2008 Seat Cordoba | new car review

Posted on Jun 25, 2009 by

One of the oldest models
in ’s line-up, the Cordoba has yet to get the style treatment
meted out to its other siblings. The line-up
includes the new 1.4 with an output of 85 bhp, replacing the 75bhp
manual model. There is also a model with 100bhp output from the same
1.4-litre power train. The top spec model is the 1.6-litre with
105bhp and 153Nm of torque. Both manual and automatic transmissions
are available. As like the rest of the models in the line-up, the
Cordoba also is available in three trim levels – Reference,
Stylance and Sport.

But it’s not just the
engine that has changed. The interior of the Cordoba has also
undergone something of a transformation courtesy of an array of
detail modifications, most notably in terms of the quality of the
materials used which are now softer and more pleasant to the touch.
The same improvement in quality and styling is mirrored in the colour
scheme for the seat upholstery and paneling as well as in the new
steering wheel and gear levers. Like the Ibiza, the Seat Cordoba also
adds a port for connecting an iPod, a USB memory stick (pen drive) or
an MP3 player with a USB connection, to its list of optional extras.

Standard equipment
includes ABS, driver and front passenger airbags, electro-hydraulic
power steering, front power windows with one-touch control,
remote-controlled central locking, radio/CD player with six speakers,
among others.

Now showing its age when
compared to the athletic models from the Seat stable, the Cordoba
really seems dour faced and out of sync with the rest of the range.
There are rumours that the Cordoba might be dropped after the 2008
model year and a new model might take its place.

Technical Specifications
Engine1.4-litre 4-Cyl1.6-litre 4-Cyl
Power85/100 Bhp105 Bhp
Torque105 Nm153 Nm
Price Range

Starts from UAE Dirhams 50,000 – upto 63,000*



* Prices are indicative and may vary at
the time of purchase. All prices are ex-Dubai showrooms. Please check
with your local dealer for current prices and offers.


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