2008 to 2013
Body versions :
Sedan , Estate
Gasoline : 1.6-2.0 liters
The Seat Leon (internally 3R) is one of Seat produced by the end of 2008 by mid-2013 vehicle . The name derives from the Latin verb exeo ("I'm going out") and refers to the expansion of the model range above the Toledo , which it indirectly replaces.. It is offered with bodies sedan (3R2 model) and family (Exeo ST) (3R5 model), Which were officially presented at the 2008 Paris Motor Show .
The Exeo was presented in October 2008 at the Paris Motor Show. Originally, the model under the name seat bolero emerge from the same study. In addition to the introduced in March 2009 notchback limousine was offered from June 2009, the combination variant Exeo ST.
Technically corresponds to the Seat Exeo the Audi A4 B7 . Body, drivetrain and chassis are identical therefore, it had longitudinal front engine and front-wheel drive. Most of the engines were taken over by the Audi A4 B8 and the chassis was optimized. The changes are limited to the redesigned by the head-chief designer Luc Donckerwolke front design, the newly redesigned tailgate for both body styles and the exterior mirrors. The dashboard corresponds to that of the Audi A4 Cabriolet. Both body styles were on the acquired production facilities from Ingolstadt in Spanish Martorell made. The transport of the production facilities included 1200 truckloads.
In September 2011, a revised version of the Exeo was presented at the IAA . Thus, the vehicle generally got a new honeycomb radiator grille, in addition, the higher - quality equipment variants were now equipped with xenon headlamps and LED daytime running lights . Another innovation of the facelift was the introduction of the automatic start-stop system to reduce fuel consumption.In May 2013 the production of the Exeo ran to 81,552 vehicles produced from a direct successor will not give it. As an indirect successor you can see the slightly smaller Toledo in 4th generation.
The Exeo was based on the Audi B7 (2005-2007), . Outwardly, the differences between the Exeo and the A4 focus on the front, mirrors, logos and the rear lights. The board comes from the convertible Audi A4. Before SEAT announced in June 2008 that the model would be called Exeo, it was known as the Limousine project. At first it had been rumored that the new model could be the new SEAT Toledo, because the minivan design that was given to the third most innovative generation with the new trend that was fashionable was a very abrupt change to the original concept of traditional saloon, which did not convince the public much. However after it was learned that the new strategy was SEAT increase its range with a new upper saloon , it would help to fill a gap, since the Toledo was positioned between two segments C and D .
Knowing this new datum, it was assumed that the model would use the name SEAT Bolero , since previously in 1998 it had been used with one of its prototypes in sports saloon format , with the intention of commercializing it although it was not like that and with this new project it was proposed to rescue the name, but at the last minute the marketing managers decided not to use it and decided to keep that name for the future. A number of names were raised following the nomenclature used by the brand, which was speculated in press names such as SEAT Salamanca, SEAT Oviedo and SEAT Aragón, but finally the name chosen was Exeo, derived from the Latin word exire, whose meaning is to escape, go out or go further, further away. Changing the usual nomenclature that gave Spanish brand image.
With this strategy SEAT would cover the 2 segments with 2 different sedan models, a 4-door sedan and a 5-door liftback . By the Exeo Toledo would be withdrawn from the market for a while to start developing a new generation that will be ready by the end of 2012. The Toledo will return to the sale with the same concept that had the first generation.
The SEAT Exeo small facelift in the third quarter of 2011 , the main small changes are focused on its front, with the premiere of a new honeycomb grid, which replaces the previous one formed by slats, and a new design on the headlights (in the version with bi- xenon headlights , LED technology is incorporatedwith an extra contribution of dynamism in aesthetics). In addition to these changes in the body, the reestilización is completed with the inclusion of new alloy wheels of 17 and 18 inches, as well as the possibility of new chromatic options. The cabin also receives small modifications. Thus, it incorporates a steering wheel with perforated leather and new upholstery, among which stands out an elegant leather upholstery and another sportier one, a mixture of textile and alcantara .
Coincidentally, at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show , it was announced that in the summer of the same year, the production of the model would cease permanently. With which, although the Exeo lived a few months in between with the last units of the Toledo III and first units of the Toledo IV , somehow without being his direct successor occupied for 4 years the post of Toledo , but with a more format premium
The model unlike the Audi A4 only has 2 variants in body sedan and family this last one called ST, it was planned to lazar the third body, the goat version , because since it was developed the base was wanted to take advantage, but finally it was discarded and there were only developments within the brand as discarded prototypes.
The Exeo was the first model of the Spanish brand to offer diesel engines equipped with common-rail direct injection . At the time of its launch it was equipped with three diesel mechanics from the same block: a 2.0 liter of 120, 143 or 170 HP. For its part, the three gasoline engines that were initially available were also four-cylinder in line: a 1.6-liter atmospheric 102 hp, a 1.8-liter turbocharged 150 hp and a 2.0 turbocharged liters of 200 HP.
The SEAT Exeo made the crash tests of the EuroNCAP in 2009 and got a total rating of 4 stars, the same as the Audi A4 won in 2001 and 2005.
Drive: Longitudinal front engine, front-wheel drive
Engines:Gasoline engines : 1.6-2.0 liters (75-155 kW) Diesel engines : 2.0 liters (88-125 kW)
Wheelbase :2642 mm
Curb weight :1310-1515 kg