2020 CUPRA Ateca Review | Launch Control, POV Drive & Park Assist

 

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hey what’s up guys Syed here and today i
am in the 2020* Cupra Ateca

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so the reason why i don’t say SEAT is
because cupra is an

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independent brand that was created
from seat’s motor sports division so

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if you notice on this car there’s no
seat branding whatsoever it’s all

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cupra i know it’s a bit confusing
because you have the seat ateca and

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then this is the cupra ateca
but just remember that cupra is a

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standalone brand on its own
so some specs for this car this cupra

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ateca is an suv that comes with a
2-liter turbocharged engine producing

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300 horsepower, it’s actually the same engine you get in

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like the volkswagen gti and stuff so it comes with 300

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horsepower 400 newton meters of torque
mated to a 7-speed dsg transmission

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so this car does 0-100 in about 5.2 seconds partly thanks to the all-wheel drive

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system. fuel consumption on paper this
car is supposed to do about 13.5

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kilometers per liter but since i got the car i’ve been driving

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pretty fast

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uh because the sound exhaust is just so
good in

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cupra mode i’m gonna talk about that
later on but yeah i haven’t been driving

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like a normal person so my fuel
consumption isn’t going to be accurate

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so cupra says this car offers the performance of a premium

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segment vehicle and has no competitors
in its price segment

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which i have to agree with because this
car starts at about 179

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999 which is 180 000 basically
and if you try to find a 300 horsepower

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continental suv in this price range
you’re not going to find any i think the

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closest car that comes to this
is the Volvo xc40 T5 but that

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is a bit more expensive than this 180
plus thousand and that car is still 50

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horsepower down on this car that one has
about 250 horsepower this car has 300.

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so exterior wise i simply love the way
this car looks okay this

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is called the um crystal black i think
where’s the key

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with the logo with the cupra logo and
just the

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way that this car is designed it feels
as if like you know

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what a car would look like if a gaming
company designed it you know like

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the cupra logo just looks like some
assassin’s creed or some gaming

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company logo i don’t know but it just
looks like very gamer

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kind of car and if you look at the
exterior or the headlights you get a

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full LEDs you get a honeycomb grill on top you get

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a honeycomb grille on the
front bumper as well you get a cupra

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lettering below which you know is similar to like

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the audi quattro that kind of uh you
know lettering

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you get the quad exhaust at the back
19-inch alloy wheels as standard

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and this car even has illumination lights
so you know when you open your door

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and then there’s like a light shining
below on the floor with the car logo and

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stuff this car actually comes with that so you don’t have to like go to aliexpress to get it

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so overall yeah this car simply beautiful i love it and this car size wise right it’s about the same size as a

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nissan qashqai because i parked right
beside one

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and here’s the picture for comparison so
it’s about the same size as the nissan

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qashqai so it’s not like a
full-on big suv you know it’s a i would

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say like a mid-sized suv

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s o overall right the interior it’s not like you don’t get the sense that you’re in a

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luxury car per say and the reason i say that is because you

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do get some cheaper feeling
materials here and there so for example

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this part here right on this dashboard this

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is actually it’s not like hard plastic okay this is

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actually quite soft but i don’t know why for some reason

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they used like this kind of look it looks like the kind

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of hard plastics you get in entry-level japanese cars like in a

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vios or yaris. even over here you get the same kind of

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material as over here at the front dash it doesn’t look

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expensive or premium and same goes over here it’s just regular

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black plastic very similar to the kind you get in

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non-luxury cars basically another thing is infotainment

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screen here right it’s made of this like piano black or

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gloss black kind of finish and after
just one day it’s starting to become a

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fingerprint magnet and i can see all
my smudges because it’s touchscreen so

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you know this thing attracts a lot of
fingerprints and stuff like that however

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there are some nicer aspects to the interior so first off you

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get the chrome trims around the aircon
vents here

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you get this audi virtual cockpit
looking instrument display

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so it’s 10.2 inches across i believe and
it

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it works quite similar to an audi
virtual cockpit so you have all your

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different views you can toggle between like you know yeah you

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want your rpm control on the left you
want your speed on the right

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you know you want your navigation to be
in the middle and even the

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fuel gauge and the engine temperature
gauge

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very audi like, and i have to say the leather on the seats

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you can sort of feel the difference between like

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a full-on luxury brand like audi bmw
mercedes

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the leather that they use on their seats
is quite different from the one

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you can feel in this cupra ateca because

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you touch it immediately you know but i
mean it’s not like

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cheap looking or anything it’s still
leather

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it’s still leather seats you can see the
bolsters here are really big so it keeps

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you in place when you’re driving so yeah just i mean overall right the

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interior it’s a mix of both cheap looking

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materials and a bit more high-end materials but to

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be honest just it’s just an average looking

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interior in my opinion. so the best way i can summarize the

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interior of this car for you right
is that it’s a mix of audi volkswagen

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and toyota so you get elements of audi in the

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instrument cluster here and the steering
wheel

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volkswagen in the gear shifter and the
buttons in the center console

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and toyota with the cheaper looking materials here

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and here and here

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so next we go into the features the
features is where i think the

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cupra ateca really shines because this
car has a lot of features

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okay so for example you get your park
assist 360 degree camera which is

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very useful because there were times
where you know how you can’t really see

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the markings in the lot so you don’t know whether you are

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parking like within the lot properly and
the 360 camera really helps with this also

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comes with a beats sound system so the music quality is

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really good the bass is very strong
that’s the first thing i noticed

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when i turned on the radio in this car

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but this beats audio system is an option
okay you have to pay for it it doesn’t

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come by default with the car if you are an

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audio audiophile i think that’s what they call

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it? not pedophile can already
yeah if you’re an audiophile you’re

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gonna you’re gonna like the sound
quality in this car

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and this car also comes with apple
carplay and android auto but

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it’s the wired kind of apple carplay and
android auto which means you need

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a usb you need to plug in your usb to
your phone for it to work okay it won’t

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work wirelessly you get an electric
tailgate with virtual pedal so what that

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means is you know if you are carrying a
lot of stuff and you don’t

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your hands are not free to actually
reach out to the handle and open the

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tailgate you can actually wave
your feet under the car and the tailgate

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will open automatically
you get forward collision warning as

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well you get adaptive cruise control so
adaptive cruise control it will like

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sort of tack to the car in front of you
and it will just follow that car’s speed

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rear cross traffic alert so
let’s say you’re backing out of space

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and you can’t see the back and
this will actually help you keep a

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lookout so you know if there’s a car
coming by behind you

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auto dimming headlights so you won’t
like glare the other drivers on the

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other side of the road seven
airbags you get auto folding mirror so

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when you lock the car the mirrors will
fold up you get ambient lighting as well

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inside you know you can choose from
various colors not too many colors you

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get a wireless phone charger as well so
i tried it it works but wireless

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charging you know it’s a bit slow
actually not a bit it’s much slower than

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your cable charging so yeah in terms of
the instrument display

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the infotainment and the features right
this car comes with i think

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yeah those are the stronger points of
this car in addition to the

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performance which we’ll talk about later
on

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so practicality wise yeah it’s quite
practical i can fit like

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how many seat gave me i don’t know how
many water bottles

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so i can fit like quite a lot of these
small water bottles in the door bins

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here and you get the wireless charging

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tray if you’re not using it you can keep
your stuff here as well

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two cup holders this center console it’s
the opening is quite small but it’s

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quite deep in okay and the glove box seems to be

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about average size as well not too
big you get uh two sd card slots here

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you get a cd player as well i don’t know who you

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still use the cds anymore but yeah
with the driver seat in my original

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position i do get quite a lot of leg
room

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and i get a lot of head room as well and
because the

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center transmission tunnel isn’t that
big i believe you can fit three average

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sized adults in the back. boot space you get

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485 liters and you can knock down all
the rear seats to make even more room

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so performance is what this car is all
about

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and okay so first of all right the meter
goes all the way to 300 kilometers an

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hour and you get the quad exhaust at the back

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so you know this car means business

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launch control throttle

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(thrown back into my seat)

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in comfort mode the car feels very so
okay by the way there are like different

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driving modes there are
six driving modes i think yeah six

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comfort, sport, cupra, individual, off-road and snow the last

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two you probably wouldn’t even
use usually for me i put the car into

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comfort or cupra mode okay i don’t even bother

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with sports mode. comfort mode is you know like for your

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everyday driving the car is you can’t even you can’t really hear

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the exhaust that much feels like a regular car like a regular

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suv you know that you’re driving but when you put it into cupra mode

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right that’s where everything changes
so between three and four thousand RPMs

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is the sweet spot for the exhaust sound
so in my pov drive video

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i try to keep the revs between three and
four thousand for you guys so you can

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actually hear the exhaust sound cupra mode is

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where the party is at because in cupra mode

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you can feel the steering tighten up and it just

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gives you confidence to push this car to drive it

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fast because you know you have all-wheel
drive

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and with just the feeling that you get
from your steering wheel how tight it is

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it just gives you confidence to go fast
really this is cupra mode

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lovely stock exhaust

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any my concentration face

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you can hear the pops and crackles but
it’s a bit

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soft so it’s not immediately obvious i
don’t know whether the camera can pick

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up the pops but it’s there trust me it’s there

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but in cupra mode man the car like is
very responsive

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the engine brake in cupra mode is strong

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i’m keeping the rpms between three and
four thousand by the way

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and of course in cupra mode is where you
can do your launch control and in my pov

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video i did launch control a few times you can

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check it out the link will be below if the video is ready

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and i think also for a performance car
right i have to say that it is

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very comfortable it goes over bumps
really well apart from the comfort

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the car is also very quiet i don’t think the windows are double

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glazed but it’s just very quiet and there’s not a lot of wind

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noise i think there’s
hardly any wind noise road noise also

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not too bad the quietness of this car was one of

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the first things that i noticed when i first drove it so in

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terms of performance yeah you’re not going to be

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complaining with this car really at this price point with the performance

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and the features and all that i think its really good value for money

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fuel consumption i can’t really complain because i’ve been

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i haven’t been driving like a regular
person i’ve been

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i’ve been doing that the whole time so
um

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i am averaging about let me see
7.6 kilometers per liter

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driving like a madman i’m gonna do a
fuel consumption test a proper one

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if i can control my right foot

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and in some ways this car reminds me a
bit of the tiguan 2.0 r line because of the

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body shape the volkswagen looking
interior

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the performance if you want a Tiguan 2.0 R-Line but it’s too expensive then this

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is definitely a very very good alternative so yeah to sum up what i

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like about the car the looks, performance, features, value for

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money what i dislike about the car.. i think

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is the this the choice of materials that they

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use like the materials they use
they are not that bad you know but i

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don’t know why for some reason they
choose to make it look like this like

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this cheap looking plastic that’s the first

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thing second thing i would say if you want

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to make the car as good as it can
be then you have to pay for optional

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extras like the upgraded sound system
the sunroof you know sunroof is an

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option also on this car yeah i mean it’s the same scenario in a

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lot of other cars right you want it to
be

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as good as it can be you have to pay for
all the options so i’m really just

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nitpicking maybe another thing is this infotainment

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screen it’s a fingerprint magnet if you are

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looking for a luxury car vibe right i don’t think you’re gonna

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get it so much from this car because when you step

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into it you are reminded just looking around you’re reminded that

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you know this isn’t exactly a luxury car
so conclusion yeah it’s fantastic

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also this car comes with three years
plus two years extended warranty hundred

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thousand kilometers so you get a peace
of mind five years for the next five

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years after you buy this car and also at this price point right i

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don’t think there is any other car that comes close in terms of

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performance features so this car is unique in that at this

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price point it doesn’t really have any
competitors

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so what i think is if you are looking to
get this car

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just go down to the seat showroom just
test it for yourself and be blown away

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and yeah better get it before they increase their prices again so

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yep so thanks so much guys for watching
this review hope you enjoyed it do like

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Let’s Talk Parametric Dynamics Let’s face it, the main talking point about the 2020 Hyundai Avante will always be its exterior styling. Hyundai is building on the Sensuous Sportiness design identity, and introduced the ‘Parametric Dynamics’ design language for the...