SEAT goes automatic

for the people

SEAT Exeo saloon, static

SEAT is hoping its new Exeo saloon and ST estate models will prove the automatic choice for both business and private drivers.

It's down to a new drivetrain option that sees a continuously variable multi-tronic gearbox making its Exeo debut at the Paris Motor Show, as an alternative to the six-speed manual.

The new auto box is mated to the 143PS 2.0 TDI common rail diesel injection engine, providing an average fuel consumption of 48.7mpg.

For dynamic drivers it offers both a Sport programme that results in gear shifts at higher revs, and a Manual mode controlled via steering wheel-mounted shift paddles.

The Spanish company has also made small but significant revisions to the front seat back and rear bench designs, resulting in a larger rear passenger compartment - up by 44mms but without any sacrifice in comfort or luggage space.

There are also new rear lights featuring LED technology, offered in combination with bi-xenon headlights. Details of pricing and availability will be announced closer to the on-sale date.


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