The new Toledo, the second model in the new generation of Seat cars after Altea, goes on UK sale on 7 January 2005.

The Toledo is available with four engines, two petrol – 2.0 litre FSI 150 PS and 1.6 litre 102 PS – and two Diesel – 2.0 litre TDI PD 140 PS and 1.9 litre TDI PD 105 PS.

The two most powerful engines – the two-litre FSI and TDI – are both coupled to a six-speed manual gearbox. The 2.0 litre petrol is also available with an automatic and sequential Tiptronic 6-speed gearbox and the 2.0 litre TDI with the DSG 6-speed gearbox.

Reference, Stylance and Sport are the three trim levels offered on Toledo. The first level, Reference, has a choice of the 1.6 102 PS petrol engine or the 1.9 105 PS diesel, both with five-speed gearboxes. Standard equipment on Reference includes six airbags (front, side, curtain), air conditioning, ABS, TCS, electro-mechanical power steering, six-speaker radio/CD, electric front windows, remote central locking with alarm and driver’s Seat with height and lumbar adjustment.

The next trim level, Stylance, has the same engine choice as Reference but gains extra equipment. Two-zone climate control, audio system controls on the steering wheel, eight speakers, cruise control, trip computer, 16 inch seven-spoke alloys, rear electric windows, illuminated sun visor mirrors, height and lumbar adjustable passenger and driver Seats, leather steering wheel and gear knob are just some.

Top of the range Sport has the choice of the 2.0 litre FSI petrol with 150 PS or the 2.0 litre TDI with 140 PS, both linked to a six-speed gearbox. Sport models also gain ESP and EBA (emergency brake assistance), five-spoke alloy wheels and sports seats.

Prices start at £13,350 for the Toledo Reference 1.6, rising to £18,100 for the Sport 2.0 TDI DSG.