SEAT has tweaked the Exeo, which, given its provenance*, makes it a more facelifted executive than that new lady from Dragon's Den.**
The new look is a classic midlife revision, with new lights and things. Those things include alloy wheels, better interior plastics and some engineering tweaks for improved efficiency.
The 2.0 TDI common (as muck) rail engine gets cleaner, with the lowest emitting version putting out just 129g/km and returning 57.6mpg. In 2012, SEAT will add stop-start to the Ecomotive model, it says, which will reduce emissions to below the magic 120g/km threshold that company car drivers get all minstrel about.
SEAT UK MD Peter Wyhinny said: "The arrival of the Exeo marked SEAT's debut in a new and hard-fought market segment, and the success of the fleet-friendly saloon and estate range is already clear.
"Now, with this great new look and impressive engineering changes I'm sure the Exeo will draw the crowds to both our Frankfurt show stand and, in due course, our UK dealerships."
* We're not allowed to mention the A word when talking about the Exeo anymore. We signed the contract.
**Disclaimer: Hilary Devey probably hasn't had a facelift. But she does wear awesome shoulder pads.
Mark Nichol - 25 Aug 2011