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5 reasons to love and hate the Jeep Grand Cherokee II WJ

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“Jeep big wide”, “Big Indian”, “the Great Che”, “Giant Teal”… It’s the name associated with crimson jacket, “gold with gymnasts”, showdowns and generally the “roaring nineties”. But all this belongs rather to the first generation of the world bestseller with index ZJ. Second life, WJ and WG have occurred during a more relaxed period of “emerging stability”. And although the “whack” has not earned the epic glory that got the first “Big one”, many believe that this car was the best for all quarter-history model.

Jeep Grand Cherokee WJ was officially presented to the public on 16 June 1999, in Detroit, on the stage of the Cobo Hall. The question may arise: why Chrysler (or rather, already formed Daimler-Chrysler) spent 28 months of hard work and millions of dollars to develop new models, while the market potential predecessor still has not exhausted itself (only in the USA in 1998 has sold more than 220 thousand ZJ)? First, the group intended to actively operate in the European markets, and for many Europeans the first Grand was still too American”. And secondly, not to be outdone, need to get ahead, and in the domestic market Grand Cherokee is tough to compete with such popular models as the Chevrolet Blazer and Ford Explorer. In addition, the beginner would struggle with such outstanding contenders as the Toyota Land Cruiser 100, Nissan Patrol Y61, Mitsubishi Pajero 3. Buyers need to offer something new and beat the competition in terms of comfort.

Jeep Grand Cherokee (WJ) '1999–2004

Jeep Grand Cherokee ‘1999-2004

As a result, the model has inherited from its predecessor a constructive ideology (an integrated frame and a dependent lever-spring suspension, Quadra-Link), but had with him only a total of 128 parts.

Refreshed engine line-up. The good old row “six” AMC 242 4 liter has been somewhat modernized. It has a new intake tract, which allowed her to gain the power up to 195 HP Two latest V8 family volume PowerTech 4.7 l replaced the old overhead valve “g” Magnum 318 and Magnum 360. Despite the same volume, new engines had several design differences: a more powerful version denoting High Output and giving 265 HP and 447 Nm of torque, equipped with convex pistons, forged crankshafts and twin knock sensors, and the “normal” V8 developed 223 power and torque of 394 Nm.

In addition, for the European market was intended and diesel engines. First, a 3.1-liter OHV VM 531 (140 PS, 384 Nm), which in 2002 was replaced by the well-known a number of Mercedes models with the 2.7-litre turbo diesel OM612 (163 HP, 400 Nm).

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Jeep Grand Cherokee ‘1999-2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee ‘1999-2004

The most important innovation was the system of full drive Quadra-Trac 2 with a new transfer case NV247, are equipped with a gerotor coupling, which provided automatic connection of the front axle and transfer “torque on demand”, and a locking center differential. The same gerotor coupling is provided and the rear mikolasko Vary the lock-Lock. Its off-road capabilities could be expanded package, Quadra Drive, which allows you to lock not only the rear but also the front differential. It is clear that this system was equipped with mostly rather expensive version, while a more budget-friendly cost proven Selec-Trac (NV-242 transfer case, allowing for movement with the actuator on the rear axle and in-wheel drive mode).

In 2004, when the car has undergone small restyling, appeared and simplified system Quadra-Trac I with transfer box NV147, characterized by the absence of a neutral and low range.

Transmission — only automatic, four-speed 42RE and 45RFE (they aggregated four-liter “six”) and five (actually six — speed with two second gears) 545RFE.

In the lounge there is a range of comfort options, including the automotive information center with trip-computer, dual-zone climate control with infrared sensors, remote control system external devices (e.g., garage door) HomeLink system connect your mobile phone to Handsfree via Bluetooth, audio system with CD-changer for 10 discs, the servo seats with memory, and since 2001 — and adjustable pedals. In a set of airbags appeared side curtains and spare wheel moved to the side of the Luggage compartment under the floor, allowing to expand the possibilities of transformation of salon.

Салон Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo (WJ) '1998–2003

Interior Jeep Grand Cherokee ‘1998-2003

The original car went on sale in two trim levels (base Laredo Limited and more expensive), which was supplemented by special versions of the Sport, Freedom, Special Edition and Columbia Edition. In 2001 a fully loaded Overland, surpassing in luxury the most feature-rich options Limited. In the end, the buyer had a huge range of options allows you to choose the Grand Cherokee WJ is a corresponding way of life, urgent needs and your wallet.

Manufacture Grand Cherokee for European markets, to get the index WG, carried out at the factory Magna Steyr in Graz in Austria, and all the cars officially sold in Russia through distribution centers, were collected there.


Jeep Grand Cherokee ‘1999-2004

In 2004 there was another change of generations, and on the Assembly line in Graz and Detroit got up the next generation of models with index WK, but was early for a final go down in history: full license and the tooling were purchased by a Chinese Corporation, Beijing Jeep Corporation, and the WJ production in China continued until 2010.

But in Russia, WJ went to the secondary market, and because of the strength and endurance is up there still. For Grand Cherokee WJ ask, as a rule, from 200 to 250 thousand rubles for “tired”, but not lost ability to independent movement of specimens up to 600-800 thousand cars in a decent condition.

Grand Cherokee is one of the cars that leave no one indifferent. The owners or write them an enthusiastic romantic odes, or speak in the style of “cursed be the day when I sat behind the wheel of this vacuum cleaner is” or “sold in a month, damn you to hell, because more low-quality goods not seen at all, although the car was completely technically sound”. So that’s what I love and what I hate the Jeep Grand Cherokee WJ?

Hate #5: “Fog, fog, a white veil…”

Prior to 2004 Grand Cherokee arrived in Russia in two ways: or official dealers of Jeep, or American and European secondary markets. Especially a lot of dangers lurking in the buyer’s “pure American.” Of course, the overseas part of his history you can see on Carfax, but…

Many Americans have a consumer approach to operating their vehicles. Here, for example, a person purchased a car on order from America, over 20,000 of American money with mileage 101 000 miles (a lot, but it is a honest mileage verified by Carfax). Immediately herded into service… and counted it repair together with spare parts up to 65 000 (in 2008 prices). Apparently, the American owners in addition to changing the oil did nothing, but when you have a problem, just changed the car.


Jeep Grand Cherokee ‘1999-2004

Indeed, “ostannya” machine with a fairly large runs serviced using the cheapest oils and consumables, but have a quite good appearance, fell to the auctions, from there to the Baltic States and Eastern Europe, where they are slightly “podromanija”, twisted runs, and go to Russia. Well, here the baton was picked up by our homegrown “kulibins”.

However, and quite “dealer” cars is a native of Graz over the last years has changed two or three of the owner, and served them in different ways. Our people have always loved anything “zakljuciti”, scostep thereby the amount of repairs, but the Grand Cherokee is quite allow themselves to do it because of design simplicity. So when buying a WJ it is strongly recommended to check the machine to determine the presence in it of such “Rashn know-how”. It is not always easy, but it can save you from unnecessary expenditure because of the stupidity of the previous owner.

On the overall level of problems acquired in the secondary market WJ affects not only how served its previous owners, and how they went. Sometimes when you desire someone to do something (and most importantly, a reason) to prove, on the WJ it is possible to “anneal”, but a continuous drive in this mode, the machine is still not designed. Box, transfer case, driveshafts, axle, suspension — all killed “racers” pretty quickly. However, even almost killed vusmert suspension still behaves quietly and well.

Jeep Grand Cherokee (WJ) '1999–2004

Jeep Grand Cherokee ‘1999-2004

The “correct” holders of WJ used to trust personal feelings and check the status of the suspension at least every few months and, on average, once a year she is able to “lower control arms and ball we can change, but you can still half a year to travel”. And that’s “fog of uncertainty” in terms of how serviced and maintained vehicle by previous owners, makes the purchase of a used Grand Cherokee in a raffle.

Love #5: “All for you, man. Enjoy!”

Of course, “the Great Che” and today looks like a living fossil and comes from the deep past. But the final decision still buy this car, despite its venerable age, comes after a man sit in the driver’s seat and make sure the Yankees really knew a lot about comfort. Light leather interior and wood inserts, as a rule, look very harmoniously, and even after many years of operation are in excellent condition. Plastic front panel is really soft (finger pushes it almost to the phalanx) and pleasant to the touch.

Салон Jeep Grand Cherokee (WJ) '1999–2004

Interior Jeep Grand Cherokee ‘1999-2004

In many reviews mentioned the high build quality and the lack of “crickets” even the cars produced in the last century. The same could be said front and rear Parktronic, cozy and comfortable wide seats with 10 adjustments, electrically operated, with memory settings and a heated… the Elbows comfortably lie down on the wide ledge to doors on the left and on the box between the seats on the right. Landing in the chair, and many owners note that the Grand allows you to leg it driving 1,000 miles without much fatigue. This is confirmed folding seats, cruise control with remote on the steering wheel control, dual zone climate control, auto-darkening rear view mirror, standard audio system CD controls on the steering wheel is trimmed in leather and wood, adjustable tilt steering column. Trip computer with compass and temperature sensor overboard will warn of the need to be serviced, will show immediate consumption and reserve fuel. Cup holders for front and rear passengers and automatic locking and unlocking of the doors will make life easier. In a dark time the vehicle holds a driver after the output beam of the headlights. In the end, there are two sockets for 12V and a separate cigarette lighter socket (you can charge several phones at once, connect DVD, reheat coffee, etc.), visors with mirrors and lights… beeps will tell you about unclosed doors, not the lights off, and keys forgotten in the lock, a low level in the washer fluid reservoir, coolant, etc. With the ignition off, the key lock is not removed, it is not put on the Parking – especially for the forgetful. In short, everything is thought out and convenient.

What is not business class? All for you, man. Enjoy! Regularly deal with the transportation of Luggage country? No problems, very roomy trunk. Separately opening tailgate glass allows to carry long loads. Fishing or long trip you can lay the rear seats and get a double room with air conditioning (however, the length of the flat sleeping area is 180 cm, and people with higher growth will have to mastitis diagonal). At the same time feeling that you are in the bus, still there, and the word “cozy” is found almost in every second opinion.

Hate #4: “This is outside its jurisdiction..”

Find out the good words about the handling of the Grand Cherokee WJ — it is necessary to try. In the best case will be written by people that you try to UAZ or Volga ride — then, they say, and understand what was happening. Well, in the first sensations of driving a really empty and lethargic, but after a week you get used to, and starts to seem that all life on the Grand went. But most often write that the car is very walky, and the wheel blank, so that on the highway while overtaking you have to constantly keep myself in good shape and ready to “catch” the car, and man, for the first time sat down behind the wheel WJ, immediately comes to mind the thought: “I do not understand is a car or a boat?”.

Jeep Grand Cherokee (WJ) '1999–2004

Jeep Grand Cherokee ‘1999-2004

The owners describe how they initially scared how the car leaning in corners, and wondered what path he still retained quite clearly. Indeed, in many reviews it is noted that on the track “whack” is more than worthy and remains obedient even in conditions of complete ice. And yet we have to admit that the Grand Cherokee really does not know how to take the corners at cosmic speeds, so maneuvers in the style of the movie “fast and furious” — clearly outside its jurisdiction.

In addition, the owner of a used car may meet with such a phenomenon as “shimmy” — that is, the resonance of the front wheels. In principle, this disease is treated by replacement of silent blocks levers and stabilizer for polyurethane. Nothing complicated, but in six thousand it will cost… So someone even ready to call the Grand Cherokee WJ “car for a pensioner’s drive”: that automatic kick with a sharp press on the gas pedal, and in sharp turns you have to drive at a speed not higher than 40.

But on the road you’re the king, and the flip side felling pendants is the comfort when driving on rough roads.

Love #4: “the sounds of AC/DC”

But about how the car rides on a relatively straight track and overcome various obstacles, the owners speak purely positive. Of course, this primarily applies to versions with a V8 under the hood, but all the other options, too, know how to ride very quickly. A typical opinion reads as follows: “Despite its nearly two tons, the car bullet God forbid. The machine allows all. On the highway overtaking is not a problem. Cruise all a fairy tale. This is a car for free and direct road. In such circumstances, feel at ease, I want to open the front Windows and turn on KISS or AC/DC a little louder, gradually going to a point toward the horizon…”.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland (WJ) '2004

Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland ‘2004

However, many note that when starting on dry asphalt Grand breaks in spinning all four wheels, and then fries the envy of racers; the box provides smooth shifting, but on the road sometimes behaves strange: I want to go to overtake, you push the pedal, and the box does not switch down, but the car accelerates quite briskly, for this is enough reserve thrust. But when on the move crushed a piece of iron the way to the floor – then the machine is switched down by two notches and the car literally leaps forward, which can not lead to the delight of the Russian, which, as you know, loves speed.

Just do not forget that suspension Grand Cherokee’t too well with overclocking: the brakes are weak for a two-ton cannonballs, and the front calipers have a tendency not to rastormazivate, which naturally leads to overheating and damage to brake discs. This is especially true for WJ in earlier releases.

But ground clearance, the geometrical parameters, the presence of low transmission and locks, large stroke suspension and permanent all-wheel drive give a sense of permissiveness.

Of course, the greatest enthusiasm expressed by those who moved to the Grand with the automobile models. Those who, for one reason or another, had to climb on the road, you know that the Grand Cherokee not know how to dive into a bottomless abyss without proper training. It’s not a tracked ATV and not the BTR-80, not the Defender and not the Unimog, and in the normal condition, “Grand” is not able to compete in the cross with trophy-prototypes GAZ-66 and tracked equipment. But if the task is simply to drive wherever necessary, the car’s traction is limited mainly by the willingness of the owner to damage the paintwork.


Jeep Grand Cherokee ‘1999-2004

However, if you come to mind a whim to build on the basis of “whack” apparatus for high-speed overcoming of the Karelian marshes, technically this is not precluded. American aftermarket will provide for the suspension lift, snorkel, and weight kit with subframe for mounting the winch. The only remark is worth all this is quite serious money. At the time I had a chance to test such a device, and I was just amazed by the fact that the entire rather complex offrono the route I took, staying in the same setting of incomparable comfort, which is the interior of this model, and which has already been described, and the speakers in the cabin blared some hard rock…

Alas, today’s regulations put an end to the possibility of driving on streets and roads in lipovanca car, so combat for the delivery of “Grand” to the place of its use you will need a trailer and another car…

Hate #3: “In accordance with the law of Chisholm”

It is clear that even the youngest WJ, released in 2004, will soon be 15 years and older car can not break down. The reason of breakage will be like “automotive gerontology”, and innate ailments peculiar model, so to speak, from birth. Let’s start with the engines.

Of these, the largest number of “red cards” earned a 3.1-liter diesel VM531. First, many complain that it is unpredictable (start — will not start), and secondly, the Italian motor has earned a reputation for being unreliable unit due to the fact, what has five heads, one for each cylinder that are supposed to be tightened every 10,000 miles. If this regulation does not comply, then be an uncontrolled leakage of oil, the level drops to critical values, and the engine “catches of the wedge” followed by capitally.

Earned his share of kicks and a German CRD (OM612), although the proportion of unlucky owners WJ with the same engine is substantially less. Although collective intelligence has classified Grand Cherokee 2,7 CRD to the number recommended for purchase, it is worth remembering that diesel is economical and inexpensive to operate exactly as long as does not break.


Engine Jeep Grand Cherokee Sport ‘2003-04

As for the petrol engines, in fact, they can be attributed to “the million cities” and the main related problems are the cooling system (although, of course, anything can happen). So well known to the owners of the problem is the failure of the relay the blower motor, as well as themselves sets it in motion motors.

With the failure of the electrical equipment is generally connected a lot of problems, the cause of which primarily is oxidation of the contacts. All this causes a lot of small failures in the electrics, cruise control, electric Windows…

And yet, upon inspection of the car you should carefully listen to the sounds coming from under the valve cover of the box. Knocks or grinding noises indicate a need to urgently attend to replacement of the lifters.

Of course, there are problems on the chassis. Because you have two bridges… So, they are buzzing all through one, even after the bulkhead and replace the bearings. Here you go you so happy, after repair, and the bridge again — and again buzzing, but not always, and only at 80 km/h. Many worries and deliver brakes: sour and wedge the pistons in the brake calipers.

Finally, a huge number of owners faced with the destruction of the valves responsible for dispensing warm air into the climate system. If their design was made a major technical blunder, when you jammed the machine, the valve is closed and the drive (apparently, designed for cranking a cold engine on a truck) just works without the cutoff and breaks the flap pieces in half. For this problem there is a simple solution: replace the flimsy plastic flaps on the aluminum always save you from headaches. However, the repairs will require significant investment: to replace valves you need to remove the front panel.

Jeep Grand Cherokee (WJ) '1999–2004

Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland ‘2003-05

In General, let’s be honest: the case histories of some Grand Cherokee WJ look like a sad story and have roughly the same volume. And what is worst of all, many of these breakdowns are really small! So any buyer of a used “big wide” it is worth remembering the law of Chisholm, which States that everything that can break — breaks, and all that can’t be broken, is also broken…

Love #3: “Iron.”

But not all so sad. In fact, a huge number of reviews among the most important advantages of the Jeep Grand Cherokee called WJ reliability and endurance. Yes, bridges are buzzing and have noticeable backlash, but in this condition they can still pass 50 thousand. Full recovery usually results in 25-30 thousand rubles, which, to be honest, in this case not so much.

Owners who know how to take a screwdriver and a wrench, I appreciate the constructive simplicity of this car. Really simple, not too messy and do not require special skills and tools operations you can do yourself: change air and cabin filters, brake pads, candles, lamps. It all depends on the desire, time and opportunities. Information online self-service with photos and recommendations is more than enough.


Interior Jeep Grand Cherokee ‘1999-2004

But the sloppiness and uncaring attitude “whack” does not forgive. In this respect it is typical of the situation with the bridges. Heard the roar, immediately called for service clearance adjustment, 5-6 thousand rubles. A little longer ride and got a replacement bearing main pair, and this is 15-20 thousand. Really launched the problem — and perhaps to replace a pair about 60 000…

However, many owners note that when you buy parts, there is a feeling that take them to the Lada. And it turns out that consumables and small parts are inexpensive, so a good host the “Grand” in dengosos is not converted, and will save on maintenance — will fly for serious repairs and there prices are serious.

And yet, many people praise the quality of the metal and paintwork. From vulnerable to corrosion spots in the reviews referred to as only the lower part of the doors and the inside of the sills.

Hatred #2: “a Small flashlight will light our path, hardly…”

Almost every opinion on the Internet there are complaints about the weak headlights, and complain about people in very harsh terms: “Middle light, we can say, no! Fog lights — Yes, there are, but the sense of them, too, no”.

Not too pleased with the regular xenon headlights picking Overland. However, the way out is to tuningware head light Grand Cherokee today is no problem.

2002 Jeep® Grand Cherokee Special Edition. (March, 2002).

Jeep Grand Cherokee (WJ) ‘1999-2004

Love #2: “This is the best music…”

How together owners blamed head light Grand Cherokee, as together they praised the sound. There are only two minuses: the radio though and has a convenient controls on the steering wheel, still developed two decades ago, so can’t read MP3 well, the radios imported from the United States car caught in the FM band only odd wave: that is, to 103.7 to hear this, but 103,4 anymore. So many owners change the head unit to a more modern, leaving factory-installed amplifiers and speakers.

But still the best sound in the car is the sound of the engine and exhaust. It sounds like the best music…

Hate #1: “to pay For everything…”

Well, the owners of the “Big Four” used to the fact that their pet is getting interest from others. The only thing that upsets them is that the most common question they hear sounds like “And how much he eats?”. Eats and WJ do a lot, although the exact answer to this question depends on the manner of driving and force when pressing on the gas pedal. Accordingly, the answers obtained are different. Pretty typical can be considered such indicators: routing at the speed of 90-100 km/h — 10.8 l/100 km, then every 10 km/h add approx 1 liter. In the city in winter (heating, tube, heating, lights) — 22,5-23,8 l, summer (jams) – 20,8 – 21,5 l, without mega-traffic jams — 16-18 L. However, for many fans of the “to give heat” and such figures are unattainable.

Jeep Grand Cherokee '1999–2003

Jeep Grand Cherokee ‘1999-2003

Those who know how to drive “American”, that is, calm and measured, saying that the fuel consumption corresponds exactly to the specified in the passport numbers, according to the onboard computer average consumption in Moscow is 16.2 to 16.4 l, and the mixed city/highway, a little over 12 liters.

According to the observations of the owners, according to the real costs of four-litre six and V8 differ very slightly, but the difference in dynamics and traction on the bottoms is still there.

In any case, the owner of the WJ should be ready for frequent visits to the gas station and not to grieve about flying to the exhaust pipe of the banknotes. However, there is another option and it is chosen by many owners: this installation of LPG equipment. In this case, the gas consumption is about 24 l/100 km in city and around 14 liters on the highway, and given that gas is cheaper than 92 octane gasoline at least a third of the owners are willing to put up with some loss of power, and with less autonomy on fuel.

Love #1: “the Charisma of a timeless classic”

Still, the main reason can motivate the person to buy a used Jeep Grand Cherokee WJ and, most likely, to spend on bringing it up an amount comparable to the original price, it’s not comfort and not dynamics. What’s important is not timeless signature style. It has some brutality and monumentality is the timeless classic Jeep. The model was 20 years old, but unlike many of his contemporaries, he is not perceived as archaic, and has bright charisma and recognition.

Jeep Grand Cherokee (WJ) '1999–2004

Jeep Grand Cherokee (WJ) ‘1999-2004

This is a car for free and strong spirit. It’s big enough for other members of the movement were noticed not only in the “currencies, like a madman,” and is compact enough in order not to experience problems with Parking, even in confined quarters. Dynamic enough to not feel like a snail on the road, and quite impressive, not to feel like a rider in the saddle enraged Bronco. It has enough maneuverability to not be afraid of winter snowdrifts, and at the same time, he does not provoke the owner to the assault the first of the swamp.

And complex consumer qualities there is a feeling that this is one of the best cars for the average person living in Russia. It seems that it was created specifically for our conditions with a single goal – to survive in the Russian hostile environment. One of the owners and expressed his opinion: “he’s more Russian than American.”


Jeep Grand Cherokee (WJ) ‘1999-2004

“Grand” is combining things that at first glance incompatible: comfort business-class and the maneuverability of the tractor, acceleration of a sports coupe and station wagon capacity, reliability of the tank and the cheapness of service runabout. Not handsome and not ugly, but what charisma! It is not a shame to drive up to a business meeting and we can flop in the village dirt. It’s everywhere to the point and around the Golden mean. He can safely ride, to wind up in any frost, to climb on the high curbs and Park in the snow, pull out the jammed cars of all classes, from the Porsche Cayenne to long-haul tractors, and, more importantly, to instill a complete unwillingness to cut or something to offend you in the flow. The word is a real cult car, and therefore own them, unlike many of the current “hits of sales”, will not be ashamed in 10, 20 years from now.

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Compact Brilliance V3 has arrived to the Russians in the pre-reform

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Brilliance v3. В таком обличье паркетник дебютировал весной 2015 года на Шанхайском автошоу, в нём же он прибыл в Россию. Длина, ширина, высота — 4200×1790×1600 мм, колёсная база — 2570 мм. Дорожный просвет — 170 мм. Объём багажника варьируется в пределах 455–1200 л. Размерность шин — 215/60 R17.

Konstantin Bolotov, 6 hours ago. Photo: Brilliance

In this form, the SUV debuted in the spring of 2015 at the Shanghai auto show, it is he arrived in Russia. Length, width, height — 4200×1790×1600 mm, wheelbase — 2570 mm, ground clearance — 170 mm. the Volume of the trunk varies 455-1200 L. tire size — 215/60 R17.

Crossover Brilliance V3 was supposed to enter the Russian market in 2016, and the Chinese were talking about a local Assembly in the Circassian Derways. It did not happen. A new attempt was crowned with success: the CD arrived with front-wheel drive, petrol aspirated 1.5 (107 HP, 145 N•m), five-speed “mechanics” and “automatic”. Basic Comfort is 839 000. Two pedal drive version begins with 899 000. Performance Deluxe will cost 939 879 000 or 000.

The salon is in any case finished “in fabric”, and the steering wheel is adjustable only for height (“database” doesn’t have any buttons). Media center with seven-inch display is the prerogative of the Deluxe variant. But by default, there are heated front seats, side mirrors (electric) and rear window.

Standard equipment includes two airbags, ABS, ESP, assistant at startup on the rise, halogen headlights with led running lights, air conditioning, music c, four speakers, rear Parking sensors. In the “Deluxe” list complement the multifunction steering wheel, media system with smartphone connection via Bluetooth, rear view camera, cruise control and silver decor. A set of clearly outdated, for example, “climate” is not in principle. After all, V3 has reached Russia too long. How is the Marshak? During a way the dog could…

…and could be the generation to change, but the Brilliance V3 was content to restyling, and another in 2017. Now in China the SUV is offered with new headlights and lamps, grille and bumpers, reshaped area and vertical “TV” on the 10 inch.

Yes, after you upgrade a “dog” rose, and in design and technology, and length (40 mm to 4240), and wide (on the 13th, to 1803). The motor in the restyled SUV, however, is the same, but along with atmospheric a supercharged version (150 HP, 220 N•m). Price range in China from 65 to 102 700 700 yuan (663-973 thousand). According the model was at its peak in 2016, when separated 103 342 pieces. Then demand fell sharply: 2017 — 25 121 unit 2018 — 12 528 car. However, in the first half of 2019, the noticeable revival: from January to July, has already sold 11 569 crossovers. Recall, the brand Brilliance known thanks to cooperation with BMW.

Model and accessories Motor (horsepower, HP), transmission* Price, RUB.
Renault Duster Access 1.6 (114), MT5 719 000
Chery Tiggo 3 Comfort 1.6 (126), МТ6 799 900
Lifan X70 Basic 2.0 (136), MT5 829 000
Brilliance V3 Comfort 1.5 (107), MT5 839 000
Changan CS35 Comfort 1.6 (113), MT5 869 900
Chery Tiggo 4 Start 2.0 (122), MT5 899 900
Renault Kaptur Life 1.6 (114), MT5 945 000
FAW Besturn X40 Basic 1.6 (108), MT5 949 000
Nissan Terrano Comfort 1.6 (114), MT5 955 000
Hyundai Grand Start 1.6 (123), МТ6 957 000
Changan CS35 Plus Comfort 1.6 (117), MT5 969 900
Chery Tiggo 5 Connected 2.0 (136), MT5 999 900
Renault Arkana Life 1.6 (114), МТ6 1 015 000
Kia Soul Classic 1.6 (123), МТ6 1 029 900
Geely Atlas Standard 2.0 (139), МТ6 1 114 990
Suzuki Vitara GL 1.6 (117), MT5 1 199 000
* MT5, -6—, five-, six-speed manual transmission.


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Hatch Hyundai Veloster RM19 returned the stamp for a mid-scheme

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Hyundai veloster,Hyundai veloster rm19,Hyundai rm19. Расположение двигателя выдаёт воздухозаборник на месте заднего бокового окна (справа установлен такой же). Гоночная ливрея подражает раскраске раллийной модели i20 Coupe WRC. За дисками OZ Racing видны шести- и четырёхпоршневые суппорты Brembo.

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The engine produces an intake on the rear side Windows (right the same). Racing livery mimics the coloring of a rally model i20 WRC Coupe. With the wheels OZ Racing visible six – and four-piston calipers Brembo.

The project of creation of a low volume mid-engined sports car Hyundai alive and new development. This is evidenced by pictures of the prototype Hyundai Veloster RM19, redrawn from the hatchback Hyundai Veloster current (second) generation. It is too early to talk about the motor, mounted behind the backs of the front seats, we did forecast: according to previous show-cars, there should be no less than 300 “horses”.

Still mid-engined hatchbacks: concepts Hyundai Veloster Midship (RM) 2014 (turboservice Theta 2.0 T-GDI at 300 HP) Hyundai RM15 2015 (the motor is the same) and Hyundai RM16 2016 (the same supercharged “four”, but with an electric boost at the same power at 300 HP).

Prior to this prototype, the range of concepts of the RM stood for Midship Racing and made it clear that such models are designed with an eye on the race. However, according to Evo magazine, this car can turn and the road variation, albeit with a small circulation. If the plan works, it will turn out that the long-desired halo-car sub-brand N, which is last summer, says the head of the Motorsport Department Hyundai Thomas Chimera.

Rear wing borrowed from the racing Veloster N TCR 2019. The similarity of the aerodynamic components ends. Have a Hyundai Veloster RM19 huge ventilation openings in the rear bumper and diffuser hypertrophied, extending far beyond the bumper.

According to Chemery, sports sub-brand Hyundai car is necessary, specific and unique for him. The mid-engined three-door may well play such a role. Judging by early tests, the final form RM19 (the name is conditional), we will see only in 2020. we will Add that much earlier, in September of this year, the company will introduce electric car racing, we can assume, based on the piatigorski Hyundai i30.


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Electric Porsche Taycan passed 3425 km per day

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Porsche taycan. Во время необычного теста температура воздуха доходила до 42 градусов по Цельсию, а асфальта — до 54°, предъявляя жёсткие требования к выносливости и надёжности электрической начинки. Тем более что машина шла на высокой скорости.

Leonid Popov, 38 minutes ago. Photo: Porsche, Stefan Baldauf/SB-Medien

During an unusual test, the temperature reached 42 degrees Celsius, while the asphalt — to 54°, showing strict requirements to the endurance and reliability of electric fillings. The more that the car was going at high speed.

About the model Porsche Taycan we know a lot already. Key parameters (more than 600 forces and 500 km on a single charge) have already been made. The appearance of the machine, whose debut is scheduled for the fourth of September, revealed almost completely. Still, the Germans managed to surprise another number: on the newly renovated track of nardò in Italy pre-production Taycan passed 3425 km in 24 hours. How long have we wondered 1618 kilometres per day at the Renault Zoe?

Speed on the track was 195-215 km/h, made short stops for recharging and a change of pilot, and their view of the average amounted to almost 143. (Funny, but the fake exhaust pipes are still not removed.)

For fast charging of the traction battery on the ring of nardò used 800-volt charging station DC Porsche Engineering Group, identical to those columns that are involved in SP Ionity, the new European operator of charging networks. This company intends to build hundreds of quick chargers on major highways of Europe at intervals of 120 km.

The manufacturer pointed out a couple of important parameters of Taikang: its maximum speed “exceeds 250 km/h”, and from zero to hundreds accelerates electric car “faster 3.5”. We believe these numbers refer to major modifications in the lineup, and, according to insiders, they have the Taikang will be few.

At Ionity maximum capacity of these columns, to give to the battery of the car reaches 350 kW. Helped in reduction of time of filling of the battery and an intelligent system cooling and heating high-voltage components, which ensure that the approach to charging pit-stop their temperature was optimal for rapid replenishment.

In addition, Porsche said that Taycan is capable of many quick starts in a row without a noticeable drop dynamics. It was recently confirmed in another test, when the sedan 26 consecutive accelerated from zero to 200 km/h. the Spread between the best and worst time did not exceed 0.8, and the average value was less than 10 s.

Porsche recalls that Taycan will be the first production electric vehicle with an 800-volt onboard system. Battery machines are also ready to accept large charging currents. We know that Porsche, together with partners, built the further evolution of such a charging system, with output of 450 kW, and tested it on the prototype of Taikang. In General, to almost “full tank” fifteen minutes now of difficulty. This feature played a major role in achieving: the Taikang had to spend at the outlet for three to five hours.


Battery Taycan is not the only powerful Porsche, being prepared for publication. Photospin spotted on the Nurburgring car, unofficially nicknamed the Über-Panamera. Insiders confirmed working on the model and revealed its power 820 HP. Thus, a new variation will leave far behind the version of the Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid (680 HP and 850 N•m).

The extreme version of the Panamera has received a developed splitter, wings kenardy at the corners of the front bumper, a modified retractable spoiler and plerodomiana brake discs of large diameter.

Details little is known. It is not even clear whether this new version rely on some form of hybridization. If this project Matures finally, the most powerful Panamera will hit the market shortly before the completion of the model career of the present generation. Most likely, the debut will take place in 2020, along with a restyled Panamera itself.


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