The New SEAT Toledo

SEAT Toledo

The New SEAT Toledo

Published 22 July 2004 Melanie Carter

Just two months after it was seen as a prototype at the Madrid Motor Show, the new Toledo has become a reality. With the new Toledo SEAT has created a family car which offers more versatility, functionality and unprecedented space for a car in this class.

The third generation Toledo retains the essence of its predecessors, combining the notchback styling of the current model (launched in 1998) with the rear hatch of the first Toledo (1991), but without giving up one of the most appealing features for Toledo users: a large volume boot.

The new Toledo will have its public debut in September at the International Automobile Salon in Paris, and will be on sale in some European markets before the end of the year and in the UK early 2005.

The second of the new generation SEATs

The new Toledo is the second model in the new generation of SEAT cars that began with the Altea. Its size and versatility make it first and foremost a family car: an attractive, large volume car that perfectly utilises its length to create a spacious interior and a capacious boot. It is conceived, designed and built by SEAT and portrays the image and features that identify all new models from the Spanish brand.

The new Toledo stands out with its innovative and attractive design. Particularly distinctive are the shape of the rear hatch, the large front grille and the expressive headlights. The SEAT dynamic line, a design feature running from the front wheel arch, along the doors and descending to the rear wheel, is clearly visible along the sides.

At 4.50 metres long and 1.77 metres wide, the new Toledo offers more interior space than some longer vehicles thanks to its mono-volume design and its height of 1.57 metres. It also boasts a two-level luggage compartment with a 500 litre capacity.

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