This is the new SEAT Toledo, and the good news is it actually looks pretty much like the concept version. This must be the best looking SEAT to date.
With a length of 4.48 metres, 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. Engine-wise, the car gets highly efficient TSI petrol engines in 1.2 and 1.4 displacements, and a 1.6 common-rail TDI unit. The petrol engines generate between 55 kW (75 PS) and 90 kW (122 PS); the petrol Ecomotive version boasts CO2 emissions of just 116 g/km. The Ecomotive version of the TDI diesel engine with 77 kW (105 PS) and best-in-class CO2 figure of 104 g/km.
A seven-speed dual-shift gearbox (DSG) is offered in combination with the most powerful petrol variants.Market launch for the Toledo is scheduled for mid-November in Spain and in 2013 in UK.
Details of equipments and design analysis in the press release below:
SEAT produced more than 860,000 units of the first two Toledo ranges alone – success based on the combination of attractive design and practical characteristics. This new generation continues the winning formula: with generous space, a high degree of flexibility, outstanding efficiency and excellent value-for-money, the new Toledo appeals to customers seeking a practical, top-quality and affordable car for the whole family – without missing out on elegant design and dynamic driving fun.
“The new Toledo will write a whole new success story with its clear SEAT identity, its high quality standard and its extraordinary value-for-money,” says James Muir, President of SEAT, S.A. “The Toledo combines great design with amazing practicality and dynamic driving fun with excellent efficiency. This is how we envisage the perfect saloon. Our customers will say: ‘That is a great car at a great price!’”
The all-new Toledo will be launched initially in Spain and Portugal in mid-November and then in the UK in the first quarter of 2013. Next to Spain, other key markets for the Toledo are Germany, Mexico and Turkey.
Clear design with extra refinement
The aesthetics of the new Toledo are a consistent development of the new SEAT brand design presented in the IBE, IBX and IBL concept cars. And it proves that a five-door, compact hatchback can be exceptionally emotional, sporty and elegant.
The new SEAT Toledo has a powerful and solid stance, with clear and precisely defined surfaces, lines and edges. The broad, angular headlamps are a feature of the brand’s current design DNA. Together with the trapezoidal, extremely slender grille, the lower air intake and the horizontal rear light clusters, they bring added visual breadth to the car.
The designers injected an extra portion of refinement into the roofline; it runs in an elegant arc to the broad C-pillar, which rises smoothly from the rear side portion. The low lying rear windscreen gives the new SEAT the air of a coupé, without impacting in any way its versatility and functionality.
“The new Toledo is a timeless personality. It combines classically modern lines with understated sporting character and a high level of everyday practicality. It is the SEAT among saloon cars, with excellent design quality in every detail,” says Alejandro Mesonero-Romanos, Head of SEAT Design.
Great equipment as standard
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.