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.