The Spanish carmaker Seat has introduced the most economical version of the Exeo. The last-gen Audi A4-based sedan is now offered in the Ecomotive version including for the ST body style. Under the hood there’s a 2.0-liter TDI common rail diesel engine that is available in two different power outputs: 118 hp and 141 hp. Both versions of the engine are capable of returning 62.8 mpg UK and have CO2 emissions of 117 g/km. To reach these figures, Seat’s engineers have also installed the stop/start system. The power unit is mated to a six-speed manual transmission for both versions of the engine, and it represents the only gearbox available for this economical version of the Exeo.
The Seat Exeo Ecomotive comes with low-rolling resistance tires, the Energy Recovery system developed by Seat, along with a lowered suspension compared to the standard model for an improved aerodynamics. Customers can get this new version of the Exeo in one of the following five trim levels, as follows: S, SE, SE Tech, Sport and Sport Tech.
Regardless of the trim level selected, all models come as standard with goodies such as cruise control, 16-inch alloy wheels, climate control, multi-function steering wheel and voice-activated Bluetooth. The SE trim level offers parking sensors, automatic headlights and rain sensing wipers. Sport adds LED daytime running lights, bi-xenon, sports seats, tinted glass, along with gloss black flourishes inside the cabin. As for the Tech-equipped Seat Exeo Ecomotive versions, these come with a better sound system, black leather seats and a satellite navigation system.
Available exclusively in the United Kingdom, the Seat Exeo Ecomotive has a starting price of 20,040 pounds for the entry-level S model. This version is now in the VED band C, which is a premiere for this model. It costs 30 pounds in road tax, and it also belongs in the 17% BIK bracket.