Seat will be launching a new D-segment model in 2009 that will sit alongside the Toledo and in an announcement made today the spanish manufacturer has confirmed the new model will be named “Exeo”.

UPDATE: An error in the English press release wrongly stated the Seat Exeo is a B-segment model, on review of the Spanish press release we can confirm the model will actually be a D-segment model. Thanks for letting us know Victor.

Seat will be launching a new D-segment model in 2009 that will sit alongside the Toledo and in an announcement made today the spanish manufacturer has confirmed the new model will be named “Exeo”. The new model will be available as both a sedan and as a family version, we can assume this will be an estate variant.

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.

We first knew of the development over a year a go, when Seat announced the Seat Project Saloon and Estate along with a couple of sketches of the model (pictured). The new D segment model will be wholly manufactured at the Martorell plant with next year's Geneva Motor Show a likely debut.


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