Sadly nobody managed to sneak a rude one through Seat's marketing department.

We’ve been kept on the edge of our seats for long enough, but never fear – the process of picking a name for the new large SUV from Seat is almost over.
The Spanish manufacturer has been holding a competition with literally lots of entries from all round the world, with a longlist announced several weeks ago. 

At its Frankfurt motor show press conference, Seat revealed the four names that will now go to a worldwide public vote – Alboran, Aranda, Avila and Tarraco. 

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Seat fans can vote at seat.com/seekingname until 25 September, and the name with the most votes will be forever attached to the new car. Will the latest SUV from Spain be associated with the major driver of the western Mediterranean water cycle, or highest provincial capital in the country?

Check out the meanings behind the shortlisted names here:


The four finalists

Alboran
The Alboran Sea is the westernmost portion of the Mediterranean Sea. A major driver of the western Mediterranean water cycle, it is home to the greatest diversity of species in the seas of Europe.

Aranda
A city of more than 32,000 inhabitants in the province of Burgos, located in the region of Castile and Leon, it is the capital of the Ribera del Duero county, famous for its production of wine. 

Avila
A city in the region of Castile and Leon, at 1,131m above sea level it is the highest provincial capital in Spain. The wall surrounding the old town is a symbol of the city.

Tarraco
It is the name of the former Roman city, one of the most important of ancient Hispania, which today is Tarragona. Its archaeological remains received the Unesco World Heritage designation in 2000.

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