The tennis player drives a plug-in hybrid Ceed Tourer, a model that “continues to surprise him” with each passing day “how little noise it makes and how confident it is. It looks like you are in a spaceship. I am delighted”
Daniel Caverzaschi, a professional tennis player, has been national number 1 for 5 years, is among the World Top 20 and has achieved Paralympic in London 2012 and Rio 2016. At 27 years old he is sincere about the fact that «I was never a great connoisseur or passionate about the cars, but since I became part of the Kia family I have been discovering a lot about cars and
cultivating a new interest in the sector», He explains to ABC.
He has only had a driving license for seven years, at the age of 20, and “He has his story!” «I studied the race in England, and I started to prepare my license in the last year of university (driving on the left, yes). I failed the practical the first time, and the point is that afterwards I did not have much margin because I had already finished university and I was moving back to Spain shortly after. So I reintroduced myself, and I remember that my final flight back to Spain was the next day, so
I had all the pressure to pass that exam yes or yes (if not, it would have been a drama to have to come back just to take a card exam). Good thing I passed it the second time! We went to a McDonalds Drive-Thru to celebrate, I remember, “explains the tennis player.
He also remembers his first long trip, “the day after having the Kia Ceed I went alone from Madrid to Barcelona, which at that time lived in the CAR of Sant Cugat, and it was a good little trip to adapt to the new car”, he adds.
After driving “at least a couple of years with the Sportage”, he currently drives the Ceed Tourer PHEV (plug-in hybrid), a model that stands out, first of all, “that it is a plug-in hybrid, which is clearly the future, and living in the center of Madrid is perfect. I am adjusting that it is lower than the Sportage, however it is longer and has more trunk, and when I start with the long trips to tournaments, I think more things will come in. It also continues to surprise me (I have been a few days still) how little noise it makes and the security it gives you. It looks like you are in a spaceship. I am delighted », details Caverzaschi.
In fact, he does not hesitate to point out that this vehicle responds “and more” to what you expected before purchasing it. “With every car that I have been able to drive, I have seen the constant innovations in the automotive industry and it is amazing the amount of performance a car can offer today and the technology behind it.”
When choosing a premium car «a combination» of aesthetics, mechanics and emissions, although for the professional «space is essential, and emissions are increasingly important to me. He is one of those who prefers to be behind the wheel, what is more, he considers himself a good driver, »I imagine they all say the same thing, but I really think so!«; although as a passenger he considers himself quite confident.
Finally, Caverzaschi is one of those who think that a car says a lot about its owner: «The exterior may be yes, but the interior much more. They did a report on me not long ago in my car and they found several things that define me … among them rackets, balls and wheel covers obviously, but also tools, a banana peel (of the day, I promise you). It was very funny, “he concludes.
Engine and power: 1.6 GDI PHEV and 141 hp Average consumption: from 1.5 l / 100km (WLTP) Measurements (length / width / height, in meters): 4.6 / 1.8 / 1.46 Luggage compartment: from 437 liters up to 1,506 (with rear seats folded) Maximum speed: 171 km / h Acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h: 10.8 seconds Price: 37,875 euros (not including discounts or MOVES)