Seat Toledo vs Opel Astra

Seat Toledo

Opel Astra

The Seat Toledo is an automobile built and marketed by Seat, a division of the Volkswagen Group. The Seat Toledo make name was first presented to the Seat line-up in 1991, and the third generation was presented in late 2004.

The Seat Toledo was the first Seat designed completely under Volkswagen leadership. The first generation was a saloon built on the Volkswagen Golf Mk II chassis, but with an extended boot, very close in size to the Passat. As saloon versions of small family vehicles were rare in Europe, it was considered by many a big family vehicle thanks to its size (despite having smaller back space and pricing closer to small family cars).

The Seat Toledo initially featured underpowered engines (standard for Volkswagen at the time) compared to the Ibiza and Malaga's System Porsche units, such as a base 1. 6 L with 75 PS (55 Kw) and a GT version using the 2. 0L/115 PS (85 Kw) motor. Later the Seat Toledo would see the addition of more comprehensive versions, including a 150 PS (110 Kw) 2. 0L GTI 16V and 110 PS (81 Kw) 1. 9 TDI which, like many VAG diesels built since 1996, it is advertised as capable of running on both mineral diesel and biodiesel.

In spite of having a saloon body, the first generation Seat Toledo was unusual in that it featured a hatchback boot opening. The Spanish vehicle received a mild facelift in 1996.
The new Opel Astra Gtc´s sculpted shapes with precise accents and exciting proportions make it the ultimate expression of Opel´s layout language. And on the road, all Opel Astra GTC versions benefit from a luxury front axle design with Hiperstrut - High Performance Strut - that ideally features with the clever Opel patented Watt's link back axle to offer unmatched stability and the sharpest driving precision. Other innovations in the new Opel Astra GTC include driver assistance systems based on the second generation Opel Eye front camera with expanded functionality and the new, fourth generation Bi-xenon Advanced Forward Lighting (AFL+).

Unlike many 3-door versions of existing compact hatches, the GTC will be a standalone model in Opel's range and the ultimate Opel Astra in layout and driving dynamics. It does not share any look element with other members of the Opel Astra family, except for the outside back view mirror housing and the rod antenna. Six of the seven 17- to 20-inch wheel designs on provide are also Gtc-only features.

Also exclusive for the new Opel Astra GTC is the panoramic windscreen. For the original option, which successfully made its production debut 2006 in the previous Opel Astra GTC generation, Opel developers filed a total of 11 patents during its development. The big panoramic windshield extends seamlessly from the hood up into the roof as far as the B-pillar. With no cross-member to spoil the view, it provides driver and passengers a original driving experience and a completely new sense of room and visibility with an almost unlimited field of vision, alike to the view from a jetplane cockpit.

The Opel Astra GTC manages to combine the best of both worlds: on the one hand passion and emotion, on the other a high degree of utility in day to day usage. Its sleek looks are very striking and are the very essence of Opel's layout language. The atmosphere of the spacious dashboard is sporty and classy. The loading capacity (1. 165 liters) is considerably greater than that of its direct rivals. The Opel Astra GTC expresses our passion for vehicles, the Opel/vauxhall Vice President for Layout, Mark Adams, explains. This introduces our most emotional car so far, yet it does not sacrifice on the emotional with the functional side.