Seat Toledo vs Skoda Octavia

Seat Toledo

Skoda Octavia

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 facelifted Skoda Octavia RS has a refactored front mask with an RS logo and bold headlamps that, for the first time in the RS version, can be fitted with xenon units combined with an adaptive front lighting module. Besides a wider and bolder induction aperture, the car's innovated bumper boasts a further two innovations: fog lamps with the Corner function and LED lamps for daytime lighting. The covers of integrated tailgate lamps have been refactored to exterior more appealing, other innovations include, i.e., a new metallic paint (anthracite) and 18 Neptune wheels. The sports-tuned chassis has been lowered to 127 mm, the car's weight reduced by 20 kg in the petrol version and 15 kg in the diesel one. Significantly reduced air resistance has a positive impact upon the car's overall performance. The maximum speed is higher, and the car's responsiveness and acceleration have also been enhanced.

Complying with the EU 5 traditional, the engines fitted to the Skoda Octavia RS include a 2. 0TSI/147 Kw petrol unit with a consumption of 7. 5 l/100 km and reduced CO2 emissions (175 g /km) and a 2. 0TDI CR/125 Kw diesel motor (5. 7l/100 km and 150 g/km, respectively). Both engines come exclusively with a six-speed manual twin-clutch DSG transmission.

The Skoda Octavia RS has been bought by over sixty thousand drivers since 2000 (of which 70 % in the estate (combi) version).