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Chinese crossover Lifan Myway — test drive “Behind the wheel”

Look to the new seven-seater the Lifan on the roads of Astrakhan region.

Lifan Myway doing in Russia: SKD organised at the plant Derways in Cherkessk.Lifan Myway doing in Russia: SKD organised at the plant Derways in Cherkessk.

Lifan Myway

Length / width / height / base 4440 / 1760 / 1730 / 2720 mmtrunk Volume (VDA) 295-2188 lCurb weight 1515 kgEngine diesel, R4, 16 valves, 1794 cm3; 92 kW / 125 HP at 6000 rpm;, 161 nm at 4200-4400 rpmMaximum speed 160 km/hFuel / fuel : AI-95 / 50 lfuel Consumption: combined cycle 7.6 l/100 kmDriveline rear-wheel drive; M5

Remember the famous song of Frank Sinatra My way — “My way”? In the case of the same crossover the Chinese really went his own path.

Lifan Myway is built on a rear-wheel drive chassis passenger van with monocoque body, independent rear suspension, solid axle and longitudinal arrangement of the motor. You can, of course, to call this classic layout, but I think its outdated and not the most successful for our conditions. Such a scheme could partly be explained by the four-wheel drive, but it is not and never will be. Chinese machines for the domestic market rear wheel drive scheme is used at every step, that’s Lifan and “tie” it to the back of the crossover. Turned out, in General. nice, and a good niche on our market is not so much a seven-seater machines, and in the budget class is only close in size Largus.

Two-tone interior is pleasant. The touch 7-inch display shows image from rear view camera.Two-tone interior is pleasant. The touch 7-inch display shows image from rear view camera.

Air conditioning — basic equipment. The manufacturer calls dual-zone climate system, but second-row passengers can adjust only the intensity of the airflow.Air conditioning — basic equipment. The manufacturer calls dual-zone climate system, but second-row passengers can adjust only the intensity of the airflow.

However, Myway is able to take on Board seven probation. In the third row can accommodate only children — the place is small, the sofa is very low. But I’m not sure the kids will want to live there, after a review close massive rear roof pillars. To get yourself to the gallery children are also unlikely to be able to see the path, it is necessary to discard the portion of the sofa of the second row, putting a lot of effort.

With seven-seat layout in the boot for Luggage is 295 “passport” l, although, at a glance, this will include a couple of packages from the supermarket. The rest will eat a set of the motorist and other necessary small things that have nowhere to go — underground no. If the third row folded, the trunk volume increased to 1038 litres. Could be more, but just lie back on the pillows and take up too much space. However, the third row can be removed and put into the garage.

The sofa of the second row divided in the ratio 40:60, each part moves in the longitudinal direction in a sufficiently wide range. I asked a colleague athletic build and growth 195 cm to adjust itself under the driver’s seat and when he sat down “man for himself”, before kneeling place left a bit, but over my head is enough. In General, the closeness of complain about sin. The driver’s seat is height adjustable and the steering wheel is tilt.

Seats the second row are regulated in the longitudinal direction, the range is wide. You can change the angle of inclination of the back. To enter the back seat need to recline, putting a lot of effort.Seats the second row are regulated in the longitudinal direction, the range is wide. You can change the angle of inclination of the back. To enter the back seat need to recline, putting a lot of effort.

Alternatives to the gasoline engine working volume of 1.8 liter and 5-speed mechanics yet (but promised machine gun). Its 125 forces the engine develops closer to 6000 rpm, and maximum torque 161 N·m is available in a narrow range 4200-4400 rpm For curb machine weighing more than a ton and a half God knows what. For a quiet travel in the car is empty enough, but a loaded motor has to spin up to Redline. The annoying roar of the engine permeates the cabin, and the consumption of gasoline easily exceeds 10 liters per hundred.

Transfer included is imperfect, but I hope that a defect in a specific car: later on, I drove on the other — and everything was fine. Require habits brakes: pedal travel is huge, dose efforts difficult. Steering is also not so hot: do not Shine informative, especially in the near-zero zone.

But most of all disappointed in the suspension: she seems determined only on good asphalt, and in the Astrakhan region, where passed our test with this problem. Local road, or rather what was left of them, generously dotted with holes, and the situation is similar in many other regions of our country, where will be prescribed a large part Lifanov. The suspension copes with small and medium-sized defects of the coating, but before the larger frankly passes and front trigger to rebound. Rear resist a little more confident, but also meet periodically with limiters.

The two rear seat rows can be folded, but they take up too much space. Underground no. Full-size spare wheel fixed on the outside, underneath.The two rear seat rows can be folded, but they take up too much space. Underground no. Full-size spare wheel fixed on the outside, underneath.

Surprisingly, despite the lack of all-wheel drive, Maybee can be relatively confident to go off the asphalt. He has a good accessibility: short overhangs, ground clearance — 192 mm, according to the manufacturer. I’m at the lowest point, under the exhaust system, he measured even more — 199 mm., an electronic simulation of differential lock: it is disabled when the system stabilizing the car even copes with diagonal hanging out.

So is the game worth the candle? The car does not leave the impression cheap DIY, and equipment not poor. For Myway in a unique and rather generous configuration please 829 900 rubles, and for Largus Cross in seven-seater version — 699 900 rubles. The difference is significant, but Myway offers ESP, two airbags, Keyless entry and push button engine start, leather (leatherette), two-tone interior, multimediasystem with 7-inch touch screen, rearview camera and alloy wheels.

This view is the least advantageous: the 16‑inch wheels seem disproportionately small. Now the issue of the installation of 17‑inch.This view is the least advantageous: the 16‑inch wheels seem disproportionately small. Now the issue of the installation of 17‑inch.

So “your way” to the purse of the buyer Myway chose the right — from the start of sales (mid-September) until the end of 2017, the dealers expect to sell about 1200 cars. It could be more, but the quota of vehicle sets for SKD Assembly Lifanov at the plant Derways in Cherkessk limited. So — a rare case in our times — the demand for Myway now exceeds supply and in some regions it even has a waiting list for two to three weeks. To take you?

Chinese crossover Lifan Myway — test drive “Behind the wheel”of Chinese crossover Lifan Myway — test drive “Behind the wheel”Photo: Leonov, Paul “the wheel”

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