Chery fora

Chery Fora owner review

The Chery For class C car was first introduced as a pre-production sample at the Shanghai Auto Show in 2005. Then he had the A21 index, and in January 2006, the model appeared on the Chinese market as the Chery A5. In the Russian market it is called Fora, for Ukraine - Elara, and in Egypt Speranza A516. Chery Fora is assembled in Russia at the Avtotor plant in Kaliningrad.

The front-wheel-drive Chery Fora sedan is a product of the Chinese company's own engineering, although the basis for the design, traditionally, is the SEAT Toledo platform, which is somewhat larger in size. The Foura is distinguished by a modern silhouette with a minimum of quite appropriate decor - on the road in the vicinity of foreign cars of European and Japanese-Korean production, the car looks organically.

The car is offered in a rich basic configuration: power steering, adjustable steering wheel, ABS, air conditioning, 15-inch alloy wheels plus the same spare wheel, fog lights, 4 airbags (2 front and 2 side), central locking, electric windows, CD player. For extra charge leather interior and electrics.

Salon Fora is spacious and looks modern. There are no traditional for Chinese cars inserts under the "tree"; The upper part of the dashboard is made of soft light plastic and is perceived as a single whole with the hard materials of the panel itself and the inserts for polished aluminum. The ergonomics of the driver's seat is not bad, the driver's seat is equipped with servo drives, allowing adjustment in 8 directions. Landing is quite high, as the saying goes, an amateur. Perhaps only the pedals are raised too high above the floor. Heated electric mirrors are generally informative, although several “remove” objects, rather narrow front struts provide acceptable visibility. In the location and design of the keys and switches, there is a similarity with the cars of more famous automakers. Multifunction steering wheel with radio control buttons. It has a CD changer for 6 CDs, and this is also in the basic configuration.

In the back seat, three medium sized passengers will feel quite comfortable. With the growth of 180 cm, the average passenger will still have a 5-centimeter headroom. The back of the rear seat folds apart, which with a considerable amount of luggage in the 480 l allows, if necessary, to carry and lengthy loads.

The Fora is mainly equipped with the 4-cylinder 16-valve ASTESO D-VVT engine of 2.0 liters (130 hp, 180 N m) developed by the Austrian company AVL with variable valve timing system, which consumes AI-92 gasoline. It was with such an engine that the Russian Fora was first sold, and more recently, a model with a 1.6-liter engine (109 hp, 147 Nm) has been proposed. In the Chinese market, a car with a two-liter engine has an A520 index, and with a 1.6-liter A516. In the future, it is planned to manufacture Fora with a 4-cylinder 8-valve turbo diesel FQR from Renault with a volume of 1.9 liters (94 hp, 270 N m).

The elastic motor and stretched ratios 5MKPP contribute to a quiet ride. After 1500 rev / min, the motor provides confident traction, and after 3000 rev / min it shows a noticeable pickup; the selection of gear ratios in the gearbox allows you to very dynamically move in city traffic and not to keep the engine at high speeds on a country highway. Acceleration to 100 km / h takes 11 s, the maximum speed of 185 km / h. Gasoline consumption in the urban cycle is about 10 liters.

In addition to the manual gearbox, the Fora can be equipped with a CVT by the famous German company ZF. Reliable stepless variators ZF have proven themselves on various models of brands such as Rover, MG, Mini, Ford, Eagle, etc.

In the move, the Foru characterizes an acceptable smoothness, achieved due to a sufficiently energy-consuming fully independent suspension (front MacPherson with a stabilizer, rear multi-link with a stabilizer) and providing a decent level of comfort in the cabin. The steering, equipped with power, is quite informative, despite the "length" (almost 4 full turns from stop to stop), and the response of the car is adequate. Security is maintained by the ABS and ЕBD systems, as well as effective brakes (ventilated front disc and rear disc ventilated).

It can be assumed that Chery Fora is a car in an excellent configuration for an adult who prefers a quiet, comfortable ride, not chasing prestige and not yet ready to afford a more expensive car.

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