Half a century ago, the auto industry of our neighbors began with our ZISs, and now we are buying their cars and buses. A typical Chinese is the Golden Dragon Grand Cruiser XML 6129 coach bus.
The Gold Raptor is not really gold, other colors are possible. The quality of the painting is quite decent, nothing puffs and does not peel. Double-glazed windows are slightly tinted. There is also a national flavor - instead of thick birch plywood, the floor is made of something bamboo, and, as they say, is quite durable.
The hatches of the luggage compartment (volume 9.5mz) are opened from the key fob. He pressed the button - and gas-filled stops smoothly opened the womb of the "dragon". A long crank handle is fixed on its front wall. What for? After all, to crank up a diesel engine, a dozen Chinese need to hang on it … It turns out that the ratchet mechanism for raising the spare wheel is turned on it. But there is no tool box, by our standards the tanks are small - two of 150 each, and the washer reservoir holds less than three liters.
The location of the engine is traditionally for tourist buses - in the rear overhang. Chinese diesel engines in Russia have not yet earned unconditional trust. Buyers prefer licensed, Cummins or Hino.