The Volkswagen owned, Spanish manufacturer, released ahead of the official launch at Frankfurt Auto Show, the details and images of the 2012 Seat Exeo facelift.
Again they did the same as the old generation Exeo. It is a facelift based on the B7-generation A4 that was available for the first time in 2004. It is the same think Daimler did with the old Mercedes E Class – it was recycled into the Chrysler 300 and then, in turn, into the Dodge Challenger. And same was with the old Merc SLK that was turned into the Chrysler Crossfire.
Anyway, we cannot say it is a bad looking car. The front fascia of Seat’s 2012 Exeo facelift shows new headlights, with integrated LED daytime running lights – a new that most probably comes from the actual A4, a new honeycomb front grille, and optional bi-xenon headlamps. The Spanish automaker is also offering with the 2012 Exeo facelift a set of newly designed 17 and 18-inch alloy wheels.
Inside, there are new materials, including upgraded leather on the steering wheel and revised upholstery.
Moving to the engines, the 2012 Exeo will come with a revised 2.0 liter TDI engine with an output between 88kW and 103kW. These engine have been improved to provide further efficiency over the outgoing range with the help of stop/start technology. According to the automaker, with this revised powerplant fuel economy will be rated “below” the current 5.2L/100kmh rating, while emissions will be rated at 129gm of CO2/km.
It measures 4.66 meters in length and has a 442-liter luggage compartment. The loading space of the 2012 Exeo ST can be increased to 1,354 litters by folding its rear seats.
Despite the upgrades, prices will stay the same – starting at £19,285 (UK)