The Spanish carmaker Seat is about to develop four different models which could see the light of production within the next three or four years. The foretaste of what is yet to come was demonstrated by the Ibiza hatch which was opened in April 2008. Currently Seat is developing a new minicar and a compact SUV including the recently unveiled Exeo Sedan.
Another possibility would be the Exeo ST wagon which is set to showcase next month at the Geneva show. The Exeo ST is patterned after the preceding generation B7 Audi A4 Avant and will rival cars like the Ford Mondeo, Alfa Romeo 159 and Renault Laguna.
The Exeo Sedan and Estate will come with chassis and mechanical hardware basically similar to the Audi donor vehicle including four-link independent front suspension and trapezoidal suspension at the rear.
The ST will be offered with three gasoline powerplants starting from 102hp (75 kW) to 200 hp (147 kW), in addition to three common rail turbodiesel units with power ranging from 120 hp (88 kW) to 170 hp (125 kW). A top of the line V6 version will be inserted into the lineup briefly after the sale of the wagon transpires in the middle of 2009.
The sole dissimilarity of the ST with the Exeo Sedan, which will be available for sale this month, is a lengthier body at 4.666 meters and a trunk capacity of 442 liters.
Multimedia consists of nav system, multi-function head unit with MP3 and Bluetooth capabilities including a sunroof that comes with solar cells that generate enrgy for the ventilation system. The Exeo comes with a 21,990 Euro price tag.
All versions of the new SEAT Exeo Sport Tourer are fitted, as standard, with seven airbags, although clients could avail of the optional two rear chest airbags. Included as standard on the Reference trim level are zone climate control, passenger airbag disconnection, ABS + TCS, ESP with EBA emergency braking, WIV variable maintenance system, driver seatbelt warning and optimized headrests.
Furthermore, this trim level comes with an efficient gear shift indicator (which is not available on the 102 hp 1.6 engine), trip computer, electric heated door mirrors and front and rear power windows as well as roof rails, sport suspension and remote controlled central locking.
Aside from fog lights, body color side moldings and 16-inch steel rims wrapped in 205/55 tires, the Reference version of the SEAT Exeo Sport Tourer, is fitted with elements for convenience like storage drawers beneath the front seats, split folding rear seat, roll-up parcel shelf, front and rear reading lights and glove compartment light as well as Isofix anchoring points on the passenger and rear window seats with Top Tether.
This version also comes with MP3 CD radio with aux-in and four speakers. On the other hand, the Style trim is basically the Reference trim but with a number of enhances elements like front seats with lumbar support, height adjustable passenger seat, front/rear armrest with compartment and 2 cup holders, cooler in glove compartment and leather steering wheel and gearknob as well as steering wheel controls.
A rope net cargo area separator is also featured on the Style trim, as well as chrome window frames, glossy B/C pillars and aluminum inserts on interior door sills, chrome roof rails, park position door mirrors and chrome roof rails.
Moreover, Style versions feature cruise control, Coming Home and rear parking sensor, with the addition of automatic lights on, anti-dazzle rear-view mirror, rain sensing wipers acoustic protection windscreen and windscreen with green anti-glare stripe.
All Style models come with lighting package, smoker's package, four additional speakers and volumetric alarm with tilt sensor as well as 16-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 205/55 tires with low tire pressure warning. Meanwhile, the Sport trim also builds on Reference version, but is marked by an array of sporty elements like sport seats, front seats with lumbar support, height adjustable passenger seat as well as sporty door molding, and 17-inch alloy rims wrapped in 225/45 tires with low tire pressure warning.
It also features leather steering wheel and gear knob, steering wheel controls, dark glass as well as cruise control, four additional speakers and volumetric alarm with tilt sensor. Also included in Sport versions of the SEAT Exeo Sport Tourer are front/rear armrest with compartment and 2 cup holders and smoker's package.