Η Seat πήγε την ανανεωμένη έκδοση του Exeo στη Φρανκφούρτη. Στιλιστικά δείχνει πιο Audi από ποτέ αφού το Exeo facelift (το οποίο είναι κατασκευασμένο πάνω στη προηγούμενη γενιά του Audi A4 (B6) διαθέτει κυψελοειδής γρίλια, νέες ζάντες και Bi-Xenon φωτιστικά σώματα με LED φώτα ημέρας. Στο εσωτερικό οι αλλαγές εντοπίζονται στο επανασχεδιασμένο τιμόνι και στις νέες επενδύσεις των καθισμάτων.
Σε ότι αφορά τους διαθέσιμους κινητήρες, η γκάμα παρέμεινε η ίδια μόνο που όλοι βελτιώθηκαν έχοντας καλύτερη κατανάλωση και μειωμένες εκπομπές CO2. Τέλος προστέθηκε και η έκδοση Exeo Ecomotive η οποία διαθέτει σύστημα Start/Stop.
SEAT presents its IBL sports saloon concept and the new Exeo
- The dynamic, sporty IBL showcases the evolution of SEAT’s design language
- SEAT chairman James Muir stresses the “exercise to further enhance the power of our future design development and the philosophy of our brand”
- The new Exeo – even more attractive and efficient
The two novelties proudly unveiled today by SEAT at the Frankfurt Motor Show are the dynamic, sporty IBL saloon concept, a clear indication of the unique styling to be found in SEAT’s future design identity, and an appealing, efficient new version of the Exeo.
The IBL showcases the Spanish brand’s unique and consistent design language in the shape of a sports saloon with an exceptionally dynamic and self-confident look and feel. This concept combines clean, minimalist exterior design with an innovative, premium interior that clearly conveys its quality and precision.
After unveiling the brand’s new prototype, SEAT chairman James Muir highlighted that “it is an exercise to further enhance the power of our future design development and the philosophy of our brand”. He added that “the IBL represents our commitment and willingness to be a serious and modern competitor in the mid-size sedan market”.
The IBL completes SEAT’s series of concept cars that define the gene pool for the ongoing development of SEAT design. The compact IBE electric sports coupé laid the groundwork, followed by the IBX, which showcased the new DNA code of SEAT design in a completely different vehicle architecture – a crossover between SUV and sports coupé.
Muir went on to say that “this new language will be reflected in production models starting next year within a product offensive that will significantly increase our product portfolio”. New EXEO
Currently one of the best-selling sedans in Spain, the Exeo will feature even more attributes after the autumn that will enhance both rational an emotional purchase decisions, including a redesigned, more attractive front end, new interior appointments and a whole new generation of more efficient TDI engines.
The re-engineered design of the Exeo is most prominent on the new honeycomb grille insert and new headlight arrangement, while the version equipped with bi-xenon headlights features integrated daytime running lights that use energy-saving LED technology.
The upgraded TDI engine line-up reduces CO2 emissions by around 7 g/km without compromising any dynamic performance levels. Exeo fuel consumption figures and emissions will improve even more next year with the introduction of the Ecomotive version equipped with Start/Stop technology, bringing CO2 levels down to below 120 g/km. SEAT’s chairman promised that “this will make the Exeo one of the most efficient cars in its class, and will further enhance its competitive appeal.”
SEAT is the only company in its sector with the full-range capacity to design, develop, manufacture and market cars in Spain. A member of the Volkswagen Group, the multinational has its headquarters in Martorell (Barcelona), exporting approximately 75% of its production to 72 countries. SEAT is the market leader in Spain, and in 2010 reached a turnover amounting to 4.7 billion euros, with total sales of 339,500 vehicles.
SEAT Group employs 13,000 professionals at its three production centres in Barcelona – Zona Franca, El Prat de Llobregat and Martorell, where it manufactures the highly successful Ibiza and Leon, amongst other models. The Volkswagen Group production facility at Palmela in Portugal supplies the SEAT Alhambra.
The Spanish multinational also has a Technical Center, a ‘knowledge hub’ bringing together more than 900 engineers whose goal is to be the driving force behind innovation for the number one industrial investor in R&D+i in Spain. In line with its declared commitment to environmental protection, SEAT undertakes and bases its core activity on sustainability, namely reduction of CO2 emissions, energy efficiency, as well as recycling and re-using of resources.