Seat axes Toledo from UK line-up

The Toledo, which is predicated on the earlier Volkswagen Polo, has been axed
Spanish automobile maker ditches mid-sized hatchback to deal with larger promoting fashions

Seat has axed the Toledo from its UK line-up, attributing the transfer to declining gross sales of the mannequin in a “shrinking section” of the market.

Orders for the outgoing mid-size hatchback are not being taken, though inventory remains to be accessible at some Seat dealerships.

The Toledo, which is predicated on an prolonged model of the earlier Volkswagen Polo’s platform, sat between the Ibiza and Leon hatchbacks within the Seat vary. 

The mannequin, which had outstanding boot house consistent with massive saloons such because the Audi A6 and BMW 5 Collection, obtained a facelift in 2016 that included a consolidation of the engine line-up. Diesel variations had been additionally dropped this August.

No direct substitute is anticipated for the Toledo, however prospects are seemingly to be steered in direction of the bigger Leon, which has been an enormous success for Seat for the reason that launch of the present iteration in 2012. 

Final yr, Seat bought 6726 Toledos in Europe, in contrast with 144,951 Leons and 74,962 Ateca SUVs.

Subsequent yr, Seat will launch its fourth-generation Leon and new Tarraco seven-seat SUV, whereas its newly hived-off efficiency model, Cupra, launched earlier this yr.

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