SEAT to demonstrate next phase of production offensive with Toledo showing
The next generation of the SEAT Toledo is an exceptional combination of emotion, outstanding design quality and rational usability, as is immediately apparent from the Geneva study. Its design language is a further development of the now characteristic SEAT design – with a powerful and solid stance, clear and precisely-executed surfaces and lines, and with the new headlamp form that is a signature feature of SEAT’s new design DNA.
But its striking design does not compromise convenience. Although presenting a saloon-like silhouette, the Toledo Concept in fact offers the spaciousness and usability of a five-door hatchback, within compact dimensions. The Geneva study delivers a very distinct view of the future – the series-production version on which it is based will begin to reach dealers in Spain later 012.
At previous European motorshows, SEAT has presented its new style language with the highly acclaimed IBE, IBX and IBL concept cars. The Toledo Concept at the 2012 Geneva Salon illustrates that design language’s ongoing journey to a series-production vehicle. Not only will the new Toledo be exceptionally attractive, but it will also be exceptionally good value for money.
Measuring 4.48 metres in length, the new Toledo will offer a generously proportioned interior for five people, a luggage compartment of more than 500 litres and the convenience of a large rear hatch and folding rear bench. Thus, the future Toledo manages to reconcile perfectly the apparently incompatible – combining an almost coupé-like profile with the comparable functionality of an estate car.
James Muir, president of SEAT, S.A. said: ‘The SEAT Toledo Concept illustrates our idea of the perfect mid-range car. It is an excellent combination of emotional design, top-level usability and dynamic driving characteristics.
‘The subsequent production model, our new Toledo, will write a whole new success story with its clear SEAT identity, its excellent quality standard and exceptional value-for-money.
‘Following the Mii family and the new Ibiza, the new Toledo marks the next wave in our model offensive and growth strategy.’