Seat Toledo Gets The Axe In UK, Successor Is Highly Unlikely

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The Toledo has been completely dropped from Seat’s UK lineup due to poor sales.

The Spanish automaker, which is part of the Volkswagen Group, continues to sell the Mii, Ibiza, Leon, Arona, Ateca and Alhambra, along with their derivatives, locally. As for the Toledo, it’s still available in stock at certain dealers across the nation, according to Autocar.

Discontinuing the compact sedan was far from surprising: Seat only managed to move 6,726 units of the Toledo in the Old Continent last year, compared to 74,962 units of the Ateca and almost 150,000 of the Leon.

Those interested in the Toledo are expected to be steered towards the Leon, which is slightly larger and more expensive, having an MSRP of £18,960 ($24,584/€21,583).

Back in August, Seat dropped the 1.6-liter TDI diesel engines from the Toledo’s UK range, and it was available solely with petrol units.

In the meantime, the nearly identical Skoda Rapid Spaceback remains on sale in the United Kingdom, with a starting price of £14,550 ($18,866/€16,563). It undercuts the larger Octavia by £3,250 ($4,214/€3,700), in base spec, and it’s £1,710 ($2,217/€1,947) more expensive than the entry-level Fabia.

Just like the discontinued Toledo, the Rapid Spaceback is only available with petrol engines. The range kicks off with the 95 PS (94 hp / 70 kW) version of the 1.0-liter TSI, and ends with the 110 PS (108 hp / 81 kW) variant of the same unit.

Seat doesn’t seem to be planning a successor of the Toledo, but sister brand Skoda will eventually replace the Rapid with a brand new car, called the Scala. It will go on sale next year with a choice of five engine options, running on petrol, diesel or CNG (compressed natural gas).

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