Design Tiida was bright and distracting from the overall concept of style lineup. Design communication with the machine of the previous generation almost traced, except that in both cases are not designated claims for sportiness. The exterior – low window-sill line, greater than all the competitors, height, high profile wheels and a long front overhang, the cabin – too soft filling seats, simple but well-read dashboard. There are also original design moves. I liked the LED head optics top version Tekna, the spokes in the wheels, like a symbol solstice and spectacularly curved aerodynamic elements in the rear bumper – a precursor to the utilitarian add emotion.
Places in the cabin were more due to wheelbase corresponding to the canons of the next size class (2700 mm versus 2603 mm predecessor). Several interior parts, from numerous offices for the small things to the adjustable center armrest and ventilation deflectors back row, not peculiar to reinforce the model of the previous generation a feeling of solidity. However, for the opportunity to sit at ease in the back row had to pay a modest amount of luggage – only 307 liters.
Now nissan hatchback car is perceived as a high-end – in part because of the abundance of soft plastic in the decoration, but also because of the rich electronic filling, available in top performances. Standard equipment (equipment Welcome) includes multi-function steering wheel, tripcomputer, front and rear windows, ABS and ESP, mirrors electric and heated. Air conditioning, heated front seats, audio system and Bluetooth wireless technology has become available with the following equipment Comfort. A top-end version (complete sets of all seven) boast dual-zone climate control, rain and light sensors, keyless access to the interior, electrically folding mirrors and other benefits.
Yet some aspects in the layout and the list of optional equipment could be optimized. For example, I do not understand what prevented provide sofa cross hatches, get rid of “steps”, which is formed by folding the rear seats (for this you need to offer customers an optional “dokatku” instead of the regular full-size “spare wheel”) and provide the opportunity to order leather upholstery, available for the Sentra. And how good it was at the Micra and Note sliding back sofa, which can be moved on the slide back and forth! New Tiida can counter this unless the loading area in 1319 liters, formed by folding the second row seats.
On the driver’s seat you feel very comfortable. The seat has a wide range of adjustment, the driver can either sit low in the sports car or high as in a minivan, the steering wheel is adjusted in two planes. An overview of all right, especially in high-end trim, equipped with rear-view camera. On-Board Computer, you can check by using the keys on the steering wheel, and the lever “mechanics” lies precisely in the arm. For ergonomic shortcomings, I would mention that the location did the tuner exterior mirrors in the blind spot.
But the main advantage of the new Tiida – is, of course, the suspension is equally mild and energy-intensive. Small, medium and even large holes that occasionally come across in the course of the test on the roads of Georgia, the car simply did not notice. This comfortable setting chassis not resulted in a sled nesobrannost. Hechtbek stands confidently on the curve, not prowl at high speed and nodding when braking, and the buildup of any kind is hardly noticeable. In short, if someone picks up yourself hatchback of a golf class for driving on the roads of varying quality, the best option in the segment is hard to find.
Steering gear engineers have done, in my opinion, longish (3.3 turns from lock to lock). To make a turn, the wheel should be heartily twist, but the reactions of the car to control and smooth quiet action. Information on the rim exhaustive only when driving in a straight line and in a relatively smooth turn. Prohvatit on streamers, and the first “stud” in near-zero position, there has been an information gap. Nevertheless, driving Tiida feel confident. To emphasize this, the organizers staged a theatrical Georgian test – horsemen offer drivers overtake a fast pace dozen cones. Rights of passengers in this was not to spill the wine from the glass he held in his outstretched hand. Get quick, cones do not break, and poured a couple of drops of household “red”.
Select the engine for the new Tiida will not work – the car is equipped with only a 1.6-liter 117-horsepower gasoline engine, familiar to many models of the brand. But two transmissions – a choice. The machine, equipped with a stepless variator, ideal for use in the city. The transmission is configured so as to provide good traction in the midrange. Reactions to the kick-down living, but with the acceleration of the box is too linear and too sluggish. The situation could improve the manual mode, in which the simulated mechanical switch, but it is not available from the variator. We have the position of the selector L (low number of simulation programs) and sport mode. However, with the help Tiida is not able to provide rapid acceleration to 120 km / h, which can be a problem when overtaking on the motorway. In addition, the algorithm maintain the sport mode of the box is not completely “honest”: the kick-down transmission willingly discards multiple virtual stages, but during prolonged overtaking can suddenly reduce turnover, and the attack, as they say, drown.
The car with a 5-speed manual transmission offers greater control over acceleration – you just switch on time “down”, maintaining the engine at peak thrust and downhill descents “mechanics” protects the brakes – again with the involvement of low transmission. The process of switching, too, came to taste – moves the arm are not large, the transfer included clearly and quickly. Not only the setting like the clutch pedal – the last long stroke and very informative.
However, even a hatchback with the “mechanics” does not make “Japanese” in a sports hatch – at high speeds get more noise than acceleration. Though about noise – it just to be witty. Noise in the car is surprisingly good. Already mentioned roar of the engine at high speeds – The only thing she cannot cope. Finally, a compliment to do the brakes: the car is slowing down steadily and predictably, so doubly a shame that his opportunity when accelerating on the highway are small.
The fact that the nature of the Tiida has turned out not quite militant, is to blame not only engineers, as marketers. They address the novelty couples aged 35 to 45 years old! Aggressive driving, such drivers are rarely practiced, but the value in the machine space, modern electronic stuffing and a smooth ride.
My expectations were even surpassed car. It is perfectly suited for everyday driving in the city and peaceful movements to the country or on vacation and at the same time looks stylish.
In short, the ratio of “price-quality” new Tiida – a very attractive product.