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Reason: presentation of the compact crossover Brilliance V3.
Venue: Shenyang, China.
Impressions: the first Chinese car appeared in the editorial office “Behind the Wheel” in 2005. If you count how many cars have passed through our hands since then, it would probably be enough for a solid motorcade. However, the mass machine, which was at least a little closer in terms of price / quality to the Renault Logan, was not there and never is. And here’s the paradox: most Chinese automakers in their partners at home are closely related to famous car brands, and as it comes to an authentic product, a stone flower does not come out.
Brilliance Auto showed its first car to the world in 2000. Three years later, the joint venture of BMW Brilliance Automotive was founded. This brief excursion into history suggests that the appearance of the flagship models - the H530 sedan and the V5 crossover - was copied from the Bavarian three-wheel drive and X1 not according to the Chinese tradition of shameless borrowing, but, apparently, by acquaintance.
150 hp 16-valve 1.5-liter engine They will put on V3 and V5 crossovers, as well as on the H530 sedan. Torque - 220 Nm at 4500 rpm. 150 hp 16-valve 1.5-liter engine They will put on V3 and V5 crossovers, as well as on the H530 sedan. Torque - 220 Nm at 4500 rpm. 150 hp 16-valve 1.5-liter engine They will put on V3 and V5 crossovers, as well as on the H530 sedan. Torque - 220 Nm at 4500 rpm. Compact crossover V3, presented at the recent Shanghai Motor Show, it is difficult to suspect plagiarism BMW X1. Design designed by Pininfarina. However, you won’t get away from the familiar note-taking notes - the radiator grill reminds you of who are the ancestors. Although not, the crossover profile is very similar to the Evoque, especially in the area of the rear pillars. The new supercharged gasoline 1.5-liter engine develops 150 forces. The engine is the pride of the company, because earlier on most models they installed the old Japanese Mitsubishi 4A92S with a volume of 1.6 liters. Representatives of the technical center of the company steadily reminded that they themselves did all this. In their homeland there is a 136-horsepower version, but for us there will be only the most powerful engine. At the factory test site, they weren’t allowed to ride much on the novelty, but subjectively, all these 150 “horses” of the front-wheel drive crossover were not very full: it took me about 12-13 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h. Maybe the fault is the 5-speed Korean automatic transmission? After energetically pressing the gas, by no means fast seconds passed before the crossover began to accelerate noisily.
Brilliance V3 Brilliance V3 Brilliance V3 As a result, the car left behind a double feeling. It seems that it rides on the asphalt quietly, rulits within reason, the plastic of the cabin does not smell stupid, the double contrasting line on the visor of the instruments and on the perimeter of the seats is thin, and not on the forehead, reminds of BMW. But the rear suspension! The torsion beam rumbled frantically while passing the Belgian pavement. Quite modest turns forced the Chinese tires to squeal heart-rendingly, one of the seat belt locks fell apart during a short test drive, the decorative molding on the front passenger door moved away. Chinese experts retorted that, they say, this car is not new, but a range driven horse - goods and conveyors, they say, are much more decent. I would agree with their arguments if 1799 km were not on the subject’s odometer. Prospects: when the Brilliance V3, which will be assembled at the Derways plant in Cherkessk, appears on our market, Nissan Juke, Ford EcoSport, Honda HR-V, Hyundai ix25 and, finally, our Lada X-RAY will rule it ! And this is not counting the "countrymen" Chery, Geely and FAW - all of them also offer crossovers in our market. Will he take root or will not be able to leave a bright and memorable mark about himself?
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