Test drive Chery Bonus 3.
In the Chery line of cars, Bonus 3 sedan ranks the youngest line, playing on the B-segment field. It is here that the Chinese traditionally have the highest sales volumes, so that very serious hopes are placed on the model. By the way, this sedan in other markets is sold under the name A19 and E3.
The exterior is distinguished by the simplicity of the lines, but the car looks harmonious and modern. Graceful chrome edging, chrome grille, smooth lines and nice transitions of elements. The front part has an original configuration of a bumper with an aerodynamic skirt, powerful relief stampings and neat foglights, stylishly emphasized zigzags of plastic inserts. The image is complemented with drop-shaped rear-view mirrors. When viewed from the side, large and convenient for landing doors and a perfectly flat roof line are thrown into the eyes. The flat surfaces of the sedan at least, everywhere there are reliefs and projections. Interestingly executed line from the front lighting. It runs along the body, forming a subwindow belt at the same time, and ends at the trunk lid, girding the lanterns.
The feed received an unusual volumetric punching of the vertical part of the trunk lid, the ceiling lighting lamps, through which windows are viewed LED brake lights, a bumper with waves, fins and aerodynamic elements along the bottom edge.
The length of Chery Bonus 3 is 4450 mm, the wheelbase is 2570 mm, the width fits into the frames of 1748 mm, and the height is limited by the mark of 1493 mm. Ground clearance (clearance) sedan - 151 mm. The curb weight in the basic configuration does not exceed 1208 kg.
Salon is designed for 5 seats. The Chinese added a good fit of parts, a spacious layout and a stylish front panel to the high quality of the materials used. The location and grouping of all buttons and controls are ergonomically aligned. The instrument panel consists of two large wells of a speedometer and a tachometer, which are complemented by two “microwells” of the coolant temperature and fuel level scales, as well as the on-board computer display. The front row seats and the rear seat cushion are set high. The space for the rear passengers is surprisingly large, the lack of steps in the central part (almost flat floor), high-quality sofa filler, cup holders and door pockets - all of this has a comfortable ride. Fabric upholstery (can be ordered leather interior - perforated synthetic leather). In general, the interior makes a pleasant impression.
The luggage compartment, if there is a full-size spare wheel in the underground, is capable of receiving 500 liters of cargo. The separate back of the rear seats, falling forward, forms a flat platform and significantly increases the useful volume.
On the Russian market, the Chery Bonus 3 sedan is available in two equipment options: "Standard" and "Comfort". At the base of the car receives 15-inch steel wheels, halogen optics, fog lights, cloth interior, heated front seats, full electrics, air conditioning, electric trunk lid, central locking, front airbags, adjustable seat belts, ABS and EBD systems, and also an audio system with a USB connector and 4 speakers. Version Chery Bonus 3 "Comfort", characterized by the presence of parking sensors, alloy wheels, leather upholstery and driver's seat with adjustments in 6 directions.
Chery Bonus 3 engine lineup offers only one engine variant - the 1.5-liter gasoline aspirated ACTECO-SQRD4G15, developed by Austrian AVL. With 4 in-line cylinders and distributed fuel injection, this engine is capable of producing up to 109 hp. power at 6000 revolutions per minute, as well as about 140 Nm of torque at 4500 revolutions per minute. The engine is aggregated with a 5-speed "mechanics", allowing you to dial the "maximum speed" at 175 km / h, while accelerating from 0 to 100 km / h in 11.5 seconds. As for fuel consumption, in the combined cycle Chery Bonus 3 sedan requires about 7.3 liters per 100 km.
At the heart of Bonus 3 is a new, front-wheel-drive platform developed by the Chery automaker. According to the manufacturer, a large amount of high-strength steels is used in the construction of the sedan's body, and the front part is equipped with programmable deformation zones, which significantly increases the safety of the car. Suspension of the sedan energy-intensive, independent front (MacPherson strut) and semi-dependent rear (torsion beam). On the front wheels, the Chinese install ventilated disc brakes, on the rear they use simple drum brakes. Rack and pinion steering sedan supplemented by a hydraulic booster.