Wait — AVTOVAZ issued Lada with a normal automatic transmission! Unreliable robot AMT for this title is clearly not pulled. “Driving” trains on the new version of XRAY Cross through the city, highway and off-road and find out whether it was worth the bother.“Behind the wheel”
On the new version of the Lada XRAY Cross CVT is paired with the familiar Nissan HR16 engine working volume of 1.6 liters and power 113 HP the same power plant from Renault Kaptur and family Stepway, as well as other cars of concern.
However, in the case of Exream had to bother with calibrations. This car has other wheels, steering, and weight, all is expected impact on the settings of the transmission and engine. Conjured over the supports of the engine — this does not have to sacrifice ground clearance: under the steel protection of the engine is about 210 mm.
What has changed in the interior?
Xray got a new multimedia system with support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. You can now download Google maps and see not only Text messages, but messages and messengers. Updated multimedica, by the way, will appear on Itsreach with a manual transmission.
Overall, the interior has not changed. Well, almost. The block of buttons with the heated steering wheel and windshield moved to the center console, as is the washer system Lada Ride Select appeared, of course, the selector variator with six quasistationary and manual shift. For cars with a CVT can select riding modes is not provided, so you will have to do without it. How will this impact on the nature of the drive, especially out-of-asphalt — check.
What is the fuel consumption?
The main question is: was it worth it to bother and to put on the Lada XRAY Cross variator? After a few kilometers through the city, we can confidently answer that was worth it! Xray with CVT in urban areas — the most friendly car of the entire line of Lada. Yes, the CVT X-tronic from Jatco hard to compete with the modern 6-speed machines and especially robots with two clutches. But compared to a 5-speed VAZ AMT this variable is the speed.
By the way, thanks to the CVT in the car was noticeably quieter. The reason is simple: on the mechanics of the gear ratio in fifth gear of 0.7, plus a very short main pair is 4.2. With the CVT history other: minimum ratio of 0.5, the main pair is 3.5. As a result, when a speed of 110 km/h motor Exrea with a manual transmission gives 3000-3500 rpm, and engine version with a variator is about 2000 rpm. This difference has a beneficial effect not only on acoustic comfort, but also on fuel consumption. So, Lada XRAY Cross on the mechanics in mixed mode consumes 9-10 liters per 100 km with the CVT — 1-1,5 years less. By the way, Nissan engine, like all engines of VAZ, “digesting” the 92-th gasoline. With the current fuel prices this is a great bonus.
Are there any disadvantages?
The fact that the CVT is perfect, I notice when driving on the highway. If you drown the gas pedal, the first thing he’s gonna take a little pause, and then respond.
What about dynamics? Comparison with Icream Cross with a 1.8-liter engine capacity of 122 HP and a manual transmission car with a CVT and 113-horsepower engine, of course, loses. But the difference in acceleration to 100 km/h is negligible. The new version of the Lada XRAY Cross exchanged first hundred in about 14 seconds slower than the Xray with the mechanics, just for a second. But the level of comfort the car with CVT is far ahead. Yes, and it is important for everyday movements the fastest acceleration to 100 km/h? Much more interesting is the elasticity. And with this new version Iccrea all right. When accelerating from 60 to 100 km/h the car is not inferior to the version with the mechanics. The draft control is convenient.
Incidentally, in the course of the test were revealed one interesting feature. The car with the mechanics at a speed of 100 km/h over the roar of the other engine noise is just not audible. Sitting in the new version, the engine which produces just one hundred 1500-2000 rpm, I understand that there are Icrea and aerodynamic noise. For example, in the mirror you can clearly hear the wind howling.
How to behave on the roads?
Xray with a CVT plays the version with the mechanics out of the asphalt. And it’s not a clearance — it just remained quite large. Lack of washer control system Lada Ride Select, which defines the operation mode of the power unit and auxiliary electronic systems. Of course, electronics have not replaced the full drive, but the advantage in certain situations she was giving, changing setenvironment of the accelerator pedal and allowed the degree of slip of the driving wheels. On Exrea with a CVT all this is not. Electronics protects the variator and not allow it to slip as much as you want — even if you disable traction system.
You have to understand that Lada XRAY Cross — is a front wheel drive hatchback with high ground clearance. The car is quite able to overcome the snow, a small sand trap and the primer, which is important for good accessibility, but no more. Therefore, intending to ride on the Lada Xray Cross on muddy ground, in the autumn or the spring thaw, first think. And go to a detour.
How much of Lada XRAY with a CVT?
The most affordable Lada XRAY Cross with a CVT will cost 845 thousand rubles, the most expensive — 970 thousand. It turns out, the extra charge for the variator is reasonable — only 50 thousand. In General, the cost Xray with a CVT cheaper than from Renault Stepway line with similar CVT and Kia Rio X-line and Hyundai Creta. So if you want a decent car with an automatic transmission, but there is no money to buy Korean car, the Lada XRAY Cross with a CVT is a viable option.
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