Spanish car maker Seat revealed the latest edition of the Exeo sedan and Exeo ST estate, both featuring a host of improvements for 2012.
The car features a new front-end with the new the “arrow” headlights, with can be had as bi-xenon and integrated “wing” daytime LEDs. Other new design cues include honeycomb grille insert, the LED rear lights and the all-new 17 and 18-inch alloy wheel designs.
The interior is further enhanced with new upholstery. The redesigned leather steering wheel now sports an even more premium look-and-feel – further evidence of the passion that SEAT dedicates to every single detail.
The Exeo ST wagon is 4.66 metres long, and its luggage volume ranging from 442 to 1,354 litres, its wide rear opening and its high level of variability. The car looks like an Audi from a distance, which is kinda nice.
The main improvements however are done to the engines to make them more efficient and cleaner than ever. CO2 emissions of all TDI versions to be reduced by around 7 grams per kilometre. The 88 and 105 kW (120 and 143 hp) saloon models with manual transmission now both come in below the 130 grams per kilometre mark.
The engine line-up ranges from 88 to 155 kW (120 to 210 hp). The latest TDI power units with common-rail direct injection ensure excellent pulling power, smooth running characteristics and outstanding efficiency. For particularly comfort-oriented drivers, the multitronic transmission with steering-wheel shift paddles presents an alternative to the manual gearbox. This efficient automatic is available as an option for the 2.0 TSI with 147 kW (200 hp) and for the 2.0 TDI with 105 kW (143 hp).
2012 Exeo’s list of safety features include seven airbags – including driver knee airbag – ESP system with ABS and electronic brake force distribution and automatic tyre pressure monitoring system.
As for the amenities, you get some high-end stuff like a DVD navigation system, bi-xenon headlamps with dynamic cornering light and a Bose sound system.