July 2017 News

The gradual rollout of the top-specification Xcellence trim level continues with the launch of a new Toledo model wearing the nameplate. It replaces the Style Advanced model in the line-up and is priced at £21,895 paired to the 114bhp 1.6- litre TDI engine. Standard equipment includes black Alcantara and leather upholstery, full-LED headlights, 17-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry and start, front and rear parking sensors and a gloss black dashboard appliqué. The revised Toledo lineup with new flagship is available to order now.

Prices have been revealed for the Ateca FR, with the first customer cars expected to arrive in showrooms in August. In diesel guise, the sportiest Ateca so far will be offered exclusively with 4Drive four-wheel-drive, with the 148bhp 2.0-litre TDI manual edition priced at £28,410 and the 188bhp DSG automatic version costing £30,930. Standard equipment includes colour-coded wheel arch surrounds, side skirts and a roof spoiler, as well as a gloss black front grille and an aluminium finish to the roof rails, window surrounds and lower door trim. The sports theme continues with chrome double tailpipes and 18-inch alloy wheels, or 19-inch items with a machined finish as an optional extra. Inside, there’s sports front seats finished in Alcantara and a leather sports steering wheel, together with MirrorLink incorporating Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, an eight-inch navigation system, dual-zone climate control, reversing camera, LED headlights and power folding door mirrors. Completing the long list of equipment, there’s multi-colour mood lighting and exterior welcome lighting that includes the Ateca silhouette projected onto the ground from underneath the door mirrors. CO2 emissions for the 148bhp edition are 129g/km, with the 188bhp version higher at 135g/km, exactly the same as flagship Xcellence models. Another new addition to the lineup, as predicted in last month’s magazine, is a 1.6-litre TDI Ecomotive engined variant for top-of-the-range Xcellence trim. Priced at £25,680, the newcomer brings two-wheel-drive and a £2,640 lower entry price to the plushest Ateca model line. Available to order now, these new additions to the Ateca range bring the number of diesel versions up to ten.

A re-organisation of the seven-seat Alhambra line-up has seen half the model range culled, with Connect, SE Lux and FR Line models discontinued in favour of a single flagship trim level named Xcellence. S and SE versions continue, topped off by the Xcellence editions that are offered with a choice of 148 or 181bhp 2.0-litre TDI engines in either six-speed manual or six-speed DSG twin-clutch automatic guises. Prices start at £33,180, which is exactly the same cost as the outgoing SE Lux models. Standard equipment on the new Xcellence trim level includes black leather upholstery, an electric panoramic sunroof, electric tailgate and sliding doors, 17-inch alloy wheels, a navigation system and DAB radio, as well as heated and electric front seats, headlight washers, sports suspension and a reversing camera. The revised Alhambra range starts at £27,720 and rises to £35,960.