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Seat Exeo set to surprise

Seat’s forthcoming saloon will be well equipped

Seat Exeo

Exeo shares much with the old Audi A4

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.

Exeo equipment

Seat Exeo rear

If Seat’s pricing is right, Exeo could be a surprise hit

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.

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