2008 SEAT Exeo review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 6 October 2008 , 03:10:47 byVeronica

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At the 2008 Paris Motor Show, Seat will present its new Exeo saloon. The new model is elegant, sporty and exclusive and it represents a major step in quality for Seat, whose aim with this and other newcomers is to explore new markets and significantly broaden its already attractive model range. Outside, both the front and rear ends are clearly indicatives of image of the sporty image of the brand. The new grille, plus the proportion of glass to metal lends an even sportier look to the car. Its styling is enhanced on the Paris show car with stunning 18-inch alloy rims and a muscular twin exhaust pipe arrangement. The interior is very comfortable. At the front of the passenger compartment the dashboard lines flow towards the door panels and the driver-facing central console, creating a pronounced and engaging wrap-around effect. The interior color scheme creates a feeling of spaciousness with light, airy tones. The comfortable leather seats and Alcantara lining on pillars and roof panel also underscore the feeling of style and roominess of the new Exeo. The front seats have four automatic memory positions, and the seat length offers exceptional leg support. The construction of the body work includes a steel monocoque structure with integrated aluminum components. These special elements are used on both the front-end structure and the passenger compartment. With this new model, the carmaker is demonstrating its efforts to design and manufacture made-to-measure models. The front suspension set-up is an independent multi-link with a trapezoidal link at the rear. The new car also naturally features a sophisticated satellite navigation system with two SD ports, MP3-type audio player and hard disk, including a map database on the whole Western Europe. The Exeo is equipped with the most sophisticated occupant protection measures, including two front airbags which deploy in two stages depending on the severity of the collision, two front side airbags, two curtain-type head airbags, driver knee airbag and rear side airbags. More detail will be revealed at a later date.