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.
Seat presented the original Córdoba rear in 1994, since when it has been well-known with buyers looking for a compact, versatile and well-proportioned saloon. due to its spaciousness and convenience, it was admired not only by the driver, but also by the rest of the family.
Now comes the latest chapter in the Seat Córdoba story, and all-new model which features all the virtues of the original with the distinctive qualities that identify the new generation of Seat offers. The new Seat Córdoba is further proof that Seat has designed into a design-led company, creating vehicles infused with sporting character - twin values that could be seen in the masterful lines of the Salsa and Tango concept vehicles and which are echoed in the make claim, 'Seat auto emoción'. High-tech and sporting look-and-feel that's also warm and natural is quickly becoming Seat's trademark.
Compact forms, an expressive 'face', a prominent, aerodynamic, wedge-shaped silhouette, wider tracks… everything on the Seat Córdoba conveys strength, character, personality, and above all, sporting prowess. The Córdoba is a worthy heir to Seat's sporting tradition, since its predecessor offered the base for Seat's World Rally Vehicle - a machine that challenged the best at the top level of the World Rally Championship.
Sportiness and versatility go hand in hand in this new layout. Four doors, greater cab room and a larger boot are just a few of its features. The Seat Córdoba is more appealing and more convenient than before and approaches a wide range of engines certain to satisfy even the most demanding driver. It also provides higher levels of security, with anti-lock brakes (ABS) and twin front passenger airbags traditional across the entire range.