Sketches reveal the shape of Spanish Mondeo rival, due 2009
30 May 2007

These teaser sketches are our first glimpse of Seat's new Mondeo rival, due to go on sale in 2009.The new car, which will be called the Bolero, will be available as both a saloon and estate, and replaces the slow-selling Toledo hatch.While previous Toledos were saloons or estates, the current model uses a mix of hatchback and saloon design conventions. It hasn't sold well, not least because of its awkward rear styling, especially next to the cheaper and better-looking Altea. The recent arrival of the Altea XL also pretty much eliminated the Toledo's reason for being.The Bolero will be built at Seat's Martorell factory near Barcelona. It will be based on the Volkswagen Passat platform, and as with the rest of Seat's current line-up will use VW Group engines and components.

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