After making its public debut at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, Seat’s fourth generation of the Toledo will arrive in UK showrooms from December 1st and it will have a starting price of 12,495 pounds. This represents the “sister model” to Skoda’s new Rapid and is being advertised as offering more room inside the cabin in comparison with other cars from the compact segment. In the UK, the 2013 Toledo will be available with a choice of three gasoline engines and a diesel, along with three trim levels. The base model is powered by a 1.2-liter engine with 74 HP and comes exclusively in the E trim level that includes ABS, front/side/curtain airbags, MP3 CD player with four speakers, ISOFIX child seat mounts, ESC, 15-inch steel wheels and front electric windows.
As for the beefier 1.2-liter TSI engine, this will be available in two output variants: 84 HP and 103 HP. These two can be ordered in the S trim that adds split folding rear seats, trip computer, air conditioning, remote central locking, height adjustable driver’s seat, electric and heated mirrors, Bluetooth with voice control, along with body-colored handles and mirrors.
The SE trim level adds leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear lever, refrigerated glove box, rear electric windows, cruise control, 16-inch alloy wheels and front/rear armrests. The version with the 1.2 TSI 84 HP engine in this trim starts from 17,780 pounds. Moving on to the 1.4-liter TSI, this is available only with the SE trim and comes exclusively with a dual clutch 7-speed gearbox, all for 17,780 pounds.
Those who want the 1.6-liter TDI with 103 HP engine can get it in either S or SE trims and with/without the company’s Ecomotive fuel-saving tech that includes an energy recovery system and stop/start. Without the tech it costs 16,640 pounds, while with the Ecomotive package it has a price tag of 17,840 pounds.