With its UK showroom debut now just weeks away, the SEAT Exeo is set to be joined at the head of the upper-medium segment by a more capacious cousin - the SEAT Exeo ST - which makes its world debut at the forthcoming Geneva Motor Show.
Available to order at the same time as the saloon goes on sale here, the new estate significantly strengthens SEAT's offering to those searching for an executive class car that combines great driving appeal and remarkable value for money.
Measuring 4.67 metres in length and boasting a boot capacity of 442 litres, the SEAT Exeo ST brings even more practicality, elegance and sporting style to its market segment.
Like its saloon sibling, the SEAT Exeo ST will be manufactured on a new line at the Brand's modern factory in Martorell, near Barcelona. The firm has confirmed that its latest luxurious Latin newcomer, due to go on sale here in April 2009, will be offered here in S, SE, Sport and range-topping SE Lux trim levels, with an initial choice of three outstanding engines.
All Euro V-compliant, the powerplant selection include a brace of hi-tech common rail turbodiesels producing 143 PS or 170 PS, as well as a potent 200 PS turbocharged petrol. They are all mated, as standard, to a six-speed manual gearbox and all endow the Exeo with spirited performance.
Among the equipment highlights guaranteed to appear across the SEAT Exeo ST line-up are Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity; cruise control; steering wheel-mounted audio controls; dual zone climate control and stylish alloy wheels.
Like its saloon counterpart in the line-up, an extensive array of options will allow SEAT Exeo ST buyers to precisely personalise their cars. A DVD-based satellite navigation system, double-glazed side windows, electrically adjustable and heated front seats, and hi-tech solar sunroof all number among the extras available.
The SEAT Exeo ST will be available to order from 2nd April 2009, with the first deliveries of right-hand drive cars to UK buyers likely at the end of the summer.Published 11 February 2009