Next up is the SEAT Exeo's optional satellite navigation system which, though not cooling, is certainly cool. The state-of-the-art DVD-based in-dash system boasts fast navigation performance, 'bird view' display and two handy SDHC ports.
There's an ultra-clear 6.5-inch WVGA colour screen, advanced on-screen graphics featuring detailed information such as motorway and city lane guides, speed limit data and traffic management info for both the planned route and nearby roads.
Bluetooth mobile phone integration is standard across the entire SEAT Exeo line-up, of course, offering full function hands-free telephony with or without the optional satellite navigation system.
And SEAT Exeo drivers can look forward to exceptional performance, and economy, by virtue of its latest generation common rail diesel engines. Both Euro V-compliant, the two 2.0-litre TDI units offer either 143 PS or 170 PS and are mated as standard to a smooth and precise six-speed manual gearbox.
Capable of as much as 65.7 mpg (143 PS, extra urban cycle) the diesels' official CO2 emissions figures are a road tax-friendly 143 g/km and 153 g/km respectively.
SEAT UK Exeo Product Manager, James Buckell, said of the new saloon: "The quality and generous standard equipment found throughout this new model will, I'm sure, be obvious to everyone.
"However, we wanted to ensure Exeo owners could experience the very latest technology in this car, which is why we have made available such cutting edge options as the solar sunroof and advanced in-dash satnav.
"These impressive extras underline our determination to make the Exeo a truly exceptional offering."
Priced from £17,740 RRP, the SEAT Exeo saloon goes on sale in the UK on 2nd April 2009.Published 11 February 2009