SEAT’s Exeo saloon and estate has been mildly updated with a new face and some engineering tweaking, although buyers will have to wait until later in the year to get the environmentally-conscious Exeo Ecomotive.
The Exeo gains bi-xenon headlights and LED daytime running lights, although these are an optional extra on all models except the ‘Sport’. Other than that the only other changes are some new alloy wheel designs.
SEAT now uses better-quality leather on the steering wheel and now fits ‘revised’ upholstery. Hmmm.
The existing 2.0-litre TDI diesel engines are now a bit more economical, with up to 58.9mpg being achievable according to the official fuel consumption figures. CO2 emissions have also dropped, and now start at just 129g/km.
The Ecomotive version, due out in a few months, will be the cleanest Exeo yet, thanks to a raft of engineering tweaks including Start/Stop technology.
Price: The Exeo range starts at £19,480 for the base ‘S’ TDI CR model, rising to just over £25,000 for the Sport Tech TDI CR Multitronic.
Available from: The revised Exeo is available now in SEAT showrooms.
The Exeo is SEAT’s third best-selling car, behind the Ibiza and Leon, and they are keen for it to remain so appealing to new car buyers until the replacement model arrives in the next couple of years.
It’s just a shame that the changes are so limited – and that buyers will have to wait for a few more months to get the Ecomotive version, which should have a sub-120g/km emissions figure.
We’d advise buyers to consider alternatives from rival manufacturers, including the Ford Mondeo and Mazda 6, both of which are more highly rated than the Exeo.