Seat Exeo D-segment saloon in 2009

Tuesday, June 24, 2008, 8:43 by Auto Correspondent

By 2009, car maker SEAT will lift the wraps off its new saloon car Exeo.Christened Exeo, the company plans to mark the launch as a historic event in motoring. The Seat Exeo is a D-segment model which does not replace the Seat Toledo. So far, the company has referred to the car as Bolero.

Seat Exeo picture rendering

The Spanish brand is said to be expanding its model range towards new segments. The Exeo is the first result of the SEAT’s new intiative. Exeo means advanced, forceful and technological, and has looks that spell excellence and driving pleasure. The name stems from the Latin word Exire, which means ‘to go further’.

SEAT Exeo has been described as an elegant, dynamic saloon with high quality and outstanding technology that reflects Seat’s design, sportiness and liveliness. Exeo seems to be seen by analysts as signaling a new beginning for the company. SEAT worked closely with Audi and Volkswagen for the production of the car.

Seat Exeo picture rendering

The SEAT Exeo is expected to be officially launched by early 2009, probably in saloon as well as estate versions. The 2009 geneva Motor Show will probaly see the debut of the Exeo.

No photos of the SEAT Exeo are yet available – but we have a few of the initial renderings here.

Meanwhile, SEAT has lined up a slew of new exciting new models. The all-new Seat Ibiza five-door is just around the corner. Besides, the company is also working on its super new supermini.

The important additions to the Leon line-up, plus enhanced options on Altea, Altea XL and Alhambra, are also seen as helping sales rise.

The Leon line-up receives a real shot in the arm with the arrival of two carefully tailored new models, both calculated to add fresh impetus to the family five-door’s model mix. Of these, the Leon Emocion will come powered by the Seat 1.6-litre, 102 PS petrol or 1.9-litre 105 PS TDI diesel.

Another model on the cards is the new Leon Sport, which will don the state-of-the-art 125 PS 1.4-litre TSI turbocharged petrol engine or frugal yet fiery 140 PS 2.0-litre TDI.

The company’s family-sized Alhambra MPV now comes with luxury settings and is the real people carrier from Seat.

Tagged with: , ,