seat toledo range to start at just ®12,495

 4 October 2012

SEAT Toledo range to start at just £12,495

/      SEAT confirms the entry price for the new Toledo range: £12,495

/      Staggeringly low entry point gives it unmatched space-per-pound

/      Full pricing and specification across the range now available

/      Insurance group ratings confirmed, with some versions as low as 8E

/      Order books open now for first deliveries December 1


Following the news that SEAT achieved record sales in September, the company can today also confirm that the entry price for the new Toledo range will be just £12,495.

That low entry price makes the new Toledo one of the best value models on sale today, and the most cost-effective car of its type, bar none.

With a cabin capable of seating four tall adults in comfort, a huge 550-litre boot, and stylish looks in line with the rest of the SEAT range, the Toledo is yet another extremely compelling reason to head to a SEAT dealership.

Despite its compact exterior dimensions and low price, both comparable to the supermini segment, the Toledo boasts a luggage capacity that even the majority of large family cars cannot match. And for added practicality, it’s accessed via a large hatchback opening.

This five-door layout takes the fourth generation Toledo back to the extremely successful formula of the original car. More than 22,000 of 1990’s Toledo Mk I were sold in the UK before the car ceased production in 1998; total Toledo sales in the UK across three generations have eclipsed 33,000 units.

The full price list for the new Toledo at launch is as follows:

“The combination of price and packaging that the Toledo offers is second to none,” said SEAT UK Product Manager Simon Bradley. “Very few cars, if any, offer the same combination of space, flexibility, affordability, value and style as the new Toledo.

“We’ve positioned the range so that it offers something for everyone, with the entry-level E model providing exceptional value in terms of the space on offer for the price, while the SE specification car is loaded with useful equipment. 

“Whatever version is chosen, every Toledo customer will enjoy outstandingly low running costs because of the car’s excellent fuel economy and low CO2 emissions across the range, as well as very reasonable insurance groupings, and BIK ratings as low as 14%. All-in-all, the Toledo is a car that makes sense whichever way you look at it,” he added.   

Ecomotive Technology

Both the 1.6 TDI 105 PS diesel and the 1.2 TSI 105 PS petrol versions feature Ecomotive Technology. This includes a Start/Stop engine system, which preserves fuel by cutting power when the car is at a standstill and in neutral, and an Energy Recovery system to capture brake energy otherwise lost as heat, storing it to help power the car’s electrical systems.

Together, these give quantifiable fuel savings: in the case of the Toledo with the 1.6 TDI 105 engine, they reduce Co2 emissions by 8g/km, while average economy improves by 6.4mpg.

Equipment highlights

Toledo E:

15-inch steel wheels; black door handles and wing mirrors; front electric windows; MP3 CD player with AUX-in; four speakers; Electronic Stability Control (ESC); driver and front passenger airbag; passenger airbag disconnect; front side and curtain airbags; front seatbelt reminders; ISOFIX points with Top Tether.

Toledo S adds:

Body coloured door handles and mirrors; electric heated door mirrors; rear windscreen wiper; air conditioning; Bluetooth with voice control; USB port; remote audio controls; six speakers; trip computer; split folding rear seats; height-adjustable driver’s seat; sun visor mirrors; space saver spare wheel; alarm and remote central locking.

Toledo SE adds:

16-inch alloy wheels; front fog lights with cornering; climate control; refrigerated glove box; cruise control; rear electric windows; leather steering wheel and gear knob; front and rear armrests; new hangers and fixing rings in boot; boot storage compartments; height-adjustable passenger seat.

Options include:

16- or 17-inch alloy wheels; rear parking sensors; SEAT Media System 2.2 including sat nav, colour touchscreen, DAB radio tuner and Bluetooth audio streaming; Hill Hold Control; Storage Pack including front/rear armrests, hangers, nets and boot fixing rings; Winter Pack including heated front seats, headlight washer system and heated front washer nozzles; Comfort Drive Pack including cruise control and front fog lights with cornering; dark tinted rear windows; detachable tow bar.


On sale now

The new Toledo is available to order now at all SEAT dealerships, with first deliveries expected from 1 December.


SEAT is the only company in its sector with the full-range capacity to design, develop, manufacture and market cars in Spain.  A member of the Volkswagen Group, the multinational has its headquarters in Martorell (Barcelona), exporting 80% of its vehicles to 75countries. In 2011 SEAT had a total number of more than 5 billion euros, with overall deliveries amounting to 350,000 units.

SEAT Group employs more than 14,000 professionals at its three production centers in Barcelona- Zona Franca, El Prat de Llobregat and Martorell, where it manufactures the highly successful Ibiza and Leon, amongst other models. Additionally, the company produces the Alhambra in Palmela (Portugal), the Mii in Bratislava (Slovakia) and the new Toledo in Mladá Boleslav (Czech Republic) at Volkswagen Group plants. 

The Spanish multinational also has a Technical Center, a “knowledge hub”, bringing together more than 900 engineers whose goal is to be the driving force behind innovation for the number one industrial investor in R&D in Spain. In line with its declared commitment to environment protection, SEAT undertakes and bases its core activity on sustainability, namely reduction of CO2 emissions, energy efficiency, as well as recycling and re-use of resources. 


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