Geneva 2012: SEAT

  • New Toledo concept is likely to make production
  • Should massively appeal to company car drivers
  • Is set to get a range of highly efficient engines

The main attraction at the SEAT stand was the Toledo concept car.

Also on show was the latest Ibiza model.

Parkers Pick – Toledo concept

  • What is it? A close-to-production concept showing off a new saloon-looking hatchback which will sit between the Ibiza and Leon in price.
  • Vital stats and facts: Likely to be the firm’s value play, the new Toledo will be loaded with equipment and is being pitched by the company as the budget buy in the line-up. Is likely to get a mix of engines already available across the VAG group including the 1.2-litre TSI and low-emitting 1.6-litre diesel engine. This may also make it appeal to company car drivers. It boasts a boot of more than 500 litres. For more information on the new SEAT Toledo, click here for sister title Car Magazine’s story.
  • Why would you buy it? It’s a left-field choice, and will no doubt drive well thanks to its Volkswagen Group underpinnings.
  • Why wouldn’t you? It’s a hotly-contested marketplace with some very capable competition already enjoying strong sales. Is the Toledo a good enough alternative?
  • Prices and launch date No word on prices yet, though the company claims it will be priced between Ibiza and Leon. It should hit dealerships in the UK in late 2012/early 2013.

What else is on the stand?

The latest Ibiza was also given a prime spot by the company. It will come in the current FR and Ecomotive guises. In fact, there isn’t a huge amount you’ll notice that’s different from the current version.

For more news from the Geneva Motor Show 2012, click here.