Nissan Skoda larger and more severe. It used Qashqai face was like nashkodivshy teenager, and now, thanks to new head optics and “grin” at the inlet tomboy markedly diminished fear. Restyling of the car clearly went good. Specifics updated Qashqai good inside. The front panel and top of the door sides finished dear and pleasant to the touch plastic. Dash of orange disappeared “eye” trip computer, and on-board menu completely Russified, including standing on our car navigation system.
“Parking assistant” Nissan – is a rear view camera, the picture is complemented by tracking which helps. The lens is not protected from contamination, but until it is clean, parking does not cause any difficulties.
Landing in Qashqai higher than Yeti. Stood at the helm – and, like the captain of the ship, looking down at all. Undersized for a podium drivers just a gift, but something in me 178 centimeters … So every now and then I press the “jack” in the chair base, hoping to sink lower, including the fact that between the top of my head and a soft curtain panoramic roof gap of more than two inches. The front seats are uncomfortable. Seat cushion and arched profile push the driver’s body, and the lateral support rollers can not count, because they are not …
Block “microclimate” character clear fixation rotary washers. However, the three-tier distressed pile of buttons and muddy the display window.
Gloves and a book in the glove compartment kashkaevsky perhaps vlezut. Where to store CDs?
The navigation system is available on the Qashqai, version SV for 884,000 rubles.
Power pack series Yeti less tightly intertwined. Four-wheel drive – only in conjunction with the 1.8 TSI engine and the “mechanics” (our case). A antiprobkovy “robot» DSG is available with a less powerful engine and monoprivodom. And in terms of physical appearance can not be called Yeti crossover. Small it some – this Yeti. Rather, much touring terrain. From the stern and did van: almost vertical rear door, unpainted bumper and smooth, like a pick-up board, “sill” rear. But the front – pretty attractive face with round “glasses” protivotumanok. There is something snezhnochelovecheskoe.
Inside Skoda not like in the Nissan. At the entrance to stumble on the threshold (it is much wider), and find ourselves in a nearly perfect seat with moderate, but quite adequate lateral support. Low? No problem! A wide range of adjustment, what direction take, and even when the selected maximum height, my head is not threatened contact with the ceiling. With the full range of adjustment extends to the right seat. He, too, can be raised off the floor, even the lumbar support is adjusted.
Skoda have no parking camera, it is substituted by sonar. They work well, regardless of the weather, but the alarm sounds much earlier than the rear bumper is facing an obstacle.
Inside, everything is familiar from other models of the company Skoda. The instrument cluster – a characteristic radial digitizing. Indications low placed climate control unit normally seen only in the dark. Optional entertainment system for 12 thousand rubles with persistence camel refuses to learn Russian. But the interior strains except trifles. Plastic in some places “oak”, ceiling without lifter handles, sun visors and without illumination. We know that the way folksvagenovskaya marketers spend the Czech-German border between the Yeti and Tiguanom. However, this does not fit with the sky-high price of the test car – 1.3 million rubles.
The steering column is placed too close to the vertical, causing rim donut can cover the upper part of scales.
In the glove box Skoda A4 sheet of paper is only folded.
Navigation system for 76 400 rubles put option, though a version not below the rank Ambition (from 759 thousand).
But back in the Skoda noticeably more spacious, despite the smaller size. Places on the knees – as in business-class sedans and height – as in a minibus. In addition, the side sections back sofa can be moved forward, folded or removed altogether. In Kashkai no such freedom. Sofa is too small, and its transformation involves a folding backrest. Japanese saved the rear passengers!
Qashqai Yeti exceeds not only the size of the body, but also the length of the wheelbase: 2630 mm to 2578 mm. However, the back of the Nissan is still closer.
Transformation back sofa adds Czech car practicality, but folded chair with one hand will not work.
The main habitat of our children – the city. But with him, and we will begin. Gently down from a high curb … and cling lower arm Yeti for the stone. For urban parkour clearance Skoda clearly is small – only 180 mm. But really if the “snow man” jumped “off the cliff” and is not crippled, he does wind passing.
Grip on the old tradition folksvagenovskoy “empty” and “long”, but the Czechs cheated by shifting the time of closing drive to the start of pedal travel. Easier to get under way. However, when changing gear, this configuration requires getting used to. At first I could not manage to synchronize their actions in order to avoid breakthrough. After squeezing the left pedal has now up to the floor, and now the lever “mechanics” to be moved over long distances. Anything used to.
At low speed 152-strong motor frankly sluggish. This is the passport of his 250 N • m is already available from a thousand revolutions. In fact, he is a student in his only day off, before two are not waking up. But then, with the growth speed, Yeti is galloping ahead, making the question the accuracy of the factory specifications. Where the error – in the “power”? Or, perhaps, curb weight 1550 kg Skoda not?
Yeti – this sports car increased prohodimovmestimosti. And not because of his eight and a half seconds to disperse hundreds some Hatch is enough to be called “hot”. Where more importantly, one and a half driving a car, the driver feels as if he is in his hands a small and nimble machine. Even with the small vertical swing, which is a no-no and allow the rear shock absorbers, Skoda little rolls in the corners. The “Bigfoot” Flying step, and it’s primarily in the informative and extremely precise steering. The car changes direction even deflection of a few degrees.
Qashqai behind. From the curb, say, Japanese crossover jumped without problems. And at first, even drove off ahead. But here damped accelerator pedal more than Skoda (though less than the Renault cars with the same power unit). Even though kashkaevsky variator set more vividly than Koleosa or Megan Coupe – the overall impression of the car is about the same: quiet ride without overloading Nissan is much closer than the extremely topical chase.
Engine, transmission and chassis “Japanese” work at the same unhurried pace. Trying to force the issue, and there is an arrhythmia. Engine lacks power, variable howls punching reinforced zvukozaschitu, steering with the attack on the turns “fonit” unnatural force that protects except by gross errors. Suspension allows a deep banks. Any questions and to the brakes. In the first half pedal drive pleases accuracy, with increased load sense of control is undermined. Fortunately, the car while continuing to actively slow down, but the ABS is activated too early and suddenly the driver.
Each of the two cars has a way to control the flow of fuel. There is a graphical ekonometr Nissan.
And Skoda – arrow-tip in the upper right corner of the display, which indicates the optimum time to change gear. In this crossover Czech consumes an average of 11 liters of fuel per 100 km, and Japanese – for a half liter more.
Steering commands to “Japanese” responds with a noticeable delay. A migrated silent blocks and more energy absorbers Qashqai not relieve the feeling of sagging amid collected Yeti. But Nissan is to stop the pursuit of “snowman”, as everything falls into place. Suspension comfort pleases, motor again finds common ground with the transmission, and even “lazy” drive not annoying. The whole thrill of driving a Nissan – at low speeds.