A concept version of the Seat Toledo was shown off at the Geneva Motor Show earllier this year, but it was clear that the concept was code for "almost identical to production." Four images of what appears to be the final version of the Toledo have dripped onto the Internet, and sure enough, the only exterior difference we can spot is that the mirrors now have body-colored uppers.

As a reminder, although it looks like a three-box sedan, it is still a five-door hatchback with a 17.6 cubic-foot boot capacity (slightly less than a Ford Mondeo) and slotted between the C- and D-segments in size. Engines are expected to be those also going in the Škoda MissionL concept, which will be the Škoda Rapid in production form and is the Toledo's sister car in the Volkswagen Group herd.

Price will be the Toledo's strong point, with Geneva-era rumors of a base price at €13,000 to €14,000 (around $16,300-$17,600 USD). In keeping with such frugality, engines are predicted to be of small-displacement and lowly horsepower in both petrol and diesel forms. After it debuts at the Paris Motor Show, along with the new Seat Ibiza and the Rapid, the Toledo should be in dealerships shortly thereafter.


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      CJ
      • 2 Years Ago
      I know people don't like more conservative designs like this, but I do find it oddly refreshing... I get tired of the swoops and swooshes and enjoyed seeing some clean, ironed lines on a car once in a while.
      rocketmoose
      • 2 Years Ago
      It's a good looking car. Sombre, but good looking.
        Kwijiboz
        • 2 Years Ago
        @rocketmoose
        i sort-of agree, however I would expect more flair from a Seat. These plain (ok, "understated") designs should be left to the VW and Skoda badged versions.
      zzzzzz
      • 2 Years Ago
      I thought that Seat was positioned to be the budget sporty brand geared toward younger drivers. Seems like they're getting away from the daring styling, though.
      vc-10
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looks rather good, in a simple, understated way. It'll work better as the Rapid though. And as a wagon!
      • 2 Years Ago
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        k_m94
        • 2 Years Ago
        Some of the best classic designs have been little more than "plain" multi-boxes on wheels, with the same circle headlights and rectangle taillights as everyone else. Even the achingly beautiful Italian works. Why carmakers continuously try to make their cars more and more complicated looking is a bit of a mystery, and while part of that is the wind tunnel overlord, a lot of it is just designers trying too hard to transplant a once exciting design theme over everything it owns. I also hate fluidic scupturing. Cars aren't fluid, they are solid. Making a solid car fluid looking is like trying to melt it while distorting it with grubby hands and a wind tunnel. I'm looking at you, Hyundai and Mazda (though they aren't as melty looking as Hyundai).
          Kwijiboz
          • 2 Years Ago
          @k_m94
          Funny you should mention Mazda and Hyundai. Mazda's obsession with bulbous circular wheel arches is laughable, and some Hyundais (particularly the i45, not sure if it's badged that in the US) look like they just didn't know when to say to the designers "STOP! ENOUGH! IT'S FINISHED!".
      MAX
      • 2 Years Ago
      VW makes cars you want to buy vs JapanInc's homely appliances. This looks better than the new baby Acura.
      anonymous guy
      • 2 Years Ago
      First thing I thought when I saw the picture: VW Jetta.
      Kevin Baker
      • 2 Years Ago
      First thing I thought when I saw the picture: Kia Forte.
        FIDTRO
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Kevin Baker
        First thing I thought when I saw the Kia Forte: Honda Civic.
      Moe Khan
      • 2 Years Ago
      VW is pulling a 80s/90s Ford/Chevy with their badge engineering. All of their cars are starting to look identical.
      alan
      • 2 Years Ago
      Remember when VW had pretensions of turning Seat into an Alfa Romeo competitor?
        timber
        • 2 Years Ago
        @alan
        That was around the time they thought VW itselft would challenge Mercedes-Benz :) And Skoda would compare to Volvo. Well at least Audi vs BMW is more or less well oriented.
      brgtlm
      • 2 Years Ago
      I thought hmm Kia Forte too.
      Kgonros
      • 2 Years Ago
      My old Volvo 360 doesn´t look any plainlier. Hope this is safer tough
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