Seat is giving its Toledo name a return, and the fourth-generation iteration to wear the name is set to be previewed in concept form in Geneva. The Toledo Concept, as it’s called, is a close-to-production study, and the series-production version on which it is based will begin to reach dealers in Spain later this year.
Closely related to the Skoda MissionL, the 4.48 metre-long Toledo will offer a generously proportioned interior for five people, a luggage compartment of more than 500 litres and the convenience of a large rear hatch as well as a folding rear bench. The company says that with the rear seat backs folded forward, the Toledo boasts a maximum load capacity more than some ‘regular’ estate cars.
Design features include the typical trapezoidal Seat honeycomb mesh grille, but this one has been given a wider and lower look; the same applies to the large air inlet beneath the bumper. Elsewhere, the pentagonal form of the similarly broad front headlamps displays another key characteristic of the new Seat face.
Inside, the light, roomy cabin features an unfettered look, reminiscent of the typical VW layout. Leather features strongly on this one – the seats, the cockpit and doors are clad in the stuff. No tech details as yet, but this should be rectified when the Swiss show starts.