Currently reading: Seat cuts diesel engines from Toledo range
The compact saloon is based on the previous-generation Ibiza, so its days are numbered
Jimi Beckwith
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2 mins read
13 August 2018

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

Read more: 

Seat drops remaining three-door models

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Seat Ibiza ST model axed

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BoilingPoint 15 August 2018

I love my Toledo 1.2TSi

I hope they don't axe it. It's a very under rated car. Smooth, comfortable, well built, economical. Available new for the price of a 2nd hand car. I own a 17 plate to of the range with a list price of over 18k. I bought a pre registered example with 12 miles on the clock for less than 13k....
erly5 14 August 2018

Saloon?

Since when has this Toledo been a saloon? It's a bad day when even motoring journos can't get it right.

WallMeerkat 14 August 2018

This is not a saloon, but a

This is not a saloon, but a fastback hatch, based on the Skoda Rapid.

It is a slow seller, it has been out for years and was never marketed properly. It seemed to be brought across to fill the gap for Spanish minicabbers.

Though truth be told I secretly always liked it. It had an honesty about it, but unlike most hatchbacks it didn't have that truncated-looking vertical rear that is trendy on modern hatchbacks, it was an old-school fastback.

Certainly prefer a saloon-like profile to any SUV/crossover.

Inside was like a tardis too, almost as big as the Octavia.

Only the DSG option was rare in the used market when I was looking.