Seat will unveil a new concept car at this month’s Madrid Motor Show – the Toledo Prototipo – which is said to preview the look of the production Toledo due later this year.
The Toledo Prototipo is the second car to benefit from Seat’s new design language, first shown on the Altea.
The Toledo is said to offer greater interior versatiltiy and luggage space, with a stepped rear hatch and two-tier boot, with a moveable shelf can be set at different heights. The boot floor also features compartments with moveable panels, as well as a range of cubby holes, hooks and nets.
The rest of the interior mixes traditional and ultra-modern materials, with natural leather used on the upholstery and much of the dashboard, contrasting with the chainmail-like material on the floor. The dashboard has two distinct colours and textures: a pale, hard high-tech surface close to the windscreen which matches the mouldings on the doors, and a darker hatch-patterned surface directly in front of the driver and passenger.
The central console is angled towards the driver, and has a titanium-coloured surround. The front sport seats have multiple adjustments and pockets and folding trays on the backs, as well as 7-inch colour screens mounted in the head rests for viewing from the rear seat. The rear seats can slide forward to increase boot space, or fold flat completely.
Externally, the Seat ‘Dynamic Line’ is emphasised with two-tone platinum and copper paint, while the sweeping line from headlights to roof is kept clean by windscreen wipers hidden in the A-pillar. The Toledo rides on 19-inch alloy wheels, with suitably large disc brakes poking through.
Power comes from a 2.0-litre 150 PS petrol engine coupled to a six-speed manual gearbox – the same combination as the Altea. Seat’s Agile Chassis system is fitted, with special suspension ratings, stiffer shock absorbers, more flexible coils, and firm silentblocks with an electronic programme that modulates the power steering according to driving speed and conditions.