Seat reveals new details of the 2009 Exeo sedan

Article by Christian A., on August 28, 2008

After the introduction of the Seat Exeo at the recently concluded 2008 Paris Motor Show, more details are to be expected together with more photos. The stylish upper medium class four-door model based on the Volkswagen Group Premium platform which is set to be unveiled early in 2009, will target drivers who prioritize top quality, smart style, and outstanding value for their cash.

The stylish upper medium class four-door model based on the Volkswagen Group Premium design which is set to be unveiled early in 2009 will target drivers who prioritize top quality, smart style, and outstanding value for their cash.

Guaranteed technological treats that will be included in this new line-up are: USB connectivity for playing MP3s; cruise control; audio controls mounted on the steering wheel; dual zone climate management; and fashionable alloy wheels.

The Spanish car manufacturer's first and ambitious entry into the competitive upper medium class underscores the quality and value of the Exeo that it represents to both the corporate and individual customers.

James Buckell, Seat UK Exeo Product Manager, said that "In today's challenging market, we know car buyers are looking for the very best value possible and, to that end, are doing our utmost to make the forthcoming Exeo the class leader in terms of both price and equipment.

The fitting of luxurious features such as dual zone climate control across the entire range, as well as convenience additions such as USB connectivity, underlines our determination to make our new saloon a particularly well-specified drive.

The new Seat Exeo is set to go on sale in April 2009, will be available in S, SE, Sport and range-topping SE Lux trim levels. It will also be available with three impressive powerplants that are all Euro V-compliant. The engine selection for the new Seat Exeo consists of a series of advanced common rail turbodiesels generating outputs 143 PS or 170 PS, as well as a powerful turbocharged gasoline engine that delivers 200 PS of motive power. The diesel and petrol engines are all mated, as standard, to a 6-speed manual gearbox and all bestow the Exeo with dynamic performance.

The new Seat Exeo powered by the 143 PS TDI engine can sprint from zero to 62 mph in 9.2 seconds. The more powerful 170 PS TDI is much quicker on the sprint, with a time of 8.4 seconds. But when the Exeo is served by 200 PS TSI gasoline engine, it can accelerate from nil to 62 mph in just 7.3 seconds. Top speeds, where legal, are 133 mph for the 143 PS TDI, 142 mph for the 170 PS TDI and 149 mph for the 200 PS TSI.

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