Brilliance H230: Sorokin test
In 2015, the model Brilliance H230 debuted on the Russian market, which, by the way, has been available in China since 2012. The car under the symbol "H230" is available only in the sedan. His twin brother in the back of the hatchback received an index "H220". Both cars are built on a common front wheel drive platform and are typical representatives of the European class B. They differ in different body types with different overall length and some details in the exterior design. The H230 sedan has a more conservative appearance.
It is impossible to call the exterior outstanding, but the car looks quite modern, attractive and even original. The streamlined contours of the body, dynamic stamps, a large glass area, front bumper with a powerful relief, a compact slit of the lower air intake and large inserts with fog. The image is completed by an unusual grille with a neat chrome-plated insert, emphasizing the company logo, and large volumetric optics, both at the front and rear.
The external dimensions of the body of the Brilliance H230 sedan are: 4390 mm in length, 1703 mm in width without mirrors, 1480 mm in height, with 2570 mm set aside for the wheelbase. With standard fitted tires of size 185/60 R15 on steel or alloy wheels, ground clearance (clearance) is 165 mm, front wheel track is 1,465 mm, rear wheel track is 1,460 mm. The curb weight of the sedan is 1214 kg.
Neatness, rigor and conciseness - three whales, which keeps the interior. Inside the car, everything is simple, modest and dubzhetno. The layout of the cabin is traditional - five-seater, while the free space is enough. In the decoration is used mainly plastic, and a little harsh. The front panel is framed trivially. Informative instruments are located in two deep wells and are supplemented with an on-board computer screen. The steering wheel has tides in the area of the correct grip and rim trimmed from the bottom.
The trunk in the database is ready to accommodate about 470 liters of cargo.
The engine range offers only one powerplant version - a 1.5-liter naturally aspirated 105 hp gasoline engine. at 5800 rev / min. The peak torque is reached at 3800 - 4200 rev / min and is equal to 143 Nm. The engine received a 16-valve DOHC timing belt and distributed fuel injection, is able to run on AI-92 gasoline, and meets the requirements of the Euro-4 environmental standard.
As a transmission, the engine received a basic 5-speed manual transmission, optionally available 6-band "automatic". The maximum speed of the Brilliance H230 is 180 km / h. The average fuel consumption of 6.3 liters for the version with the mechanics and 6.6 liters for cars equipped with an automatic transmission.
At the heart of the Brilliance H230 sedan is a front wheel drive platform, which the Chinese, they said, were helped to develop and customize by BMW experts. The front end of the H230 is based on an independent McPherson type suspension, the rear is supported by a semi-dependent suspension based on a torsion beam. The brake system of the H230 sedan is classic for a budget car - ventilated disc brakes on the front and simple rear drum brakes. Rack and pinion steering gear is equipped with electric power steering.
In the basic configuration, the H230 sedan is guaranteed to receive ABS with EBD, front airbags, electric rear-view mirrors, cloth interior, power windows for all doors, remote control central locking, height adjustment of the steering column, air conditioning, on-board computer, audio system with AUX / USB and 15-inch steel wheels.
In the more expensive models, side airbags, parking sensors, fog lights, electric sunroof, audio system with a CD player, MP3 discs and 6 speakers, alloy wheels will be added.