Aston Martin has filed to reserve the name ‘Valen’ for potential use on automobiles, according to a recent document published by the United Kingdom’s intellectual property office.
The British supercar brand actually filed to reserve this name in October of 2018 with the Lebanese trademark office. This appears to to be a pattern for Aston Martin, as the company did the same with the name ‘Varekai’ – another Aston Martin name AutoGuide previously uncovered in trademark applications.
For what it’s worth, Valen means “strong” when translated from Latin.
If the Varekai name is for Aston Martin’s new SUV, then it seems possible that Valen will be the name of the production version of the automaker’s mid-engine concept it showed at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, the AM-RB 003. Described as a more affordable and more approachable version of the hardcore Valkyrie hypercar, the production AM-RB 003 will go up against mid-level supercar rivals like the Ferrari F8 Tributo and McLaren 720S.
AutoGuide recently uncovered another name that may appear on a potential future Aston Martin vehicle: Valhalla. We also speculated at the time that this name could be used on the automaker’s new mid-engine car, so it’s hard to say which of these will be used.
It’s worth noting that automakers don’t always use names they trademark. For example, sometimes an automaker determines a handful of potential names for a single vehicle, trademarking them all before deciding on which to use for the actual production vehicle.
AutoGuide will have more information on the Aston Martin Valen, or Valhalla, or Varekai as it becomes available – that’s if any of these names ever actually get used.
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