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What do you do with an old model when you've already replaced it with a newer one? Well, most automakers would simply trash it and move on. Not Volkswagen though. Instead of discarding the previous Audi A4, the bean-counters at VW Group corporate headquarters in Wolfsburg simply passed it on to another division: SEAT. In this case, the Spanish subsidiary that was lacking a flagship model.

Called the Exeo, the sedan variant already took its curtain call (we wouldn't quite call it a debut) at last year's Paris Salon, but since the A4 came in both four-door and Avant wagon forms, SEAT is now preparing to relaunch the Exeo wagon in Geneva. Called the Exeo Sport Tourer, it's pretty much exactly like the Exeo sedan, only with an extended roof. Engine options – including a 198 horsepower turbo four and common-rail turbodiesels in 141 and 168 hp flavors – will carry over. SEAT hasn't released photos just yet, but has given us a video, which we've placed after the jump – just in case you've forgotten what a badge-engineered, last-generation Audi A4 Avant looked like.

[Source: Autoblog Spanish]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      The Exeo's engines aren't carried over. The A4 III never had common-rail diesel engines or the 160PS 1.8 petrol.
      • 6 Years Ago
      "What do you do with an old model when you've already replaced it with a newer one?" Well...in South America they would sell it for fifteen more years! We still have both the 1993 Chevrolet Corsa and the 2002 one (The first outsells the second!). And the 1983 Fiat Uno!!!
      • 6 Years Ago
      I think this great since the A4 was a good car to begin with.. And now is more affordable
      • 6 Years Ago
      It actually makes sense to do that. The way GM re-badges vehicles is stupid though. Trickling Audi's down to other biz units allows Seat to sell better handling cars than Seat could have made in the first place.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I thought VW was trying to make Seat into a Alfa competitor. How does this help?