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A new Chinese crossover: the price — just below 1 million

Recently in Russia began selling FAW Besturn X40. This is the second crossover in the Russian automobile lineup after the FAW X80 Besturn. New slightly smaller, lighter and with a smaller motor.Ilya Pimenov “Behind the wheel”

“Sorokovka” was launched in China in the spring of 2017, under the name of Senya R7. “Senja” was the best-selling crossover FAW. Width X40 — like a Hyundai Creta. The length, height and wheelbase is a couple of inches more. However, the Chinese recorded his competitors Chery Tiggo 4 and Changan CS35.

On Cretu, Renault Kaptur and Lada XRAY while swings and it is reasonable. Who among us knows about cars FAW? Unit. The emblem with the winged ones is found only in trucks.

FAW is the First Automotive Works, the First automobile plant. In the early 50‑ies of the last century it helped to build zilovskoe professionals. At first the Chinese license produced Soviet trucks and cars in the nineties organized an Assembly of German and Japanese cars. Gradually, the pioneer of the Chinese automobile industry has turned into a powerful Corporation.

The interior is quite comfortable, but everywhere — cheap, thin and hollow plastic with traditional Chinese machines smell (though quite easy).The interior is quite comfortable, but everywhere — cheap, thin and hollow plastic with traditional Chinese machines smell (though quite easy).

To devices no complaints — except for the indestructible glare on the glass.To devices no complaints — except for the indestructible glare on the glass.

Rear view camera transmits 8-inch display a clear picture even in twilight. Dynamic Parking layout no.Rear view camera transmits 8-inch display a clear picture even in twilight. Dynamic Parking layout no.

The ventilation system is simple: the desired temperature and the fan speed have to put two washers, focusing on feelings, not on figures.The ventilation system is simple: the desired temperature and the fan speed have to put two washers, focusing on feelings, not on figures.

The Besturn sub-brand appeared relatively recently: so called models on the platform Mostovskoy “six”. Although X40 “truck” is another. However, look at X40 in the front — remind you of anything?

The quality of the fit and color body panels no questions. Chromium in measure. Warranty five years or 100 000 km.

Do you have a light?

Engine working volume of 1.6 liters develops in the Russian version 108 HP at 5500 rpm and 155 N·m at 3600 rpm Is shestnadtsatiletnij aspirated series СА4GB16, with aluminum block and dual overhead camshafts. In fact, a modern version of volkswagenesque engine that was put on German cars in the nineties.

The bottom is also a classic: McPherson front suspension and torsion beam rear. The chassis is the same as the sedan B30, created on the PQ32 platform, where did Corradо Volkswagen, Golf, Jetta, Seat Toledo and. I like the old golfowego, “the cart” like. I drove Besturn X40 about 300 km, mostly on twisty roads and have fun. On a large cobblestone and broken asphalt harsh, smooth, great. But for myself, I would replace the regular 17‑inch tires Wanli Harmonic something more thoroughbred and tenacious. And preferably less noisy.

It’s a shock: in the Chinese car — normal front seats! Pillows of sufficient length, good profile of the back — I even felt something German… And faux is pure China.It’s a shock: in the Chinese car — normal front seats! Pillows of sufficient length, good profile of the back — I even felt something German… And faux is pure China.

Steering with electric power steering is configured successfully. The machine responds to a small deflection, gravity had bagels as much as you need, and it is comfortable to grip. Creta has not yet, but close.

The engine is combined with 5-speed manual transmission or 6-speed automatic Aisin. I have traveled to “automatic” X40 demand will probably be higher. It is clearly for the driver: in the “kickdown” more noise than acceleration. Engineers need to work with the settings of the transmission and remove the delay when changing gears.

All-wheel drive and never will be — only the front. Ground clearance of 180 mm allows you to move out on a country road, but no more. Average fuel consumption on my route — 8.6 l/100 km.

The three of us closely behind. Together much better: there is enough space and in the legs, and over my head.The three of us closely behind. Together much better: there is enough space and in the legs, and over my head.

Vehicle decent. In the top — front seats heated (driver — electric), sunroof, electric Windows and mirrors, multimedia system with 8-inch display and a rearview camera. Although the camera is not particularly necessary: the rear view mirror wide rear window — as the window. Visibility is trouble-free. Brakes — disc. Electronics presents a scattering systems: anti-lock, brake force distribution, stability and traction control. In the body structure — reinforcing elements of high strength steels. All Chinese crash tests by the method of C‑NCAP new X40 was held for five stars.

How much?

Available configuration Basic (949 000), MT Luxury (999 000 rubles) and Luxury AT (1 049 000 rubles): the distance is small. In China, Besturn X40 is, in terms of our, from to 654 000 1 102 000 rubles (the range is considerably greater), but the cheap version in Russia has decided not to carry. These prices partly justifies the impressive set of equipment. The Deluxe version from the basic feature of the system of exchange rate stability and assistance when starting off on an incline, sunroof electric, multifunction steering wheel, soft-close-automatic for driver’s door glass, 12‑volt outlet in the cabin, six speakers, rear view camera, Keyless entry and engine start, cruise control (Luxury MT) and motor protection (in Luxury AT). It is important that the machine configuration is Basic is only available with a manual transmission.

FAW Besturn Besturn ATFAW X40 X40 1.6 1.6 AT

I think that the prices and specifications will have to adjust. And to continue the development of a dealer network: now there are 39 centres in 2020 will be about fifty, but for serious work on the Russian market is not enough. As they say, strike while the iron on the spot. And when you see money — do not waste time.

A modern exterior, comfortable cabin, good handling The lack of dynamics, cheap plastic, neraskruchenny brand

FAW Besturn X40 1.6 AT

Length / width / height / base 4310 / 1780 / 1680 / 2600 mmtrunk Volume (VDA) 375/1525 lCurb weight 1290 kgEngine diesel, P4, 16 valve 1598 cm3; of 79.5 kW / 108 HP at 5500 rpm; 155 nm at 3,600 rpmFuel / fuel AI‑92 / 50 lfuel Consumption: fuel consumption combined 6.9 l / 100 kmDriveline front-wheel drive; the A6

A new Chinese crossover: the price — just below 1 millionby Chinese crossover: the price — a little lower than 1 millionto: George Cages

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