SEAT Toledo (2012–2018)
SEAT Toledo Concept revealed
Measuring 4,480mm in length, and based on a stretched Polo/Ibiza floorpan, the new Toledo offers a generously proportioned interior for five people, a luggage compartment of more than 500 litres and the convenience of a large rear hatch and folding rear bench. Thus, the Toledo manages to reconcile perfectly the apparently incompatible – combining an almost coupé-like profile with the comparable functionality of an estate car.
With its spacious interior and generous luggage capacity, it is nevertheless well equipped for long journeys and family transport. The wheelbase of 2,602mm delivers plenty of room for driver and up to four passengers.
The luggage compartment is exceptionally well-proportioned, with impressive volume and excellent usability. Although perhaps not apparent at first glance, the new Toledo possesses a large rear hatch for optimum loading. Finally, the folding rear seats facilitate a long load length and give the Toledo a functionality that is almost on par with that of an estate car. With the rear seat backs folded forward it boasts a maximum load capacity of more than some ‘regular’ estate cars.
The SEAT grille with its honeycomb mesh retains its typical trapezoidal form, but with a very wide and low look. The same applies to the large air inlet beneath the bumper. The pentagonal form of the similarly broad front headlamps is one of the key characteristics of the new SEAT model generation.
The interior of the Toledo Concept reflects the modern, clear lines of the exterior. The light, roomy cabin boasts a cockpit conveying a feeling of ergonomic clarity, with the top of the dashboard seeming to float effortlessly above the air vents and trim elements.
SEAT Toledo unveiled
With keen dynamics, elegant, modern design, highly efficient TSI and TDI engines, outstanding practicality and excellent workmanship, this hatchback sticks to the recipe for success that proved so popular for its predecessors.
With a length of 4,480mm, the new Toledo is four centimetres longer than its predecessor from 2004. In contrast to the Toledo II, which was equipped with a conventional boot lid, the latest version of the model line – despite its saloon-like profile – comes with a large, wide-opening rear hatch. The comparatively long wheelbase of 2,602mm (80 mm longer than the Toledo II) delivers a generous feeling of space and plenty of legroom for all passengers.
As a completely new model, the Toledo makes use of the very latest Volkswagen Group engines. At the pinnacle are highly efficient TSI petrol engines in 1.2 and 1.4 displacements, and a 1.6 common-rail TDI unit. A seven-speed dual-shift gearbox (DSG) is offered in combination with the most powerful petrol variants.
The petrol engines generate between 75 PS and 122 PS; the petrol Ecomotive version boasts CO2 emissions of just 116g/km. The Ecomotive version of the TDI diesel engine – which produces 105PS from a displacement of 1.6 litres – also offers a best-in-class CO2 figure of 104g/km. During 2013, SEAT will expand the Toledo diesel line-up with a 90 PS TDI variant.
The standard safety package for all SEAT Toledos includes driver and passenger airbags, front side airbags and head/thorax airbags. The base model also comes with central locking, a two piece folding rear bench and power windows in the front. The more extensively equipped Reference and Style versions offer additional extras in comfort and design.
SEAT Toledo I-TECH introduced as flagship model over SE. Has 16-inch 'Design' alloy wheels with titanium finish, grey alcantara and black simil leather upholstery, metallic dashboard inlays, plus I-TECH badges on the side and an I-TECH key cover. Priced from £17,015.