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The first test drive Seat Ateca

This spring, the company Seat presented a completely new crossover called Ateca. After the long-awaited premiere of the first SUV in its history, the Spaniards invited reputable automotive experts, including representatives of Site http://autorinok.ua/, to test drive the new items.

We could not miss such a momentous event, and went to Europe, where we have the opportunity to compare prospective crossover competitors. Managers of the Spanish brand immediately made it clear that in Europe Seat Ateca will try to attract the attention of potential owners of compact SUVs, which were previously interested in such models as the Renault Koleos, Ford Kuga and related Volkswagen Tiguan.

One of the main advantages is its cost Ateca. In Europe, the price on the new SUV will start with a mark of 21 thousand euros. So much asking for a basic crossover equipped with 3-cylinder 1-liter gasoline engine with 115 hp Similar modifications are competitors on the 2 thousand euros more expensive. Unfortunately Seat Ateca at the base is not wheel-drive system that significantly reduces the possibility of a car driving on a bad road surface.

Ateca At the start of sales will be available with petrol and diesel engines ranging from 115 to 190 hp Depending on the motor vehicle can be equipped with all-wheel drive and automatic transmission. As a platform for its SUV Spaniards used the proven modular design of VW Group.

The base engine is aggregated with 6-speed manual gearbox and is offered exclusively in S. complete addition the "mechanics" of such a vehicle is equipped with air conditioning, multimedia system with 5-inch touch screen, a leather steering wheel and tilt function adjustable backrest of the sofa. High specification SE can boast climate control, electrically folding door mirrors with heating, parking sensors, 17-inch alloy wheels and smartphone connectivity system called Full Link, which is compatible with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink. The top versions Xcellence available 18-inch wheels, leather seats, LED headlights and rear view camera.

The cabin meets similar to the architecture of Leon front panel Ateca us. The ergonomics of the central console close to the ideal, but the quality of finishing materials a bit not up to the level of the premium Volkswagen Tiguan. To save money, the Spaniards decided to apply at the bottom of the dashboard and door cards and inexpensive hard plastic.

Unlike the advanced dashboard on the new Tiguan Ateca established classic speedometer and tachometer.

It's no secret that in Europe are very popular diesel engines, so the version of the Seat Ateca with a 1.6-liter turbodiesel will be the best-selling domestic market. Developing 115 hp diesel engine consumes only 4.5 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers. The best choice in terms of acceptable dynamics and fuel consumption is a 2-liter turbodiesel TDI, which, depending on the settings of developing 150 or 190 hp Well, who wants peace and quiet will be able to opt for the economical 1.4-liter gasoline engine with 150 hp

The test fleet was the most powerful diesel crossover with all-wheel drive and automatic transmission. Of the minuses I would like to mention is not the ideal ride and a bit noisy motor. But from a standstill to 100 km / h we were able to accelerate in 8.5 seconds, which is comparable with the dynamics of the charged hatchback. The average consumption of the average consumption of diesel fuel is not more than 5 liters per hundred kilometers.

Compared with competitors Seat Ateca wins by the number of seats in the back row of seats that can accommodate three adults, if necessary.

The volume of the luggage compartment in the front wheel drive crossover is 510 liters, and all-wheel drive version is reduced to 485 liters. With folded rear seat backs luggage compartment volume increases to 1000 liters by another. In addition, throughout the cabin is full of pockets and niches for small luggage.

The manufacturer has already managed to take part in the crash test Euro NCAP, where the new Ateca received 5 star safety. One of the key role played in this by the adaptive cruise control.

Test Comparison Table (the maximum number of points in the evaluation of - 10)

Options

     VW Tiguan

   Ford Kuga    

      Renault             Koleos

    Seat Ateca

Outward appearance

10

8

9

9

Basic equipment

8

9

9

9

Options (package)

8

9

10

9

Quality trim

10

9

9

9

Permeability

8

7

7

8

Soundproofing

10

9

9

9

Overclocking

9

9

8

9

Braking

9

9

9

9

Luxury Property

10

9

8

8

Loss in value

9

8

7

8

Price

5

8

9

6

Security

10

9

10

9

Fuel consumption

9

8

9

9

Expenditures for maintenance

7

8

9

8

manageability

10

9

8

9

Design

9

8

9

9

Individuality

9

8

8

9

Cost of equipment

6

8

10

8

Dealer Network

8

7

6

7

Reliability

9

8

8

9

Total:

173

167

171

172

Location:

1

4

3

2

The final evaluation of the comparative test participants were not a surprise to us, because the fresher Seat Ateca, Renault Koleos and the Volkswagen Tiguan in many ways ahead of the rapidly outdated Ford Kuga. As a result, the class still remains a German SUV leader, whose only drawback is the high price. On the second place Seat Ateca, and closes the top three French SUV Renault Koleos. Admittedly the Spaniards turned a very good car that can deliver driving pleasure and at the same time become the workhorse for all occasions ...

17.08.2016
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