The History of SEAT Toledo

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The History Of SEAT Toledo

The Toledo is an automobile built and by Spanish automaker SEAT, a of the Volkswagen Group (Volkswagen The Toledo name was first to the SEAT line-up in 1991, and the generation was introduced in late

The Toledo was the first SEAT entirely under VW leadership. The generation was a five-door liftback on the Volkswagen Golf Mk2 Volkswagen A2 platform chassis, with similar in shape and size to the Bora’s but with the advantage of a As saloon versions of small cars were rare in it was sometimes considered a large car due to its overall length and boot despite having smaller leg room, and pricing closer to family cars.

The Toledo initially featured engines compared to the Ibiza and System Porsche units, as a base 1.6L 75PS petrol engine and a GT version the 2.0L 115PS (85kW) Later the Toledo would see the of more powerful versions, a 150PS (110kW) 2.0 GTI 16V and 110PS 1.9 TDI which, like many built since 1996 by the Group, it is advertised as capable of on both mineral diesel and

This version of the Toledo is by Chinese car manufacturer Chery and under the names Chery Cowin, Windcloud and Flagcloud. acquired the chassis of the 1993 from a Mexican dealership authorization from SEAT. Cowin ,which is based on Toledo, already has an authorization to it in Europe along with and South America.

Engine choices

The second was introduced in 1998. It was more than the previously boxy It had a much more fluid although both were of Giorgetto Giugiaro’s Italdesign

It shared components with its Škoda and Volkswagen brothers Octavia and the Bora) yet is supposedly the out of the three, and sport details been added, such as translucent headlights not often in cars at that time, and a rounded dashboard with dials.

It was built on the Volkswagen Mk4 platform, which meant springs to support the load of the 500 litre boot. The early were built at the Audi/VW in Belgium with much build quality, although the was still presented as an economic to the lower level of the D segment, and in the basic price a high of equipment.

One of the features most associated the Spanish model, the tailgate was in favour of a more traditional boot opening. The following the Toledo would be used as the for a proper hatchback, the SEAT

Base model was now a crossflow 100PS (74kW) petrol followed by a 1.8-litre 20-valve (98kW) unit, while the top of the was represented by the 2.3-litre 150PS V5 engine. Diesel versions the 1.9 TDI engine, with a variable turbocharger, offered initially power outputs of 90PS or 110PS (81kW). In 2001, the V5 was uprated with a 20v head power to 170PS (167.7hp/125kW).

Later in the series, the 1.8-litre Toledo received a turbocharger, of delivering 180PS (132kW), and a evolution of the VW TDI engine, produced of 130PS (96kW) and 150PS These three versions all a six-speed manual transmission. The 130 PS TDI featured white dials of the standard black dials on the 110 150 PS TDI

The third generation was introduced in and it is completely different from the two. Abandoning the traditional saloon format, the Toledo Mk3 has a controversial design, penned by de’Silva. It is now closer to a compact MPV the Altea’s front section, a roof, and a rearend inspired in the Vel Satis, paying homage to the Toledo’s hatchback/sedan rear.

All pretense of a sporty identity was out, in favour of a more and alternative image. A large DIN boot is its most interesting Under the bodywork, the SEAT uses the same underpinnings as the Golf Mk5.

All engines are to other Volkswagen Group with petrol engines from 102 to 150PS (75 to 110kW) and engines from 105 to 140PS (77 to

Updates include the arrival of a (125kW) TDI engine in 2006, as as a Tiptronic gearbox in the 2.0 FSI model. A turbocharged version of this became available in mid 2007.

Engine choices

The engines are the same as for many other in the Volkswagen Group.

only for export markets

with particulate filter

In many markets, the third-generation Toledo has not a strong seller, its chances of hardly helped by its unusual SEAT will release in an Audi A4 Mk3-based large car, with saloon and bodystyles. However, the carmaker in June 2008 that it be named Exeo instead of as previously rumoured.The Exeo not be a replacement for the Toledo according to the

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