Low-vis­i­bil­ity model re­freshed

Yorkshire Post - Motoring - - NEWS -

SEAT’S Audi A4-de­rived Exeo saloon and es­tate have been re­freshed for the au­tumn, with a pre­miere at the Frankfurt Show.

The model has been scarcely vis­i­ble in the UK, over­whelmed by the abun­dance of mid­dle-mar­ket cars and, I think, a lack of ef­fec­tive pub­lic­ity. For the 2012 model there are sub­tle vis­ual changes, with LED day­time run­ning lights ei­ther stan­dard or op­tional (mak­ing them stan­dard may have been a bet­ter plan to get the Exeo no­ticed) and the in­tro­duc­tion of brighter bi-xenon head­lamps, re­grades for cabin trim, al­loy wheels and so on. The two-litre diesel has been re-tuned to give pro­vi­sional fig­ures of 57.6mpg and 129g/km of CO2. There will be a stop-start model ca­pa­ble of 120g/km. Price are from £19,285 – com­pet­ing with the VW Jetta saloon, Golf Es­tate.

MG also needs to raise its pro­file after re­turn­ing to the UK. Its 2011 of­fer­ings are the MG6 GT fast­back and the Mag­nette saloon. Prices start at £15,459 and £15,995 re­spec­tively.

SEAT EXEO: Saloon and es­tate have had some sub­tle changes.

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