The new Seat Toledo has been unveiled and is sticking to the recipe for success that proved so popular for its predecessors.
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.
“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.
With a length of 4.48 metres, the new Toledo is four centimetres longer than its predecessor from 2004.
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 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 – which produces 77 kW (105 PS) from a displacement of 1.6 litres – also offers a best-in-class CO2 figure of 104 g/km. During 2013, SEAT will expand the Toledo diesel line-up with a 66 kW (90 PS) TDI variant.
The standard safety package for all Seat Toledo does include 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.
Full UK pricing, specification, engine and model line-up details for the new Toledo will be revealed closer to its on-sale date early in 2013.