2004 Seat Toledo review and pictures

Posted on Tuesday, 6 March 2007 , 18:03:06 byAlina

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Seat Toledo

Not long ago, the new Toledo was revealed and, after Altea is the second model of the new generation of SEAT cars. It will be introduced next September at the International Automobile Salon in Paris and will be launched on the market before the end of the year. The Toledo features a large volume boot and it was created to be a family car. The safety degree is quite high, being equipped with ABS, TCS and ESP systems and also with an emergency braking assistant. For passive safety, the Toledo has six airbags and three-point seatbelts for all seats. The model is available with four different engines: two petrol ones and two diesels. The two most powerful engines - the 2.0-liter FSI and TDI have the same six-speed manual gearbox. The carmaker offered a lot of elements that make the Toledo special, like Bluetooth technology that allows the standardized wireless communication between two mobile devices and many others.

No sooner had the new Toledo been introduced as a prototype at the Madrid Motor Show, then it was made reality, redefining this way SEAT's classical saloon concept offering more flexibility, marking a change in the current trend among the cars of its type by responding to current requirements of potential customers in this class. The new Toledo is, after Altea, the second model of the new generation of SEAT cars. The new model conceived by SEAT within the Audi brand group, will be introduced next September at the International Automobile Salon in Paris and it will be launched on the market before the end of the year.

Retaining the essence of its predecessors by combining the notchback concept of the current model (launched 1998) with the rear hatch of the first Toledo (1991), the new Toledo still does not give up one of its most appealing features: a large volume boot. Due to its size and versatility, the second model of the "new SEAT" was designed to be the first family car: a large-volume saloon, where length is perfectly combined with interior space and a large capacity boot. The new Toledo also offers a high degree of safety. ABS, TCS and ESP systems are all included, along with an emergency braking assistant (EBA). In addition, assisted electromechanical steering and a chassis incorporating the well-known Agile Chassis combined with a multi-link rear axle, provide the model with excellent stability and very dynamic behavior.
As for passive safety, the Toledo is equipped with six airbags: driver and passenger airbags, and side and head airbags. It also includes three-point seatbelts for all seats, with pyrotechnic pre-tensioners at the front and the Isofix system for securing child seats integrated in the back seats.

With a length of 4.50 metres and a width of 1.77 metres, the new Toledo offers more interior space as compared to longer vehicles, thanks to its mono-volume design and its height of 1.57 metres. Furthermore, it boasts a two-level luggage compartment with a 500-litre capacity. The new Toledo stands has a very innovative and attractive design. Particularly the shape of the rear door, the large front grille and the expressive headlights, and, on the sides, the dynamic line, a design feature beginning in the curve of the front wheel arch and running smoothly along the doors until reaching the back wheel.
The new model is available with four different engines, two petrol - 150 bhp (110 kW) 2.0 FSI and 102 bhp (75 kW) 1.6 - and two Diesel - 140 bhp (103 kW) 2.0 TDI and 105 bhp (77 kW) 1.9.
The two most powerful engines - the two-litre FSI and TDI - are combined with a six-speed manual gearbox. In addition, the former is also available with automatic and sequential Tiptronic 6-speed gearbox. The 2.0 TDI is available with the new DSG 6-speed gearbox.

The Bluetooth technology is an outstanding innovation of the new SEAT Toledo that allows for the standardized wireless communication between two mobile devices. The advantage about this technology is that in order for a completely hands-free system to be provided, no physical connection is required between the mobile phone and the vehicle. This Bluetooth technology can be operated via multifunction buttons so that the driver can accept calls, disconnect after finishing and gain access to the most important feature of this technology - the voice recognition - directly from his wheel. The mentioned important feature allows the driver to verbally request the placement of a call to a number or a name, save numbers and names in the phone book, etc.

As for the audio system of the new Toledo, it is perfectly integrated in the central console of the dashboard and offers a top slot to insert standard or MP3 format CDs.
The new Toledo is exclusively produced in the SEAT factory at Martorell. For the manufacturing of it only edge technology is used, such as laser welding for body assembly, which, completely galvanized, provides 12-year anticorrosion guarantee. The production is also characterized by the use of high-resistance steel and by exigent supervision of each unit, subject to strict in-line quality controls.