The Spanish brand Seat has a quite complicated story: from its beginnings tightly linked to Fiat, to a short period of independence, and then the acquisition by the Volkswagen group.
Design wise, their story is similarly unclear: Seat cars were direct copies of Fait models for years. Then they did a strong smash with the first Ibiza design, which was a beauty drawn by Giuggiaro:
But lately, under the Volkwsagen moniker, their design seems to be a badly recooked flavour of Volkswagen cars, which initially were supposed to be Alfa Romeo-like reconstructions of the basic Volkwagens (say, Polo and Golf at different sizes). Yet later efforts seem to be plainly lost, going nowhere and with an alarming lack of personality. And sadly, this seems to be the case of the new Seat Toledo 2012, which can only be qualified as boring: