• The Exeo estate version is the overall winner in its category
• The Altea XL takes second in the Compact/Mini Van category
• The Ibiza and León also score well for SEAT
No less than four SEAT models can be found in the leading positions of the Company Car 2009 list after a thorough evaluation made by 150 fleet car managers of the German trade publication ‘Firmenauto’ and the prestigious DEKRA vehicle inspection experts. The new Exeo ST was the brilliant winner in its category, while the judges considered it third in the general classification. In addition, the Altea XL took second place among the compact vans, the Ibiza came in second in the small imported car category, and the León was third in the compact car division.
This is the first prize given to the Exeo ST since its recent market launch. SEAT’s new model came out ahead of its rivals based on its excellent performance and moderate fuel consumption figures, as well as its hallmark refinement and subtle sportiness. It is truly an option to keep in mind for customers hailing from the highly competitive fleet market.
The Altea XL clearly impressed the judges with its innovative design, roomy passenger compartment and generous equipment line-up. Its second place win in the Compact/Mini Van category complements the first place win by the SEAT Altea in the DEKRA 2009 report, which analyses vehicle defects in several mileage ranges, in the Van category with between 50,000 and 100,000 kilometres.
Equipped with an engine range famous for its reduced fuel consumption figures and emissions levels, and an extensive standard equipment list that includes ABS, ESP and TCS + EBA, driver and passenger airbags, head-thorax airbags and hill hold control, the SEAT Ibiza came in second in its category. This outstanding result clearly strengthens the Spanish model’s leadership in its segment.
Finally, the new styling found on the León 2009, its updated engine line-up, signature sportiness and functional 5-door body choice were decisive reasons for granting it a third place win among the compact cars, and a fantastic result for SEAT at Germany’s Company Car 2009 awards ceremony.