KIA Ceed Tourer
Moose Test The first attempt, in which the driver still does not know how the car will react, was made at an entrance speed of only 73 km/h, instead of the 77 km/h that we always aim to. Even though we moved one of the cones of the first lane, completing the exercise was easy because the vehicle did not have violent reactions and the ESC came into action correctly, reducing the speed considerably. Oddly enough, the Ceed Tourer did not react with slight suspension bounces, which did appear on the 5 door Ceed. The tires of both cars were the same brand, size and were inflated to the same pressures. The highest entrance speed at which we managed to complete the exercise without hitting cones was 73 km/h. It is a lower speed that the one we achieved with the Skoda Octavia Combi or the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack, for example. However, the reactions of the Ceed were better than the ones of those cars and similar to what we described earlier: safe, progressive and easy to control, although not nimble. In other attempts at higher speeds we did not manage to avoid the cones because the lateral slip of the tires was bigger and this prevented us from entering the cone lanes without hitting them. The body roll was always moderate, and the steering was precise and informative enough. Slalom The changes of direction were not particularly fast on this exercise. The body roll, again, was moderate, and the ESC came into action effectively as the speed got higher.