SEAT has added a new performance model to its Toledo range – the aptly named Toledo Sport.
The same 1.8 litre 180 PS 20V turbo-charged engine and 6-speed gearbox which make such a popular pairing in the Leon Cupra, now bring a new, more dynamic driving experience to the Toledo, and it is equipped with the active safety features to match, ABS (anti-lock braking), EDS (electronic differential system), TCS (traction control), ESP (electronic stability programme) and EBA (emergency brake assistance) are all standard.
In keeping with the Toledo’s family saloon car status, from the outside only subtle styling changes betray the Sport as a performance vehicle, but the larger 7x16" special alloy wheels and fully body-coloured bumper give the game away. On the inside, special black Diagonal upholstery on the sports seats completes the energetic feel of the car without disguising its obvious comfort features such as climate control, electric windows and radio/CD. Passive safety is not compromised either with twin front and side airbags (passenger airbags are deactivatable), three 3-point rear seatbelts and ISOFIX child seat mountings all as standard.
The new Toledo Sport is priced at £14995* on the road and is covered by a 3-year/60,000 mile mechanical warranty, a 12-year anti-perforation body warranty and a 5-year roadside assistance package through SEAT Assistance.Published 21 April 2003