Kodiaq.
Unfortunately, aside from telling us the Tarraco will be showcased to the entire world sometime this year, there isn’t much information to go – we don’t even know if it will make an appearance in front of the worldwide audience of the Geneva Motor Show or it will be reserved for a European event this coming fall. With the MQB architecture at its basis, we fully expect the Seat Tarraco to bother the usual powertrain mix of TSI and TDI engines from the group, and also optionally feature an all-wheel drive system.