Seat Toledo removed from sale In UK

Seat Toledo

The Toledo, which is based on the previous Volkswagen Polo, has been axed

Shrinking market segment prompts discontinuation of the Toledo; a direct replacement doesn’t appear likely

Seat has axed the Toledo from its UK line-up, attributing the move to declining sales of the model in a “shrinking segment” of the market.

Orders for the outgoing mid-size hatchback are no longer being taken, but stock is still available at some Seat dealerships.

The Toledo, which is based on an extended version of the previous Volkswagen Polo‘s platform, sat between the Ibiza and Leon hatchbacks in the Seat range.

The model, which had remarkable boot space in line with large saloons such as the Audi A6 and BMW 5 Series, received a facelift in 2016 that included a consolidation of the engine line-up, while diesel versions were dropped back in August.

No direct replacement has been identified for the Toledo, but customers are expected to be steered towards the larger Leon, which has been a success for Seat since the launch of the current iteration in 2012.

Last year, Seat sold 6726 Toledos in Europe, compared with almost 150,000 Leons and 74,962 Ateca SUVs.

Fellow Volkswagen Group brand Skoda is launching its new Scala as an indirect replacement for the Rapid, which shared its platform and engines with the Toledo.

Next year, Seat will launch its fourth-generation Leon and new Tarraco seven-seat SUV, while its newly hived-off performance brand, Cupra, will launch with its version of the Ateca.

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Source:: Autocar

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