Volkswagen Caddy 2021 (Фольксваген Кадди) видео обзор и тест драйв
Volkswagen Caddy 2021 (Фольксваген Кадди) видео обзор и тест драйв
Сегодня посмотрим на очень интересную иномарку Volkswagen Caddy. Это большой удобный автомобиль, но в то же время он внешне компактный и недорогой. В кемпингах такие машины популярны. Именно на них европейцы чаще всего и путешествуют. Когда-то Caddy был коммерческим, то есть изначально он строился для мелкого бизнеса, для того, чтобы что-то увезти-привести и так далее. Со временем его предназначение поменялось, он приобрёл статус семейного авто. Как машина для малого бизнеса свой статус он сохранил, но уже в меньшей степени.
Очень интересно, как же он подходит для путешествий.
Volkswagen Caddy имеет очень хороший внешний вид.
Он очень современный и даже через несколько лет не утратит своей актуальности, не будет выглядеть архаично. На машине установлена приятная решетка, противотуманные фары. Большие зеркала покрашены в цвет кузова, что создает законченные вид в дизайне.
В некоторых комплектациях Фольксваген Кадди 2021 есть ещё и камера, можно поставить заднего вида, переднего вида и так далее. Что ещё интересно, авто очень компактное, но при этом высокое. Это становится особенно заметно, как только вы заглянете в салон. На крыше можно разместить бокс, весьма важный элемент, потому что пространство внутри плюс бокс сверху создают практически неограниченные возможности. Для машин данного типа это огромный плюс.
Один из самых интересных моментов в Volkswagen Caddy состоит в том, что боковая дверь открывается вбок. В чём преимущество такого открывания двери?
Во-первых, на узких парковочных местах вы можете очень близко прижаться к соседней машине и спокойно открыть дверь.
Во-вторых, дверь, находящаяся с левой стороны, тоже сдвижная. Чаще всего в автомобилях данного типа дверь с таким устройством только одна, а тут целых две.
В-третьих, если вы на отдыхе то, открывая двери, у вас получается большое грамотное пространство. Все эти подробности вы можете посмотреть в видео обзоре Volkswagen Caddy в конце статьи.
На ляде багажника находится своеобразный спойлер, то есть сделана дизайнерами. Она позволяет заднему стеклу оставаться как можно дольше чистым, и плюс здесь еще есть дворник, который тоже может его почистить. Спойлер, кстати, из металла, и здесь же расположен ещё и дублирующий стоп сигнал.
The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan does just about everything well: provide high levels of comfort, ensure a safe ride, and allow connectivity while on the road. It is powered by a 2.0-liter engine that pumps out 184 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. With an attractive exterior and richly equipped interior, the midsize SUV is a fan favorite in Elgin, IL. If you’re wondering what interior features to expect from this sought-after SUV, then continue reading. We at Elgin Volkswagen will walk you through the 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan interior features that allow it to offer a premium cabin experience.
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How practical is it?
The Volkswagen Tiguan is a do it all vehicle. This is the SUV that you would want to drive when you need to make a strong impression for that important business meeting or plan for a long weekend road trip with your folks. There is ample amount of storage space that has been well thought of and is quite useful for everyday use.
When seated in the driver seat, one can utilize storage space under the armrest and the dashboard. As for the times when you are driven around by a chauffeur, you can take the back seat, pull down the tray table and enjoy reading an e-book on your kindle. However, the tray table is not too wide to accommodate a regular sized laptop and it is better suited for holding smaller and light weighing objects.
Volkswagen has thoughtfully included a small storage pocket on the side of the rear seat that is wide enough to accommodate your wallet or your lady’s clutch. Although the electric boot lid is a good feature to have, the lid close button on the lower side of the boot can be easily missed by those unaware of this function. Probably, a more prominently positioned larger button would have helped in avoiding this situation.
How does it drive?
On the road, the Tiguan excels. The first generation was a good drive but the new model is definitely better. Under the bonnet of the 132TFSI Comfortline specification is a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine that produces 132kW of power and 330Nm of torque matched to seven-speed dual clutch gearbox. Overall, acceleration is strong, gear changes are quick and smooth and the Tiguan is quiet. The engine does suffer turbo lag, however, when you want to accelerate quickly which is accentuated by the dual clutch gearbox. The hesitation tends to kick in when you least want it– ie: accelerating into a gap or turning across traffic at an intersection. It is more noticeable in Eco and Normal driving modes but, with the change in engine mapping in Sport mode, it’s nowhere near as pronounced.
As mentioned above, there are four drive modes (as part of the 4MOTION system) – three of which are pre-set. In Eco gear changes are quick and the car revs low to conserve fuel. In Normal mode the engine revs a bit higher but it is still tuned towards efficiency, dropping into the lowest gear possible. In Sports mode, gear changes are snappier and hold for longer to match your driving. You can also chose the individual model where you can tailor these criteria to what you want.
The Tiguan is composed and refined with a smooth, comfortable ride. Over big bumps, however, the suspension crash and jars. Steering feel is direct and communicative in normal mode but you can feel the difference in Sports mode. The Tiguan sits flat and composed when cornering.
The Tiguan has 4MOTION Active Control which allows the option of changing off-road driving profiles using a rotary dial. There are four modes: Snow, On-road, Off-road (automatic configuration) and Off-road individual (variable settings). It has reasonable ground clearance of 210mm and the technological trickery means it’s capable enough off the road. On the dirt, the Tiguan is surprisingly quiet but is not as composed as expected. It skips about and gets unsettled over ruts and corrugations, although our test car was shod with road biased wheels.
The Tiguan also has a strong 2500kg towing capacity for all versions with 4MOTION.
Claimed fuel consumption for the Tiguan is 7.5L/100km and our real world tests returned 8.9L/100km.
Practicality & Convenience
The Tiguan is a classic 5-seater SUV (if you want a 7-seater, you’ll have to look at its bigger sister the Tiguan Allspace). The seats in the Tiguan offer reasonable levels of comfort and spaciousness, even in the back. The Peugeot 5008 offers seven seats in three rows, and each of the middle row seats can be adjusted for the right amount of legroom. On the back of each front seat is a fold-down table which cleverly utilises the space.
The VW Tiguan has a boot capacity of 615 litres with the seats in upright position, and up to 1655 litres with the seats folded down. In comparison, the Peugeot 5008 has a boot volume of 591 litres with the seats in place, but both the third and middle seats can be folded down to offer up to 2042 litres of storage. Additionally, the front passenger seat in the 5008 can also fold down for a convenient way to carry long items such as surfboards.
Skoda Slavia Vs Skoda Rapid — Which One Is Better?
Skoda India is a German carmaker that is capable of producing powerful and efficient cars. Skoda and VW recently launched their first made-in-India product from its 2.0 project and is now ready to launch its second product, the Skoda Slavia which will make its entry in India by the end of 2021. Skoda Slavia is expected to take the place of the Rapid which has already been in the market for the last 10 years. Rapid is one of the sedans which once purchased will never feel like selling it away. It is powerful, safe, fuel-efficient and fun to drive. According to the information revealed, Skoda will very soon discontinue its Rapid as the time has come to get an update not just in technology or features but in the powertrains and the looks as well. Here is a detailed Skoda Slavia Vs Skoda Rapid comparison that will help you decide which one of these is a better pick.
Skoda Slavia Vs Skoda Rapid Features Comparison
With the change in generations, technology is also getting advanced and the automotive industry is making the best use of it by installing such modern features in the upcoming or the recently launched cars. The time has come when Rapid is about to say goodbye to the market whereas before this happens let’s take a look at the features it offers followed by that of Skoda Slavia.
The latest generation Skoda Rapid looks like a mini Octavia on roads. The design language has been tweaked a little to make it look similar to Octavia. Rapid comes equipped with a signature grille upfront, LED projector headlamps with integrated DRLs and fog lamps with cornering assist. Along with this it also offers leather upholstery, a dual-tone dashboard, two airbags, electronic stability control and EBD. Other features include central armrest, rear ac vents, etc.
On the other hand, we have Skoda Slavia which is to be launched very soon. While the official features list is still not out, we do expect the Slavia to come equipped with almost all the features expected at this price point. to start with, the car will be available with a large touchscreen system, push-button start, automatic climate control, airbags, and other safety features like ABS, ESC, traction control, etc. In addition to this, features like rear AC vents, cooled glovebox, rear armrest, etc are also expected with the Slavia.
Skoda Slavia Vs Skoda Rapid — Specifications
The latest generation Skoda Rapid is powered by a 1.0-litre TSI three-cylinder petrol engine that is capable of producing 109bhp of maximum power and 175 Nm of peak torque. The sedan is available with both six-speed manual and automatic transmission. The manual one is available with six variants — Rider, Rider Plus, Ambition, Onyx, Style, and Monte Carlo whereas the automatic one is available with five variants — Rider Plus, Ambition, Onyx, Style, and Monte Carlo.
Skoda Slavia will offer German-engineered powerful and efficient TSI engines. The sedan will come with a choice of two engines to offer both superior driving performance and higher levels of efficiency. The entry-level 1.0-litre three-cylinder TSI engine will produce 114bhp of maximum power while the four-cylinder 1.5-litre TSI is capable of churning out 148bhp of maximum power.
The sedan will be front-wheel drive and the bigger 1.5-litre motor will be installed with active cylinder technology (ACT) that automatically shuts down two cylinders when the engine is revving at low speed, enhancing the fuel efficiency. The Skoda Slavia will be mated to a six-speed manual gearbox as standard and a six-speed automatic transmission as optional for the 1.0-litre TSI while the 1.5-litre TSI can also be paired with a seven-speed DSG.
|ENGINE TYPE||CAPACITY||MAX POWER||MAX TORQUE|
|SKODA RAPID||TSI||1.0||109bhp||175 Nm|
Skoda Slavia when launched, will replace the Rapid and will compete against the likes of Honda City and Maruti Suzuki Ciaz.
Skoda Slavia Vs Skoda Rapid — Dimensions
On comparing the dimensions of both the sedans, we realised that Skoda Slavia will be much bigger in size and offers a longer wheelbase than Skoda Rapid. The sedan will offer a spacious cabin with advanced creature comforts and an updated infotainment system. Let’s take a closer look at the dimensions of both cars.
|SKODA SLAVIA||SKODA RAPID|
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Slavia is bigger in length, width, height, and comes with a much longer wheelbase than Rapid. Skoda s decision of replacing the Rapid might prove to be the right decision as the new sedan will also be built on MQB AO (IN) platform that is Made in India.
Skoda Slavia is expected to be launched at Rs 12 lakhs (ex-showroom) and might go up to Rs 17 lakhs (ex-showroom) whereas Skoda Rapid starts at Rs 7.79 lakhs (ex-showroom) and goes up to Rs 13.29 lakhs (ex-showroom). The table mentioned below will give a clear idea of the pricing of Skoda Rapid. All prices mentioned below are in lakhs and are ex-showroom prices.
|Rider MT||Rs 7.79|
|Rider Plus MT/AT||Rs 8.19 / Rs 9.69|
|Ambition MT/AT||Rs 9.99 / Rs 11.19|
|Onyx MT/AT||Rs 10.19 / Rs 11.69|
|Style MT/AT||Rs 11.69 / Rs 12.99|
|Monte Carlo MT/AT||Rs 11.99 / Rs 13.29|
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