• Seat Toledo Prototipo

The SEAT Toledo is a small family car produced by the Spanish manufacturer SEAT since 1991 until 2009, and from 2012 onwards. Its name comes from the city of Toledo, located in the center of Spain in the Castilla-La Mancha (Spain). The Toledo spans four generations, the first two designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro, the third by Walter de Silva and the latter by Alejandro Innkeeper-Romans. All share and mechanical with other structural models of the Volkswagen Group.

It was unveiled at the Barcelona Motor Show 1991, and was the first car SEAT developed entirely under the influence of Volkswagen, which had acquired the Spanish brand in 1986 – debuting a new segment within the Spanish market: vehicles with saloon appearance but endowed with a practical tailgate.

The Toledo is the average sedan SEAT with transverse front engine and front wheel drive. Some of the opponents of the current version will be, apart from its sister the Skoda Rapid (European), the Peugeot 301, Fiat Linea and Chevrolet Cruze and the Renault Fluence, Ford Focus sedan, Skoda Octavia and Volkswagen Jetta in Part upper segment.


The first generation Toledo (1L) became commercially available in October 1991. Production model began in the old factory in the free zone of Barcelona until 1993 when the Martorell plant, opens the Toledo begins to move there to manufacture. It was the first SEAT model to be developed in cooperation with the Volkswagen Group (called S3 Project). It was a very neat project, many designs were made since they wanted SEAT equip a large saloon with a big leap in quality and an attractive and functional design. At first it was going to develop under the platform of the Volkswagen Passat but was discarded by production costs. At the end was developed under the "A2" (PQ32) platform of the second generation of the Volkswagen Golf, but giving it a liftback five-door body with a large rear hatch that gave access to a large trunk of 550 L capacity until 1360 L with the seats folded, unlike the latter, which existed with body hatchback three and five-door hatchback coupe (Volkswagen Corrado) and four-door sedan (Volkswagen Jetta). The Toledo first generation was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro and emerged prototypes "Proto T" and "Proto TL" 1989 and 1990, and in turn the Toledo prototype "Concept T" came in 2 versions, coupe and cabrio, of 1992/1993 that had been developed in Italdesign. Was deliberately positioned straddling the C-segment platform-and D-for technical solutions and "packaging" -. Some of their rivals were the Fiat Tempra in the C segment and the basic versions of the Ford Sierra, the Opel Vectra and Renault 21 with racing equipment advantage.

Initial engines were:



The 1.9 TDI engines and 2.0i16v before the arrival of the restyling in 1995 had sprat (front bumper lip) with air outlets

The monitoring was only 1.6i 100cv restyling and unlike others that had a sprat in the lower front bumper different.

SEAT presented the car under the slogan "For a demanding world" in its first phase has 4 finishes CL, GL, GLX and GT; then came the Sport version (1992-1993); any of the extras that were initially options (OP) later be included as standard. One of the most interesting option at the time was the winter in cold countries came standard, included Package: seats, mirrors, headlight washers and heated ejectors; the latter were a novelty and coming with some tapas hidden below the headlights. In audio available as an optional CD changer on the right side of the trunk. And in the last quarter of 1994, the GT-16v was replaced by the 2.0-16v and suffer few changes before the arrival of restyling: Outdoor are added heel to the entire range, mirrors hardly notice the difference but arm is a tad steeper and go from being hinged to be foldable and thus can be be in the closed position and the mirror driver is added a centerline that is dimming, rear combination lamps become the white back up (CL, Gly SPORT) with intermittent Pink (GLX, GT and 2.0 i-16v) plus headlights lose the Toledo inscriptions and finish, and logos are metal and are now below the headlights. Inside the changes are new seats with new upholstery and interior panels, handles controls (lights/clean) and other details, also includes optional front air bag only (driver and crew member).

The year 1992 was key to the model, named Car of the Year and No. 1 in sales in its segment, the same year on February 24 would lead to Toledo 100,000 th production, this unit was finished GLX burgundy had sunroof and rode the 1.9 TD engine of 75hp. It was also the official car of the Barcelona Olympic Games and produced several versions for games:

In September/October 1995, Toledo receives a restyling in the range of engines was modified externally few minor aesthetic changes and improvements, such as more rounded bumpers, new headlights and new grille, inside inherit the latter is performed interior design before undergoing facelift with new upholstery but among other things the immobilizer and courtesy lights with timer and off gradually, double airbag (Wheel and passenger) and new safety belt pretensioners, and the third brake light.

In the equipment you are missing the cruise control (cruise control) and komfortblinker (put flashing with a twist) and an extra that was including all VAG group even Ibiza/Cordoba, but if left ready to install it on the TDI models, just change the handle it was the same but with the button to activate this function and the function with the VAG.COM and this extra was achieved.

The September 26, 1995 10,000,000 SEAT born who happens to be a unit of the Toledo Marina finished model, and body color garnet.

The first generation SEAT Toledo, was not produced at the end of year 1998 but was selling year to March 1999 along with the second generation that was out a few months before the end of 1998.

With finishes reestilización become the following: SE, SXE, Sport, 2.0-16v and Marina.

And last year, 1997, he made a few slight alterations, finishes become the following: Magnus, Sport and 2.0-16v.

The Toledo also successful in competition mainly with 2 models, the first to arrive would be presented in 1992 one of the major projects of SEAT to the competition on "Toledo Marathon", which 2 units were built, had a 2100cc engine, Audi Quattro Coupé inherited from Raid, 5-cylinder with 330hp, the vehicle was fully modified for driving on the desert. His debut came in Portugal 1993 low, but where it really stressed It was in the year 1994 with a very good last season. A few years later in 1997 one of the units was sold to pilot Santinho Mendes which continued to compete with until 2001, this unit each season is changing decorated with other colors and advertisements, plus the engine was replaced with a PRV 3500cc. The other unit currently rests in the ship SEAT A-122 completely renovated which is used for events and exhibitions.

SEAT Toledo Marathon in an exhibition

And in 1993 the second draft would SEAT Toledo for the racing world with the "Toledo Class 2" Super Touring, GT 16v powered version to 195hp, which competed in the 1993 and 1994 seasons in the (Championnat de France of superturisme), participated in the 1994 CET (Spain Championship Cars) which from the 1995 season, the SEAT Toledo would be prepared by Meycom where they replaced the engine with a 282hp, to last season and with the restyling in 1996. Also in 1997 there was a Toledo 2.0i-16v racing, is amended to 230hp, the body was painted in green and red same colors as the Ibiza F2, and it was ready to style F2 world rally champion for the BTCC (British Touring Car Championship) and SEAT Cupra Sport Competition held in UK.

Subsequently, the production line was acquired by the Chinese company Chery, which begins to assemble with little modification, first using Mitsubishi Motors engines sourced and then themselves. The model has evolved with some modifications and small restylings, has had different names depending on the country where it was sold, including "Amulet" in Russia, "Qiyun" in China, "Long" in Egypt and "Cowin" and "Flagcloud "Sites. The first version was known as "A11" then suffered a minor restyling and is known as "A168" and then in the final restyling renamed "A15". Each country has some differences as pilots, front grille and all, but still the same car. The first generation of the SEAT Toledo was discontinued in 1998, and in 1999 began to be manufactured by Chery recently sold the rights to the Cowin 1 to TagAZ version that makes him the name Vortex Corda, and now in 2012 Chery Cowin 2 returns known as "E2", the latter is the most wins modifications to give it a modern twist.


The second generation Toledo (1M) was presented at the Paris Motor Show in 1998 to launch the Spanish market reached before the end of the year in late 1998. The design of this new model is called S5 and uses "A4" (PQ34) of the fourth generation Golf and Jetta, and the first generation of the Audi A3 and Škoda Octavia. platform This new Toledo had to be better than the predecessor, bigger, better quality, more equipped and had to upgrade. According to the S5 project would have 3 variants: sedan with 600-liter boot and tailgate, several version (station wagon) and 3-door coupe version, which were then discarded. The designer would be the same as the previous generation Giorgetto Giugiaro, so the design would be based on the previous generation but giving a great modern touch more refined and more rounded shape resembling the prototype SEAT Proto T and TL I including you the new features of the brand that had been presented with the prototype SEAT Bolero.

The Toledo 1M began manufacturing in Belgium (on the ground that the group is in Brussels) while the Martorell plant was preparing to fit the model. At the end there were some changes and body model became four-door sedan with a slightly smaller trunk than its predecessor 500 expandable to 830 liters with the seats folded, but with better equipment liters and a big leap in quality. From this model, a hatchback variant was created five-door (S5 short project) called SEAT Leon, who was on the Golf segment. SEAT carried out similar to that of Fiat, which used the Bravo, Brava and Marea names to distinguish the different bodies of the same model strategy. All engines were sold in Toledo had a transverse front layout, front wheel drive, electronic fuel injection, ventilated front discs and had 4 airbags as standard are steering wheel, passenger and front side except the basic versions that initially brought only dual airbag (airbag in a single cab versions ), leaving the sides as optional which would later also standard.

In 2003 suffers some small changes are the most noticeable exterior mirrors teardrops that were including the entire SEAT range, new tires and sport in the finished part of the basement of both bumpers painted in body color.

1.4 16V 75cv; 1.6 16V 105cv; 1.8 20V 125cv; 2.3 V5 10V 150cv; 2.3 V5 20V 170cv 180cv y 1.8 20VT 6 velocidades. En los motores de gasolina 2.3 litros con el Cinco cilindros online V y 2 válvulas in cilindro con 150 CV is the sustituyó culata in una de 4 válvulas in cilindro para entregar 170 CV, Gracia’s disminuyó esto el consumo y las aumentaron prestaciones.

SDI 1.9 64cv; 1.9 TDI 90cv and 110cv 5-speed; 1.9 TDI 130cv and 150CV 6-speed.

The turbo diesel 1.9 liter TDI engines were completely modified maintaining the same powers in versions 90 and 110hp with a fuel injection system for a rotary pump which new engines of 130 and 150hp of maximum power added by a system of injector and variable geometry Garrett turbo. All diesel engines were mounted in the Toledo II were 4 cylinders.

SEAT presented the car under the slogan "Born to seduce" and finishes were 4 Stella, Star, Sport and Executive. (In some optional equipment may be standard also depends on engine)

It was the basic/medium finish range, equipment includes: Wheels 15 "hubcaps, moldings bumpers and doors in black, mirrors and door handles in body color, antenna theft, power steering, adjustable steering wheel height and depth, Height adjustable front seats, front armrest and optional rear headrests 5 seater, air conditioning, central locking with automatic overcome 30km/h close electrically adjustable headlights, front electric windows, FR/AM radio with CD player and 4 speakers, disc brakes on all 4 wheels, anti-theft alarm with immobilizer.

It was the highest finish of range. adds to the equipment, alloy wheels 16 ", fog lights, trip computer, front and rear electric windows, sunroof, electric and heated mirrors, ABS, Toledo TDI with 150hp is standard Signa finished two seats for children who are placed to be easily integrated into the sidewalk.

Was finishing the sports range with better equipment than before, adds to the equipment: intelligent climate control, electric folding and heated mirrors electronically, FR/AM radio with cassette player with 6 CD changer and 8 speakers, rear spoiler optional kit Optional heel seats mixed leather/alcantara options, rear window curtain, EDS (for V5 engine).

Is top-end finish with a luxurious equipment, it adds to the equipment: height adjustable front seats with upholstered memory electronically or beige black leather, optional GPS.

With the second generation version still taxi. Not having the tailgate did not have enough thrust like he had the first, as a good use for this space for passengers and luggage is needed, and it was sold by the good quality that had the vehicle.

None of them got traded.

With the second generation Toledo was even more successful in the world of racing. Participated with exclusive models for each category with the "Toledo Cupra competition" in the ETCC with 2000cc engine and 260hp while for the WTCC engine was a 2000cc with 270cv, also with a variant for the BTCC, and the GT Championship of Spain of the "Toledo GT silhouette" which had a 3000cc engine and 460cv.


The third generation Toledo (5P) is based on a new fad that started with the Renault Vel Satis and other brands like Fiat Croma and the Opel Signum Opel to give their saloon a touch minivan that was not very successful. This new concept was applied to the Toledo is a combination between a sedan and a five-seater MPV based on the SEAT Altea, both designed by Walter de Silva on the "A5" (PQ35) platform of the fifth-generation Golf, the second generation of the A3 and Octavia, and Volkswagen Golf Plus MPV and Volkswagen Touran. At first I was going to have dual boot opening to make it more innovative, but then this idea goes to his cousin the Skoda Superb, since the design of the gate was difficult to include this new system, so no more will endow a rear gate of 500 liters expandable to 1440 liters with the seats folded.

Was presented as a prototype at the Motor Show in Madrid in 2004 and then the production model was unveiled at the Paris Motor Show 2004. Unlike other similar minivans, like the Renault Scenic and the Citroen C4 Picasso, the two body variants are marketed as completely different models, instead of bringing "surnames" ("Grand Scénic" and "Grand C4 Picasso" respectively). However, the Altea is also offered with an elongated variant more traditional format, which before its release rumor that was going to be the station wagon version of Toledo, in this case called "Altea XL" was run.

The differences with the Altea are reduced to the back. His tail has invested pillars and a rear window split into three. The change in appearance was so radical about his previous Toledo public acceptance was low. Its production was stopped in September 2009, while the Altea and Altea XL will continue to manufacture even received a small restyling.

The equipment includes traction control and stability, anti-lock brakes and brake assist emergency. It incorporates six airbags, seat belts with pre-tensioners and ISOFIX options boxes and manual 5 or 6 speed Tiptronic automatic or sequential. Scored 5 stars in adult occupant protection test crash of EuroNCAP in.

The engine range is the same as that of prime models, all four-cylinder.

SEAT presented the car under the slogan "Outstanding from start to finish", the model features 4 finishes are: Reference, Sport, and Sport Stylance UP

The finish of access to the range and features a comprehensive range of equipment. Other elements have ABS and TCS (switchable), driver and passenger airbags, front side airbags and curtain airbags, 16-inch wheels with 205/55 tires, tire pressure control, Isofix anchoring points, front power functions’ one touch ‘anti-trap windows, electric door mirrors, heated and body color; central locking with remote control and folding key with three buttons (a third button it has to open a gate), air conditioning, CD radio with six speakers, driver’s seat adjustable for height, backrest folding rear seat (third -2/3) and on-board computer (only with the 2.0 TDI), and so on.

This finish offers the same standard equipment as the Reference adding character and sportier appearance: morons firmer suspension, sport seats, special finish interior, leather steering wheel with controls for audio control, leather gearknob, alloy wheels 16-inch five-spoke, on-board computer and two additional speakers.

About the Reference, these versions add volumetric alarm, ESP, alloy wheels 16-inch seven-spoke with 205/55 tires, fog lights, dual zone climate control, rear electric windows, electric door mirrors with parking position, leather steering wheel with knobs to control audio equipment, knob shifter leather, cruise control, trip computer, function ‘Coming Home’ and two speakers Further, inter alia, as optional as the CD that came in the front center apollabrazos.

Regarding equipment Stylance, this finish alloy wheels mounted 17-inch five-spoke, 225/45 tires, sport suspension, sport seats and specific interior finish.

Special Editions

In the third generation boot space and unfolded well in this sector although the design did not like much, but many units were sold along with the Altea XL.

The Toledo III was first shown as a prototype at the Madrid Motor Show 2004. The body was painted gray and copper bicolor, and incorporated the 2.0 petrol engine 150hp, with a sticker that reminded versions Cupra/FR SEAT, a glass roof and an interior with leather seats orange and a multimedia entertainment system with two screens in the headrests.

In June 2008, SEAT announced that its new tourism segment D, which uses the platform of the third generation Audi A4, SEAT Exeo be called and therefore ruling out the possibility that SEAT Bolero or be called off the fourth Toledo generation.

Production of the SEAT Toledo III ended in 2009. no substitute for the time although it was in development of the next generation to arrive in October 2012.


After an absence of three years, SEAT gets the name Toledo for a new family saloon economic court, this new generation model, the Toledo IV (model NH code) was presented by SEAT in the Motor Show Geneva 2012, as "advance production model" under the name Toledo Concept.

Its development was carried out jointly by Škoda in the Frankfurt Motor Show 2011 was presented the Skoda Mission L Concept the source of its production model Škoda Rapid (European) new twin Toledo. The two begin to made in 2012 at the factory in Mladá Boleslav Škoda, premiered the new platform (A05 +) Volkswagen, enhanced and redesigned version of the A05 platform used Volkswagen Polo V version, Audi and SEAT Ibiza IV A1 with modified measures (elongated and enlarged) and the train running back who sat on the SEAT León II and the VW Golf VI. In short it is a new platform for creating C-segment sedans from the group to a affordable price, and with a significant production savings due to the economic crisis generated in Europe, meanwhile Volkswagen model but also fail suprimiéndole tailgate to get into the Chinese market 2 models the Volkswagen Santana II (China) y Volkswagen Jetta (China) 2013.

The appearance design of the SEAT model is provided by Alejandro Innkeeper-Romans, the side of the vehicle recalls something VW Jetta VI, were used in the project reference planes of the previous projects of the first 2 generations of Toledo and first Škoda Octavia being a joint development within the group. This new generation of Toledo becomes somehow recreate the style of the first Toledo, a traditional three-volume saloon five doors (liftback), with nearly fifteen feet long, the model has grown in measures except width is 1710 mm, very similar to the first 2 generations, this is due to the new platform already mentioned, this time instead of position between the C and D segments, becomes only a saloon C-segment and the economy with high value, not pressed about his older brother who already holds the SEAT Exeo the D segment, but although the Toledo is apparently smaller than the Exeo, the interior is much wider as the huge trunk with which always characterized the Toledo is also this time the tray can be folded behind the seats and under the carpet there is a small gap comprehensive tools and spare wheel the same as the standard.

Most offer options including Toledo equipped shutdown system ‘Start/Stop’ with monozona climate control, foglights ‘cornering’, hill start assistant, tire pressure sensors and rear parking 17-inch wheels (optional) heated seats, ESP stability control, steering wheel and leather shifter, multimedia System 2.2 system (GPS), Bluetooth, USB and auxiliary input jack, in addition to winter packages and storage.

Toledo new 2014 range comes with the following changes in the Frankfurt Motor Show 2013 is incorporated outside the new logo and brand new tires, inside adds a molding available in 3 colors covering the entire dashboard as I had the concept, steering wheel with new logo, you will already incorporate the 4 windows on the driver’s door and some other details.

Marketing vehicle is scheduled for mid-October 2012 in top 3 finishes: Emotion, Reference and Style.

It is the most economical finish. Includes inter alia: 6 airbags, ABS, ESC (stability control), disconnect passenger airbag, Isofix, Radio CD with MP3 + Aux-in, WIV variable maintenance system, sport suspension, central locking, folding rear seat interior with black dashboard.

It is halfway finished. Added between the main envelope: multifunction steering wheel, Radio CD, board computer, air conditioning, electric front windows, driver’s seat adjustable for height, centralized remote control, mirrors and door handles in body color, close vents chrome, folding rear seat (60/40), illuminated glovebox.

It is the highest, most equipped finishing and. Suma also climate control, rear electric windows, electric and heated exterior mirrors, cruise control, USB connection, alloy wheels 16 or 17 inches with 215/45 tires, passenger seat height adjuster, front armrest and rear access to boot, refrigerated glovebox, cargo net and hooks in the luggage compartment and storage compartment on the side of the trunk, interior with black/beige black/gray and optional mixed dashboard.


Presented at the Geneva Motor Show 2014, under Style finish this new version I-Tech, was put on sale by the summer of 2014, in the equipment that characterize this new version is introduced, obscured externally mounted wheels 16 " and I-Itech logo on the door pillars, I mean system incorporates 2.2 navigation system, black leather upholstery mixed Alcantara and gray, unlike the Style dashboard is black with inserts brushed aluminum on the dashboard, rear parking sensors, technical package (automatic headlights, coming home, rain sensor and automatic dimming rearview interior).

With the fourth generation SEAT returns to its sedan segment for the cab and looks like it could be a success, has qualities, with low consumption, economically priced, great interior space thanks to the wheelbase of 2,602 mm, getting more interior space for all passengers, while the dimensions of the doors allow easy access to the cabin and huge boot very comfortable and spacious with impressive gate. Is expected to have the same acceptance as had the 1st generation was an icon in this sector.

The SEAT Toledo IV crash tests conducted by EuroNCAP in 2012, and achieved an overall rating of 5 stars

SEAT was keen to recover the model with the style of the first generation was the most successful of all, to promote it their slogan "Return Legend" and are making a series of chapters promotional model, as in the name Toledo belonging to Castilla La Mancha, the protagonists of this mini series are reminiscent Mr. Q (Don Quixote) and Mr S (Sancho Panza) but adapted to our times.

The goal is to become an economic alternative value, searching qualities of a practical, low noise, low consumption, useful, stylish, versatile, and comprehensive car technology. Located in the particular European segment C, turned almost exclusively in high technology vehicles with cargo and two volumes or minivan derivatives, which are generally designed specifically for Europe where sales are concentrated in three volumes The Seated segment D.