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Does the SEAT Toledo Spaceback Make Sense?

To get to the recently revealed Rapid Spaceback, Skoda took the front architecture from the Fabia, the rear from an older Golf and made a sedan with excellent practicality and a boot that opens like a hatchback. Then they chopped off the big boot to make it a hatchback.
SEAT Toledo Spaceback by X-Tomi 1 photo
We don't know if it will be as huge a success story or not, but we do know it will be built in Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic. That's the same place where Skoda builds the Mk4 Toledo for SEAT.

So, does this mean SEAT will have a hatchback version of the Toledo as well? Well, not necessarily. You see, Skoda doesn't have a compact hachback to begin with, but SEAT has the Leon.

The main difference between the Leon and this potential new hatchback model is the price. The Toledo is sold with the cheaper 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine and 5-speed manual transmission.

The real hint about the possibility of a Toledo hatchback comes from SEAT themselves. In 2011, Skoda showed the "Design Concept" which previews the Spaceback and the MissionL that previewed the Rapid. SEAT only had one concept for the Toledo.

Rendering via X-Tomi Design


 

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