New Seat Exeo for 2012 revealed
The Seat Exeo saloon and estate now boast new styling and more efficient engines than ever before.
The Spanish car maker has refreshed the Exeo range with business customers and families in mind by drastically reducing running costs for the two year-old model.
The 2.0-litre diesel engine now delivers 129g/km of CO2 emission after a tweak to the unit for 2011. As a result, fuel economy has also been improved to push it up to 57.6mpg.
Both the saloon and estate versions of the stylish large family car will also be offered in a sub-120g/km version in future, says Seat.
Planned for 2012, the 'Ecomotive' version will feature Start/Stop technology and will follow in the tire treads of Ecomotive versions of the popular Seat Leon hatchback and Seat Ibiza supermini.
The new, lower running costs associated with the Seat Exeo saloon and estate will help Seat boost its already burgeoning fleet sales, says the Spanish car maker.
Seat UK managing director Peter Wyhinny said: 'The arrival of the Exeo marked SEAT's debut in a new and hard-fought market segment, and the success of the fleet-friendly saloon and estate range is already clear."
Alongside the changes to the engine setup, Seat has also taken the opportunity to add a refresh to the front end of the Exeo.
Much of the new look comes down to the inclusion of new LED daytime running lights and bi-xenon headlamps, but new alloy wheel designs and more premium materials inside have also been added for the 2011 refresh.
The new engine choices for the Exeo mean there are now three petrol and three diesel engines to choose from across the Exeo range.
Prices for the new Seat Exeo range start from £19,285 in the UK. The new models will appear at the Frankfurt Motor Show in September prior to the UK launch.