Test drive Lifan Solano: “mountaineer“ with the Chinese accentAgain from the Caucasian mountains the wind blew. Also is called it as “Solano“. So romantic name (so in Spain name a strong southwest wind) carries a new product of Karachaevo-Circassian and Chinese car industries. The tandem of “Dervejsa“ and Lifan brought into the world the next “windy“ car.
their first-born - Breez - was simple and simple. Calculated on the mass, unsophisticated motorist, it in short terms occupied the niche in the market. A sedan of S-class Lifan Solano manufacturers position already as “premium“ in a category “house-keeper“. Still! The new car stuffed with pleasant conveniences to the automobile owner. In unique while a complete set enter ABS, two airbags, a full electropackage, the air conditioner, an audiosystem and the on-board computer, and also unessential, but pleasant trifles: light-emitting diode “dimensions“ in front optics, light-alloy disks and adjustable lumbar podpory at front seats.
for Originality in design of a body we will not search.
according to manufacturers, Solano presses in market “Harmony-prioru“ and “Renault-Logan“. Outwardly “baby“ Solano is quite pleasant, however, for originality in design of a body of the Chinese auto-offspring we will not search, we tell only that the defects irritating an eye, is not noticed.
at enough impressive sizes inside the car is marvellously rather small. The motorist hardly above medium height will already feel nekomfortno. And the luggage compartment volume is small in comparison with price competitors - only 386 litres. And where the space got to? Not otherwise - it is hidden in the fourth measurement.
inside the car seems less, than outside.
On a drivers place it is convenient so, as long travel does not tyre. Creating a metre panel, logical Chineses were guided, first of all, by a practicality and convenience to the driver. All options of driving near at hand. Any button can be found, without distracting from road. Though here steering of an audiosystem could be placed on a wheel. Nevertheless grace in design of a metre panel does not suffice. But for the mountain man appearance business the tenth, main - temperament.
graces in design of a metre panel do not suffice.
here “breeze“ pumped up. Instead of hot Caucasian customs, under a cowl reserved customs of the inhabitant of Heavenly Empire were found out. Volume of the engine of 1,6 litres (106 l. With.) It is obviously rather weak, therefore the car slowly is dispersed and is lazy. In 170 km/hour promised by the manufacturer it is believed hardly.
the head of representation Lifan in Russia Put Tszetsjun promised that in the updated complete set which appears by the end of the year, Solano will be “pogorjachee“ - with the engine of 1,8 l.
the suspender smooth, adequately maintains “features“ of the North Caucasian road which on a way from Cherkessk to a mountain resort Dombai is enough. The Steering supplied with the hydraulic booster, does not call censures, providing control and manoeuvrability on road.
even on good speed Solano easily enters into abrupt turning movements. Efforts to keep the car, it is not necessary to apply. Creating the braking system, a tandem of manufacturers rasstaralsja wonderfully well. Small pressing a brake pedal, and Solano strives to rise, as «sheet before a grass». In an emergency situation when the local Dzhigit on “KAMAZe“ the beginnings sharply to be reconstructed in the left number, I told “thanks“ of this lovely feature.
two hours of a way from Cherkessk in a mounting skiing resort Dombai and back a command of test drive Solano spent rather pleasantly.
with confidence it is possible to tell that the car can easily compete to representatives of an economy class both domestic, and foreign manufacture.
On all remarks of meticulous journalists representative Lifan Put Tszetsjun diplomatically smiled and promised all defects to eliminate in new complete set Solano which appears in the autumn of 2010.« Breeze »equip with an automatic transmission - a variator, and also the engine of 1,8 litres capacity of 137 l. With. However, it also will cost more expensively.
it is primary Lifan planned to assemble in 2010 on Circassian car factory of 5 thousand cars, including 2 thousand Solano. However now the motor-car manufacturer reconsidered plans towards increase - to 6-7 thousand cars.
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COMPLETE SETS And the PRICES
the complete set Name
1,6 LX Sedan
the Air conditioner
the Steering booster
the Central lock on all doors with DU
Electrowindow regulators front and rear
the Adjustable steering tube
Lateral rear-view mirrors with the electric drive
a backing Radar (parktronik)
Deflektory of giving of air to rear seats
Automatic lock-up of doors during movement
the Additional stoplight
the Airbag of the driver
the Airbag of the passenger
the Indicator of not fastened seat belt of the driver
the Chromeplated radiator enclosure
Rear-view mirrors in colour of a body
the Corrector of headlights
Repeaters of turning movements in rear-view mirrors
Sense lights on doors at opening
System of internal illumination of interior
rear screen Heating
Developing in a proportion 60:40 rear seats
Heating up of rear-view mirrors
the On-board computer
Adaptation of the engine for a frigid climate
Anticorrosive processing of a body
355 770 rbl.