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New Hyundai Solaris select the optimal modification

The newcomer went on sale in February, by the summer the hype has died down and it’s time for thoughtful purchases. Time to find out which version of Solaris is the most preferred.

Hexagonal grille as other modern Hyundai models. Chrome bezel grille — the prerogative of the top version of Elegance. Fog lights are available from high configuration Comfort.Hexagonal grille as other modern Hyundai models. Chrome bezel grille — the prerogative of the top version of Elegance. Fog lights are available from high configuration Comfort.

Version and modification

Solaris last generation in Russia was offered with two petrol atmospheric engines: 1.6 MPi (123 HP) and a 1.4 MPi (107 HP). The least popular version according to the results of 2016 became the basic model with a 4-speed automatic transmission (12% of sales). Most actively bought 1.6 with a gun (47%), which is understandable: three years ago, with the restyling of the model in a couple of this motor began to put the 6-speed boxes (both manual and automatic) that contributed to lower fuel consumption. Korean engines are traditionally not inclined to save, so the buyer has met innovation to cheer.

The interior of hard, but quality plastic. The build quality does not cause problems. To the top versions available multimedia system with 7-inch touchscreen, support for Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and navigation from Tom-Tom.The interior of hard, but quality plastic. The build quality does not cause problems. To the top versions available multimedia system with 7-inch touchscreen, support for Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and navigation from Tom-Tom.
Devices — almost like crossover Hyundai Creta. Only instead of the electronic “dice” coolant temperature and fuel supply to a normal arrow. The readings are read perfectly.Devices — almost like crossover Hyundai Creta. Only instead of the electronic “dice” coolant temperature and fuel supply to a normal arrow. The readings are read perfectly. On the previous generation of the model picture with the rear camera displayed on a salon mirror, and the image was of a matchbox. The top versions of the new Solaris will be envied by almost all the neighbors on the segment. Markings on the image dynamic.On the previous generation of the model picture with the rear camera displayed on a salon mirror, and the image was of a matchbox. The top versions of the new Solaris will be envied by almost all the neighbors on the segment. Markings on the image dynamic. Heated front seats — as before, two — stage (from Crete, for example, three-stage). But button is the heated steering wheel moved to the center console. On Solaris the first generation, it had to be sought in the area of the left knee of the driver.Heated front seats — as before, two — stage (from Crete, for example, three-stage). But button is the heated steering wheel moved to the center console. On Solaris the first generation, it had to be sought in the area of the left knee of the driver.

The layout of this year by a new generation of Solaris shows that the most powerful version with a gun only strengthened its position, but the execution is 1.6 “handle” on the contrary, is losing popularity — consumers increasingly pay attention to the basic motor, which, in our opinion, fully justified. The fact that if 123-HP engine with the change of generations the model is not changed, the base motor is a completely different, technically more advanced series Kappa. The old unit 1.4 Gamma came to the plant near St. Petersburg from China, the current 1.4 Kappa comes from Europe. For many buyers, this is a powerful argument for the purchase because 1.6-litre engine, continue to supply from China.

The engine and box

A four-speed automatic sent to the dustbin of history. Now only six steps.A four-speed automatic sent to the dustbin of history. Now only six steps.

The power of the new 1.4-liter engine of its predecessor… fell! The error is: the unit is certified in Russia under 99,66 HP is 107, so now the owner of the basic version will pay less tax than the owner of Solaris 1.6. Did it affect the dynamics? Yes, with multi-directional: the “manual” version (here now 6-speed instead of 5) was slower, but 1.4 6АКП (it was a 4 speed), on the contrary, faster. Moreover, as shown by the first test drives, now the basic model for the automatic gearbox consumes significantly less fuel and, most importantly, almost equal in efficiency to the “manual” version. It is the result of the updated system of adjustment of phases: before you put it only on the intake camshaft, now on both. Unlike other types of automatic gearbox, modern hydromechanical machines show high reliability, and Korean boxes here do not lag behind others. Finally, the “weight” of these units attached to their origin: the Russian Hyundai plant they come from Korea.

Dramatically improved towing capabilities of the new 1.4-liter motor: maximum torque is shifted from 5000 rpm up to 4000, so now there is no need to spin the crankshaft as much as before. By and large, the difference between the basic and powerful motors is so decreased that feel it can only under a heavy load of car, for example, when in the cabin there are four man, and even with the suitcases in the trunk. In all other cases, no need for the 1.6-liter engine no.

A choice of two engines: the well-known 1.6-liter aspirated power of 123 HP or a brand new 1.4-liter Kappa engine family, outstanding 99,6 HP Both engines can be combined with a 6-speed mechanics or machine.A choice of two engines: the well-known 1.6-liter aspirated power of 123 HP or a brand new 1.4-liter Kappa engine family, outstanding 99,6 HP Both engines can be combined with a 6-speed mechanics or machine.

As for durability, both units have relatively simple construction, and both with proper care should not cause the owner trouble and without fail will run more than 200 thousand Note another advantage of the new Kappa 1.4 — chain drive timing as in 1.6. The previous version was not like this.

Thus: the owner of the basic version will save on transportation tax and on fuel, with virtually no lose in dynamics. Therefore, the difference in price between the versions is equal to 25 thousand rubles, you can safely put on the insurance in the first year of operation.

The seat is a little tougher than the first-generation machine. But the geometry of the landing almost did not change.The seat is a little tougher than the first-generation machine. But the geometry of the landing almost did not change. According to representatives of Hyundai, the tribes become larger by 25 mm, the shoulders when landing the three — to 10 mm. according to representatives of Hyundai, the tribes become larger by 25 mm, the shoulders when landing the three — to 10 mm.

In comparison with a compartment Solaris last generation boot added 10 l, “bloated” up to 480 litres. Significantly increased aperture width (15 to 20 cm, depending on measuring points). And a big part of the split rear seatback is now on the right side behind the front passenger seat. Absolutely logical step!In comparison with a compartment Solaris last generation boot added 10 l, “bloated” up to 480 litres. Significantly increased aperture width (15 to 20 cm, depending on measuring points). And a big part of the split rear seatback is now on the right side behind the front passenger seat. Absolutely logical step!

Brake

And there you have the basic version’s obvious shortcomings? Yes, this is rear drum brakes that put (depending on configuration) and modification of 1.6. Alas, the rear “disks” to modify Solaris 1.4 not provided. Meanwhile, as shown by the tests, the settings of the brake pedal on versions with disc brakes much more comfortable immediately at the beginning of the stroke of the pedal the car begins to slow down, but on versions with rear drums need to immediately proimity pedal volgoda. This kind of “protection” with the softening of the drive engineers staged deliberately, after all the drum arrangements are inherently prone to jamming. In fact, we recommend you to splurge and put the disks owners of older versions of Solaris 1.4, although they are available as options, but only in the Safety pack (40 thousand rubles), which still need to buy the Winter pack (40 thousand rubles).

Configuration and options

With the power unit decided: 1.4 6AT. And what about the trim levels, of which there are three: Active, Active Plus, Comfort? Despite the attractive price of the basic configuration Active, we do not recommend, because to go in the summer without air conditioning is possible only in the Northern latitudes, heated front seats useful in the Krasnodar region, and the absence of audio system and even a radio is unlikely to inspire a potential buyer. Active Plus is not much left ahead. There is not even the familiar electric window lifter driver’s door! So, one option remains: Comfort features including a heated steering wheel, steering column adjustment on the flight, improved instrument panel SuperVision, alarm, leather trim steering wheel rim.

Rear new Solaris — a little Elantra. Lights now go on the trunk lid and its aperture is noticeably wider.Rear new Solaris — a little Elantra. Lights now go on the trunk lid and its aperture is noticeably wider.

Recommendation

Note that the Hyundai Solaris in the modification of 1.4 6AT has no analogues on the Russian market — with the change of generations, this subcompact sedan Hyundai first raised the bar of quality and comfort, others will have to navigate to the “Korean”. Our choice will cost 784 900 RUB.

New Hyundai Solaris select the optimal modification

Author: Sergey Romashkin

New Hyundai Solaris — choose the best, modificationdate: “Behind the wheel.Of the Russian Federation”

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