Seat’s new Toledo takes a bow

Right, pay attention now because potential buyers and people looking at leasing the new Seat Toledo should be aware of a number of things.

SEAT Toledo

SEAT's new Toledo

OK so it looks like a smart saloon but it’s actually a hatchback and it’s built on the new (slightly longer) VW Polo chassis.

Plus it’s a redressed version of the new Skoda Rapid announced last week.

I remember road testing the original Toledo for a car mag many years ago and was quite pleased with it though I questioned the build quality. It wasn’t a roaring success but the new model is expected to pitch in at £13,000 and is aimed at the Ford Focus segment.

Seat have added loads of extras to make potential buyers to take a closer look and it has some very good engines in the model line-up.

The firm says it produced more than 860,000 units of the first two Toledo ranges alone and hails the impressive sales as a success – rightly so but I don’t think they sold that many in the UK (it’s main markets are in Spain, Germany, Mexico and Turkey).

That may well change with this car which will have more space and spec against its competitors.

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.

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