The compact saloon is based on the previous-generation Ibiza, so its days are numbered

The Seat Toledo is now a petrol-only car, following Seat's decision to ditch diesel versions of the model. 

The 1.4-litre and 1.6-litre diesel units, with 89bhp and 114bhp respectively, have both been cut from the range, leaving only the 108bhp three-cylinder 1.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine. This is offered with a manual or dual-clutch automatic gearbox.

Diesels made up only a small portion of Toledo sales, which are considerably less than the Ibiza’s, explaining why the compact saloon is to be offered as a petrol-only model ahead of a likely discontinuation in the coming months.

Across the year so far, Seat has sold 705 Toledos, and only 139 of these were diesels - less than 20%. The decision to swing the axe upon the diesel variant was made centrally. 

The Toledo has been in production since 2011 - three years after the Ibiza upon which it is based was introduced. 

It’s Seat’s only remaining saloon following the Exeo’s axing in 2013, and given the model’s age and the introduction of the new Ibiza last year, it will be discontinued or replaced soon. 

It’s not yet known if the next Toledo will be offered in the UK, given that B-segment saloon cars are far more popular on the continent, while UK buyers prefer hatchbacks. No other manufacturer currently offers a car in the B-segment saloon market in the UK.

Slower-selling models are under threat at Seat; the brand recently confirmed that it had culled all remaining three-door cars from its line-up, these being the Leon SC and three-door Mii

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13 August 2018
Axe the car altogether?

13 August 2018

This is a hatch. A fastback hatch but that is not a saloon.

And as far as I know the petrol was not offered as a DSG.

Do you journos know anything about cars?

13 August 2018

Lol- just seen that they do now offer it with a DSG. The auto used to be diesel only. Not that it matters anyway as sales will be miniscule...

FMS

14 August 2018
JonnyBexley wrote:

Lol- just seen that they do now offer it with a DSG. The auto used to be diesel only. Not that it matters anyway as sales will be miniscule...

 

Was that an apology to those who you wronged, because you did not check the facts, before typing that misinformation?. Nope. Then you fail miserably to retrieve things, but trying to rationalise your way out...not nice. Be a man and say sorry to the journos.

13 August 2018

... will not be replaced. It didn't even sell well in Spain.

Also, the next Skoda Rapid ( the OG car to the Toledos rebadge ) will only be available as a " normal " 5 door hatch, the notchback version will be discontinued.

 

 

13 August 2018

Agree with some of the comments above, just axe the car completey from the UK at least (along with the Skoda Rapid). What both these cars have shown is that lots of buyers are prepared to pay the extra for either the Leon or Octavia rather than go for the cheaper, but nowhere near as good, alternative. And while Seat or Skoda aren't premium brands, the Octavia and Leon are certainly more desirable and have more kudos than the Toledo and Rapid which is probably another reason for their poor sales.

13 August 2018

Bad news for our local mini-cab firm, which uses mainly diesel Rapids and Toledos (together with a few first generation Superbs, the latter now with interstellar mileages).  They are adequately roomy and comfortable and have huge boots (for the size of car).  Perfectly fit for purpose.

13 August 2018
If I ordered a cab and a Rapid turned up at my front door, I'd tell 'em to take it back and get me a proper car. One with decent legroom, big comfy seats and a soft ride. I'm not paying £1.50/mile to shoehorn myself into a little hatchback.

13 August 2018
Rollocks wrote:

I'm not paying £1.50/mile to shoehorn myself into a little hatchback.

defo not a little hatchback hun 


"Work hard and be nice to people"

14 August 2018
Rollocks wrote:

If I ordered a cab and a Rapid turned up at my front door, I'd tell 'em to take it back and get me a proper car. One with decent legroom, big comfy seats and a soft ride. I'm not paying £1.50/mile to shoehorn myself into a little hatchback.

Have you ever even been in one?

They're like tardises, easily as big as the Octavia used to be - given that the current model effectively moved up at least half a size in segment.

What do you drive youself? I've been in a few 'crossovers' that have poor leg room and poor ride, and little to no luggage room.

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