DRIVE TIME: MOTORING: Seat Toledo goes out of this world.Byline: STEWART SMITH Stewart Smith may be the name of:
THE SEAT Toledo V5 executive car now has satellite navigation as standard.
Mounted in the centre console, a five-inch, colour LCD screen, aided by verbal instructions, pinpoints the car's location on a moving map display A display in which a symbol, representing the vehicle, remains stationary while the map or chart image moves beneath the symbol so that the display simulates the horizontal movement of the vehicle in which it is installed. .
The navigation system features a useful traffic jam avoidance facility that can recalculate re·cal·cu·late
tr.v. re·cal·cu·lat·ed, re·cal·cu·lat·ing, re·cal·cu·lates
To calculate again, especially in order to eliminate errors or to incorporate additional factors or data. an alternative route at the touch of a button.
The LCD screen display is also the face of the in-car music system which can still be played when the car is navigating itself. The radio is able to store the latest traffic bulletins even when you are away from the car.
The system will even guide the driver to a destination in Europe, asking for the appropriate European map disc to be inserted when the UK one ends.
The 2.3-litre 170 bhp Toledo V5 also boasts
electronic climate control, electrically adjustable front seats, six-CD autochanger See autoloader. , switchable traction control, rain-sensing wipers
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The V5 is priced at pounds 16,995.
MAPPING OUT THE FUTURE: Satellite navigation is now standard in the SEAT Toledo V5