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The new 2018 Brilliance Shineray X7 MPV has been launched on the Chinese car market, looking rather good with a large grille, usable roof rails, sporty alloys, and racy red brakes. Price starts at 85.900 yuan and ends at 106.900 yuan. The X7 is positioned for some serious battle, right amidst the ultra hot mini MPV segment. Names combining letters and numbers are not protected in China, so we now got five X-sevens on the market! The others are the Hanteng X7, the Lifan Maiwai X7, the Landwind X7, and the upcoming Zotye Damai X7. Brilliance-Shineray is a joint venture between Brilliance Automotive and Shineray Motorcycle Company, one of China’s largest motorbike makers. They make a range of minivans and mini MPVs under the Jinbei brand, which is owned by Brilliance. SWM is a new sub-brand. It comes from the Italian motorbike maker SWM Motorcycles, which was bought by Shineray in 2014. That’s why the X7 has an Italian flag on the front fender. SWM stands for Sironi Vergani-Vimercate Milano (SV-VM SVVM SWM), the names of the founders of SWM combined, with the two Vs combined to a W. Sineray changed the meaning to Speedy Working Motors after they bought the company. But, surprise surprise, it has a new meaning again; it now means Start, Win More. The Italian flag on the front fender. There are two engines available: a 1.5 turbo with 156hp and 230nm, and a 1.8 with 137hp and 185nm. ‘Boxes: five-speed manual or six-speed automatic. Size: 4710/1855/1770, and wheelbase is 2750. The interior looks very good for the segment. Materials and quality are impressive. Color scheme a tad too dark in this car, but we bet you can get something lighter too. Eye catcher is the giant 12 inch touch screen that controls everything except the air conditioning. That font looks very familiar! And Brilliance didn’t have to look far for the example, as they have the Brilliance-BMW joint venture with BMW. There is an Italian flag to the right of the 7, sure BMW likes that one a lot. Not sure what the M is for. There is no sport or M version in the lineup. Brilliance claims that BMW is “assisting with quality control”. That is not impossible, but even if they do, it seems unlikely they would approve this badge-nicking. On the engine cover: “Originated From Italy”. Grammar is wrong. And it is not true. SWM Motorcycles didn’t make any car engine. As far as we know the engine was developed in China by Brilliance. Maybe they ate pizza when they designed the pistons.
Chery Tiggo 7 The all new 1.5T turbocharged engine integrates the exhaust manifold in the cylinder head and the water-cooled intercooler in the intake manifold. Such ingenious spatial arrangement allows for highly-efficient turbocharging, with a maximum power of 112KW and torque of 205Nm. As one of the world’s top five transmission suppliers, Aisin has mature technology and high market recognition: Efficient transmission: transmission efficiency up to 97.5%, 2.1% higher than 5MT. The sporty H.D.S body takes its inspiration from the hydropower of the nature. With the running water as the design element, it presents waterstreamed body lines while showing the momentum to move forward, creating a perfect combination of hardness and softness. The sportiness is evidently reflected in the dual-color interior trim with British noble spirit as well as the exquisite and stylish double topstitching. More Information http://www.cheryinternational.com/model-Tiggo7.html
The DX7 is a compact SUV built by Soueast Motor on basis of the R7 concept unveiled at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show. The production model was launched at the 2014 Guangzhou Motor Show, where it was named “Bolang” in Chinese. With a 2700mm wheelbase, it is 4537mm long, 1900mm wide, and 1700mm tall. A turbo 1.5L or turbo 2.0L will be employed. The DX7 is designed by Pininfarina.
If you’ve not heard of the Haval H6, you’re probably not alone. In fact, if you didn’t even know that Haval was a thing, you’re still probably in the majority. The Chinese maker and its medium-sized H6 SUV are here to compete with the big players. The H6 fights in the largest segment of the SUV market, against the likes of the Mazda CX-5, Toyota RAV4, Hyundai Tucson, Honda CR-V, Nissan X-Trail and all of those other very impressive, family friendly offerings. With two trim levels available, and aggressive pricing on both the entry-grade Premium and top-spec Lux tested here, the Haval H6 seemingly has something to make it stand out in the Australian market, offering customers who want a lot of car for their cash an alternative to the entry-level grades of the mainstream Korean and Japanese players. But in the midst of fierce competition, ever-sharpening prices and the continually expanding equipment lists of base model SUVs, is there really a place for this Chinese model? Until recently, the Haval H6 definitely offered truly good value for money. At launch it arrived with a base price of $31,990 drive-away for the entry-level Premium and $34,990 drive-away for this Lux version. But since then, there has been a lot of new model activity in the medium-SUV segment, and some hallmark players have added kit and dropped prices to boost sales and maintain relevance. The Premium comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, fog-lights, auto headlights and wipers, laser puddle lights, heated auto-folding side mirrors, tinted glass, roof-rails, cruise control, mood lighting, stainless-steel scuff plates, electric driver’s seat adjustment, fabric seat trim, dual-zone climate control, keyless entry and push-button start, and an 8.0-inch touchscreen multimedia unit with Bluetooth phone and audio streaming and USB input. The Lux adds a panoramic sunroof, heated front and rear seats, power-adjustable passenger seat, fake leather trim, its sound system gains a sub-woofer, and it has better headlights - xenon units with auto levelling - plus 19-inch wheels. There are seven colours to choose from, six of which are metallics that attract a $495 premium. Buyers can even choose between a range of different coloured interiors; the Premium has the choice of black or grey/black, while the Lux has black, grey/black or brown/black. And there are deals to be had. The H6 Premium can now be had at $29,990 drive-away with free sat nav (usually $990 more) and a $500 gift card. You’ll get the Lux for $33,990 drive-away. The H6 doesn’t have sat nav fitted as standard in any spec, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto phone mirroring technology isn’t available at all. Safety kit is respectable, if not class-leading, with a reversing camera, front and rear parking sensors, six airbags, dual ISOFIX child-seat attachment points (and three top-tether hooks), and blind-spot monitoring included in both variants. It doesn’t look very much like the other models in Haval’s range, and that’s a good thing. The H2, H8 and H9 all have the rounded edges of yesteryear, where the H6 is sharper, smarter, more sophisticated. It looks more European than Chinese, to my eye. The proportions of the Haval H6 are quite fetching - the brand, cheekily, labels it the H6 Coupe in its home market. It has lines in the right places, a shapely silhouette and a pert backside, all of which combine to give it a certain presence on the road. It is more stylish than a few of its class compatriots, that’s for sure. And the Lux model rolls on 19-inch wheels, which certainly help in that regard. The interior, though, isn’t as amazing, despite looking inviting. There’s a lot of fake wood and hard plastic, and it doesn’t have the ergonomic intelligence of the better SUVs in the class. The swooping roofline makes for difficult rearward vision, too, with a letterbox rear windscreen and thick D-pillars.
The new 2018 Chery Tiggo 3, a modern SUV designed with Chery's new concept of "sensory quality”. The new Tiggo 3 is durable, dynamic and stylish. Its powerful and elegant integrated body design offers a trendy appearance to this stylish SUV. Tiggo 3 is powered by 2.0L DVVT engine delivering an output of 137 HP. Mated with the latest CVT (Continuous Variable Transmission), the new Tiggo 3 provides excellent fuel economy and manoeuvrability. The suspension system of the Tiggo 3which is vigorously tested by LOTUS to ensure comfortable rides comprises of MacPherson struts in the front and the rear employs a double link independent system. Combined with the ground clearance of 190 mm, the Tiggo3 makes traversing different terrain, effortless. The new Chery Tiggo 3 is loaded with features which include a multifunctional steering wheel, electrically-regulated exterior side view mirrors, four power windows, automatic air-conditioning and cruise control as standard. The latest model from Chery is equipped with active and passive safety systems which include dual front airbags, rear parking sensors, and ABS with EBD to create a comfortable and safe driving environment.
The 2018 Chery Tiggo 3 is a practical vehicle that comes equipped with a wide range of features surpassing many of our expectations and offers value for money, we can’t yet vouch for the the durability of the materials in the cabin, or the long-term reliability.The Chery Tiggo3 is definitely worth a great look… And could be the vehicle that helps change people’s preconceived ideas about the brand and its products.
The 2018 Chery Tiggo 3 challenges preconceived nations of Chinese automobiles and their laid-back approach to quality., while offering significantly more, it’s worth your time if you’re on the lookout for a compact SUV. The Chery Tiggo3 is a compact SUV that goes up against the likes of the Kia Sportage and the Mitsubishi ASX, the Chinese Sedan isn’t one to be taken lightly.