New look for Seat Exeo

* LED running lights * Styling upgrades * Efficiency tweaks...

New look for Seat Exeo

Seat has face-lifted the Exeo range, introducing both styling and engineering upgrades.

Bi-xenon headlights and distinctive V shaped LED daytime running lights (standard on Sport, optional on SE) create a new face for the Exeo.

Tweaks to the 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine have cut CO2 emissions from 136g/km to 129g/km and boosted average economy by 3.3mpg to 57.6 mpg.

Seat claims the revisions, along with new alloy wheel designs and upgrades to interior materials, will create a more premium feel to the Exeo range.

Stop-start technology will appear on an Ecomotive model in 2012. Seat hopes this Exeo will have a CO2 figure of less than 120g/km.

The Exeo range comes with a choice of three turbodiesel engines and one turbocharged petrol, and is priced from 19,285.

The face-lifted model will be shown to the public for the first time at the Frankfurt motor show.