We are well aware about the relation between Volkswagen, Skoda and Seat. All the three come under one roof and the company is known for badge engineering as we know the case with VW Up! Now Seat has revealed the new Toledo Concept which is nothing but the highly awaited European Skoda Rapid. The Seat Toledo is a concept car strikingly close to reality as Seat denotes it. The design carries many clues from the Mission L Concept; the new Rapid also carries the same design language. The front has the prominent VW family look with simple but sharp lines all over the bonnet, bumper and lights. The Rapid may get trademark Skoda chrome strip at the top of the honeycomb grill, housing Skoda logo similar to the Mission L concept.
The side profile is also heavily influenced by Volkswagen design language. Sloping roof line and shorter boot give it a coupe like appearance from outside. But this shortened boot doesn’t reflect inside as it has 500-litres of boot capacity which can be extended by folding the rear bench. Measuring 4.48 meters, short from outside but big on interior space, makes the Toledo a more practical city saloon. The alloys and the low profile tyres add icing on the cake. The rear is sharper than the front with distinct cuts in the rear bumper housing number plate and integrated spoiler on the boot-lid.
The interiors are no different from its sister offerings across other badges. Clean and simple instrument cluster housed in dual tone dash with grey and black combination. Steering mounted controls, MID, touch screen infotainment system at the center also adds to the feature list of the Toledo. This model may carry the 1.2 and 1.4-litre TSI engines and 1.6-litre TDI engine; all the engines are already present in Volkswagen’s portfolio. These engines are mated to 6-speed manual and 7-speed DSG transmissions. Overall, the Seat Toledo appears to be very close to the probable model of the European Skoda Rapid and will debut at the Paris Motor Show later this year.