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]