The Germans overlooked the universal Lada Vesta SW: the conclusion was strange
Lada Vesta SW – a car with old technology, worth a lot of money: an excellent choice, say the Germans
We noticed that lately the German journalists are increasingly paying attention to the different generations and the release time. The “Field” they experience, the UAZ will pay attention you will examine under the microscope Lada Vesta sedan. In General, interested in how our domestic auto industry is more alive than dead, or Vice versa? And here from may to August in the pages of car magazine Autobild has published several small articles, which the Germans considered universals Lada Vesta SW and SW Cross. What reasoning brought the Germans? After all, they are not exactly surprised by such a budget car. They might even nose from him turned up. Let’s look at the attitude in Germany to the Russian car industry updated.
“Universal – simple and practical as it was before, there were the Russians in the program. With the model Lada Vesta SW is celebrating its return, and so begins a short story by the German journalists about the new product. – Russians has surprised at the world Cup, as well as surprised by the launch of a solid technique, collected and firm. As in football, when buying a car you can count on simple things. In times of excessive electrification and doubtful progress of the Lada brought to the market wagon, which gives everything you need for mobility, – no more, no less.”
Design Lada quite like
Unlike our compatriots, according to which, according to some reviews of the new models of Lada, minimally digestible design of the car should be at the level of the top of the line Mercedes or Bentley, the Germans are fully reacted favorably to the appearance of Vesta. By the way, the review was attended by the experts of TÜV exercising control to ensure product safety. From the point of view of German journalists, British designer Steve Mattin, who gave a lot to the development of Mercedes and Volvo, drew a nice exterior lines with high practical usefulness inside the car.
Doors open wide, making it easier to fit in a station wagon, the fifth door, swung high up that simultaneously allows you to load some Luggage for tall people, not brigiba head, but, on the other hand, can be a sudden obstacle when working in the garage with a low ceiling. The cabin is a pleasant procedure, note the meticulous Germans. A lot of space in the backseat and in the trunk will appeal to family people. What is important is that in the car there is finally a solid finish all smelly plastic on the Frets is gone. That is, the ergonomics are generally good, but not without complaints.
That’s really what exactly is not enough, as it seemed to the Germans, so it’s a modern infotainment system. In caught in the test configuration was standing analogue radio with a simple display of the 90-ies. A modern car should be equipped with a touch display, starting with the basic configuration. No display, no navigation is a standard used Golf, say German journalists. The speaker volume could be better.
Climate control on the West is good as the ability to connect your mobile phone to the Handsfree. But longer and less diaphoretic seat cushion would be a good addition to the salon.
Vesta wants to be honest everyday car
The Russian took a step forward, not only creating a pleasant appearance and inner shell, including it is important that the car has improved technically, I think in Germany. “Vesta SW so quiet that you can hear the phone call even at the speed of 130 without sound, as if it was a call from the space station ISS. Provided that the engine at this point will purr in fifth gear,” – noted in the review.
The 1.6-litre engine – the power unit of the old school. Below 3 thousand revs to keep it desirable – falls in performance, but also more than 5 thousand rpm not turning on – there is no particular need in it, and much noise.
Judging from measurements made on high-quality German fuel, a fuel consumption of 7.9 liters. The result is not too large and not too modest. Perhaps the point of this was. Although, to be honest, show at least one modern European diesel car, which the actual consumption would be much less. You will not find this!
In addition, currently the car has no diesel particulate filter. Lada will offer the car with him from October 2018.
“Are we going to blame the SW Vesta for a lack of a sensitive control and stiffer suspension? No, because Vesta doesn’t want to be funny, but honest everyday car with good equipment,” – noted in AutoBild.
Vesta “Standard” for 14.990 Euro in Germany include air conditioning, heated front seats and Parking sensors from the outset. Five year warranty complete the picture.
Thus, summarize, the Germans, the universal becomes the average model in the family of Vesta: the “boring sedan is 1000 euros less high located SW Cross, which is due to the hinged parts like SUVs, on the contrary, will cost 2,000 euros more.”
Of the competitors was awarded the universal Dacia Logan MCV. It’s cheaper than the Lada. Much cheaper: 8 thousand euros and 13 thousand euros at Lada for the European market. From Dacia is more modern electronics and turbo engine. It would seem that the comparison is not in favor of the Lada. Why pay more for outdated technology? Nevertheless, the German journalists called Fret the best option to buy. Why? Because safer! “Cottage” so good breaks because of their more sophisticated and expensive technologies. On the West until such information has not been received.