Seat unveils old Audi A4 as new Exeo

Seat unveils old Audi A4 as new Exeo

In what amounts to the lamest attempt at cost-cutting, Seat has just unveiled a “new” sedan model at the 2008 Paris Auto Show, called the Exeo. It would’ve been interesting, except for the fact that it is just an older-generation Audi A4 sedan with new front and rear designs. Seat was a source of unique designs relative to VW’s boring overpriced cars, but now it seems to be transitioning into a dumping ground for the VW Group’s unwanted designs.

Engines will include everything from VW’s Golf range. That means the base model houses the useless 102 hp 1.6-litre while the top model gets the 200 hp 2.0-litre turbo.

The interior somewhat mimics Audi’s designs, with conservative details and nice seats, although we suspect low-quality materials all over, like recent Seat models we saw in the showroom. Seat vehicles continue to be a rare sight in Dubai and, most likely, the rest of the GCC.

The Exeo is definitely a bit of a conundrum. On one hand, you can buy a brand new affordable Audi-like sedan and get the dealer to fix its numerous expected problems under warranty. Or you can buy a second-hand real Audi for peanuts and spend the money you save on its numerous expected problems. Either way, the consumer wins. Or rather, loses.

What do you think?



  1. HAHA! its looks stupid. 😛

  2. lol better to say looks dump…i liked mash’s comments about expected problems…i guess audi cars have lowest resale value and maximum problems among euro cars in this market….

  3. does seat belong to audi?

  4. Author

    VW owns Seat, Skoda and Audi. All their cars are rebodied versions of each other.

  5. This car may appeal to people who can’t afford an Audi but are able to get something similar for less…

  6. when it will be released in GCC markets? what is the expected price?

    seat cars are the sporty version of VW

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