The controversy surrounding these leaked images are the blatant styling queues drawn from the Audi range and in particular the A4. Obviously, these design drawings are at the very early stages of development.

We have now become accustomed with the fact that when the EU Trademark office leaks models designs out, it will always come in twos. Earlier we treated you to the first images of the production Seat Tribu SUV, now we can bring you some revealing and controversial styling details of the brand new Exeo in both sedan and estate body styles.

The controversy surrounding these leaked images are the blatant styling queues drawn from the Audi range and in particular the A4. Obviously, these design drawings are at the very early stages of development, but seeing as the styling is being trademarked, we shouldn't expect too many changes from what we saw before us.

The new D-segment model will be launched in 2009 and will sit alongside rather than replace the current Toledo. The name follows the brand's Mediterranean roots, it comes from the Latin word “Exire” which means “to go beyond” or “to go further”. It differs from the names of the other models in the Seat range but signals a new direction for the automaker.

A European worldwide debut is certain, the Paris Motor Show in November could come a little too soon for the model, so we may have to wait until Geneva next year or perhaps even Seat's home show in Barcelona at the end of May.

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