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Going back to basics with the 2012 SEAT Toledo

Going back to basics with the 2012 SEAT Toledo

Fans of the SEAT Toledo will notice something different about the fourth-generation model when compared to its predecessor – the vehicle is reverting back to its saloon-style roots.

Thankfully, change is good where this decision has been concerned, with motorists treated to a spacious and practical vehicle that represents great value for money.

So just what enables the 2012 SEAT Toledo to stand out from the crowd and have drivers eager to splash the cash?

It has an exterior design that must be admired

When promoting the 2012 Toledo, SEAT has claimed that "style, it's in our DNA", with this belief put to good effect where this attractive vehicle is concerned.

The car is made to stand out from all other family-orientated vehicles on the road, thanks to its clear and precisely defined surfaces, lines and edges.

Walk up to the new SEAT Toledo from the front and drivers are sure to be left in awe as they admire its sleek angular headlamps and a low-lying windscreen design.

This effective style continues around to the back of the car, where motorists are greeted with a set of slick horizontal rear-light clusters.

No stone has been left unturned to ensure that people stop and stare when the 2012 SEAT Toledo passes them by.

There's plenty to love about the 2012 Toledo's interior too

It is not just around the outside of the new SEAT Toledo where drivers will be left breathless, as a stylish haven awaits anyone who steps inside this vehicle.

The Spanish car giant has decorated the inside of the car with fashionable trim fabrics, while owners will soon notice that the gadgets on display are well-built and incredibly sturdy.

Everything from the simple-to-use two-dial instrument binnacle that sits in front of the steering wheel to its perfectly placed heater and radio controls are made to last.

Drivers who opt for the basic SEAT Toledo S trim will also be greeted with Air-conditioning, central locking and electric front windows as standard, though an investment to the SE trim adds climate control, all-round electric windows and cruise control options to the mix.

What's more, there is a raft of space on offer inside the 2012 Toledo that even the tallest of passengers will find it hard to complain about comfort. Its impressive saloon length and routine supermini width means that even full-grown adults are well accommodated when sitting in the rear passenger seats.

As Autocar reviewer Nic Cackett was also keen to stress, "the boot puts most hatchbacks to shame". It just proves that quantity and quality can work in tandem.

What's hiding under the 2012 Toledo's bonnet?

When putting the final touches to the 2012 SEAT Toledo, the Spanish car giant was determined to offer an engine line-up that consists of small motors, which present excellent fuel economy.

As a result of this environmentally-friendly thinking, motorists can drive away with a car complete with a 1.2 TSI engine that can travel for just over 50mpg.

Another option is the 1.6 TDI motor, where an exceptional 74.2mpg can be achieved when the driving style is steady – comparable to a huge range of 850 miles on a full tank of fuel.

Constant stops at a petrol station could very well soon be a thing of the past.