New SEAT León X-Perience Titan Desert braves the Sahara

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SEAT has taken the hatchback to the Sahara desert in Morocco and Algeria where temperatures can range from below zero to +60°C.

The SEAT León X-Perience Titan Desert has been tested on one of the most well-known dunes in the Sahara, the Erg Chebbi, which is 22km long, 5km wide, and has ridges that exceed 150m in height. The route through Errachidia, Morocco, took the car across a range of rocky terrain and sand.

The vehicle had to endure the Scirocco – a southeastern wind common in this area, which can carry dust particles that measure one micron – in order to ensure the passenger compartment is water and airtight.

Testing also saw the vehicle tackle sandstorms – another common weather phenomenon in desert areas – and drive on sand.

June 16, 2017

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