To develop a new model as the SEAT Ateca many tests are needed. Especially in a product that is already a success for the brand, despite the problems of recognition in our country with one of its versions. Now that there is already a solution by installing a SCR system that injects AdBlue, they wanted us to show as it was the preparation of the SUV before its arrival on the market. To ensure the reliability of this model it has subjected to some extreme test.
A team of 50 engineers took 40 cars to test them. In total, would be 80 test would be carried out over a period of three weeks to check that everything was in place. The site chosen was a desert area in the South of Spain, where the Ateca would expose to extreme temperatures of up to 45 degrees. During these sessions covered a total distance of 25,000 km, an examination of the most demanding that placed the car in trouble.
Thanks to this video we can see some of the tests that passed the Ateca SEAT. Among them we see a test of trailer control, to improve the stability of the car when you are towing something. Also a test of traction and controlled descent where he confronts slopes up to 35% to test the Hill Descent Control. You can not miss the proof Klapper, to prevent nuisance noise reaching the cockpit from the SUV.
Most of these tests take place off-road. Specifically becomes a test of gravel, in which SEAT Ateca consumes 3,000 kilometers to ensure the resistance of the vehicle. As a curious note there is a dust suction test, where a vehicle going ahead creating dust and serves to check the life of the air filter. Thanks to all this is left nothing to chance and they ensure that everything is correct in the new SUV.
Source – SEAT