One of the unsung stars of the Paris Motor Show earlier this month was the Seat Exeo.
No fantasy concept car, this is the Spanish brand’s most recent effort at a premium family saloon.
And we do mean premium, as the car is based on the previous generation Audi A4. You can clearly tell if you look closely – really only the front and rear end styling is new.
In our book this is no bad thing, as it is likely to offer consumers the chance to buy a top quality car at what is likely to be a bargain price.
And the latest information about the Seat Exeo’s equipment levels further confirms this suspicion. The Exeo will feature dual-zone climate control as standard, for example.
Alloy wheels, cruise control, and USB/MP3 player connectivity also come fitted right across the range.
If Seat can really keep the price down (we expect to it to start from around £16,000), the Exeo could well become a surprisingly tempting choice for junior executives and cost-conscious families alike.
The Exeo goes on sale in the first half of 2009. Expect more details soon.