Last year during the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, SEAT offered a list of name options that they will use for their all new three-row SUV. While three of those names were of cities, there was one that stood out as it paid homage to the western region of the Mediterranean Sea. Now, the automaker has announced which name they will use and that will be the Seat Tarraco.
If you are familiar with European geography as well as Roman history, then you must have already heard about the Roman city on the Iberian Peninsula. Today, it is known as Tarragona. When the poll was published, around 150,000 people voted in SEAT’s naming campaign. Of these votes, 35% went to Tarraco for a significant victory over the second most popular name, which is Avila.
We finally know what to call SEAT’s new three-row SUV. But do we know any more information about the car? Well, SEAT also published a teaser photo of it as you can see here. It does look like the SUV can fit seven passengers comfortably. We also know that it will be launched towards the end of the year - and that is pretty much what the automaker shared with us regarding this model.
Another thing we do know from previous reports is the fact that the Tarraco will sit on the Volkswagen Group’s MQB platform that underpins a few current SUVs including the Skoda Kodiaq and the VW Tiguan Allspace. Having said that, we expect to see some similarities between these models, and we could tell from the teaser photos that they convey some of that already. In fact, late last year, there was a rendering of the SUV that was published, and it was actually pretty close to what we are seeing now.
The SEAT’s flagship is scheduled to be officially launched by the end of the year, but we expect to see it next month when the automaker unveils it at the Geneva Motor Show. As for the engine, its offerings will be similar to those of the Kodiaq, with 1.4 liter and 2.0 liter TSI engines as well as a diesel option. This will then likely be followed by a hybrid variant later on.
Perhaps we will get a more detailed look at this model after it makes an appearance in Switzerland next month. I’m sure you’d all want to know how much the new three-row SEAT Tarraco costs. However, it is a bit too soon for the automaker to share these details to us just yet. We’ll have to wait until we get closer to the flagship model’s release date.