New Toledo: first drives by UK press

Arriving January 2013

Auto Express: four stars

“Huge amounts of space from the saloon body along with a good value price-tag, too. … for buyers looking for sensible family transport there’s very little to criticise about the Toledo. It’s spacious, easy to drive, refined and cheap to run, and those are the things that some buyers will put at the very top of their new car wish list.

Read the full review here.

The Honest John road test

“This SEAT has a few tricks up its sleeve. Because while it might look like a saloon, it’s actually a hatchback with a large opening boot and a whopping 550 litre boot. The Toledo is ideal as a family motor.

“From the front the Toledo looks very much like an Ibiza but inside it’s far more spacious with plenty of shoulder room. It’s even more impressive in the back…. It’s far better than your everyday hatchback.

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The Independent

“…a car that is, in its particular way, one of the most exciting to hit the market in 2012.

“The excitement is not, it has to be said, the sort that grips road testers confronted by cars that are dynamically exceptional or outstandingly stylish; in fact, the new Toledo offers a fairly standard Volkswagen group experience in terms of the way it goes, stops and steers, and is conventionally handsome rather than being a true head-turner.

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“Compact sedans are notoriously unpopular in the UK, but underneath its orthodox profile the car is actually a hatchback, and thanks to its elongated wheelbase (actually 24mm longer than the current Leon - a model it is supposed to sit below) the Toledo is blessed with generous rear legroom and an impressive 550-litre boot.

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Top Gear

“The engines have got enough punch so that motorway work isn’t strenous. Coupled with a comfy ride, it’s an easy car to relax in.”

Read the full review here.