SEAT—pronounced “say-yacht”—is a small Spanish automobile manufacturer that has been around since 1950, but also has been owned by Volkswagen AG for quite some time now. As a result, many of Audi’s and Volkswagen’s older platforms were handed down to SEAT so that they could create their own versions. One of those concoctions has just been unveiled.
Audi’s B7 generation plays as the backbone of SEAT’s new Exeo and just from looking at it alone, you can tell that it literally is a B7 Audi A4 with some obvious reworks and rebagding.
The Exeo itself actually literally is an A4 reworked because the Exeo looks like an older A4 with a new face and butt. But because, the Exeo has been around since 2004, this new unveiling is their mid-cycle refreshed version.
Nearly all of the engines from the previous version of the Exeo will carry over, all of which are 1.6L, 1.8L, and 2.0L four-bangers with natural aspiration or turbo power. The two diesels get a minor tweak to slightly bump fuel economy to a combined EU cycle of 57.6 mpg. They can all either be mounted to a CVT-based Multitronic box with manual shifting or six-speed manual.
2012 Seat Exeo:
– By: Chris Chin