Test drive the Emgrand X7 (Geely GX7). Without translation.
The Geely Emgrand X7 is the first compact crossover in the Geely model range. The Russian premiere of the car (called Geely GX7) was held at the Moscow International Motor Show in 2012. Sales of the model in Russia started in December 2013. I collect the car in Belarus at the BelJ plant. The BelDzhi company, the founders of which are BelAZ, the Chinese Geely and the joint venture Soyuzavtotekhnologii, began production of the Emgrand X7 model in October 2013.
According to the information provided by the management of Geely Automobile Holdings Ltd, Italian maestro Giorgetto Giugiaro was responsible for the design of the exterior. The front end of the body has received a large cross-sectional bumper trimmed from the bottom, a slightly radiator grille protruding slightly forward and compact headlights. Solidity and solidity of the appearance add powerful vyshtampovki front wheel arches, hood, towering over the ledges of the wings, rear-view mirrors with turn signal indicators and large fog. The crossover feed harmoniously combines miniature rear lights and a compact bumper that protects black non-dyed plastic at the bottom. So far, only four enamel variants are offered for body painting: white, silver, mocha and black.
Overall dimensions of the crossover body: 4541 mm in length, 1833 mm in width, 1700 mm in height, with 2661 mm wheelbase and 175 mm - ground clearance (ground clearance). The front and rear wheel track is 1,560 mm, the car is equipped with 225/65 R17 tires on alloy wheels in 17 size, and the spare wheel is also full-sized on a light alloy wheel.
Salon Emgrand X7 meets the driver and four passengers with a strict and restrained atmosphere, low-cost finishing materials. Interior design is made in black and beige tones. Steering wheel with height adjustment only. The devices are located in two wells and have a nice blue light. The second row pleases not only the reserve of space for comfortable accommodation of three adult passengers, but also the ability to move a separate back sofa along the cabin, increasing the size of the luggage compartment or legroom for passengers. With five crew members, the Geely Emgrand X7's trunk is able to accommodate 570 liters of cargo; if you fold the rear row of seats, a nearly flat cargo platform of 1200 liters is formed. The spare wheel is mounted under the bottom of the car.
In the salons of Russian dealers Geely Emgrand X7 will initially be available in two trim levels: Comfort and Luxury. The Comfort version includes: air conditioning, an on-board computer, an audio system, heated front seats, mechanical adjustment of the driver's seat in six directions, 17-inch alloy wheels, front and rear fog lights, electrically adjustable and heated mirrors, power windows for all doors, alarm, central lock, ABS with EBD and front airbags. Maximum luxury equipment is supplemented by climate control instead of air conditioning, rear and front parking sensors, metal door sills, electric adjustment of the driver's seat in eight directions, and leather upholstery.
So far, the crossover is offered in Russia with only one 2.0-liter engine with a capacity of 139 horsepower at 5,900 revolutions per minute and a maximum torque of 178 Nm at 4,000 revolutions per minute. The engine complies with Euro-4 standards, and is paired with a 5-speed manual gearbox from the Australian manufacturer DSI. It can accelerate cars weighing from 1514 kg to a maximum speed of 170 km / h. Fuel consumption on the passport is 8.6 liters in mixed mode, and in a city driving mode at least 11.5 liters. A version with a more powerful 2.4 engine (158 hp) will be available in spring 2014.
Drive exclusively front. For the design of the suspension, the company's specialists chose a proven scheme. The front offers racks Mac Furson, and behind the semi-dependent beam. All wheel disc brakes, power steering hydraulic.
According to the results of the independent C – NCAP test in China, this car was recognized as the safest in its class. To ensure an adequate level of security, Geely works closely with Swedish experts from Volvo Car Coproration. Already in the basic configuration, the car is equipped with two airbags, anti-lock brakes with electronic brake force distribution, power steering, locking system, anti-theft system and many other systems and mechanisms.