[YesAuto Shopping Guide] With the steadily increasing sales of Chinese cars, domestic manufacturers have seized this rare opportunity and entered a period of rapid development of their own. Many independent brands have launched very good products. They have got rid of the stage of roughness and imitation, and have entered a new era of refinement and originality. Today I will introduce four representative small cars among them. They have gradually approached the joint venture brand in quality, but are more affordable in terms of price and configuration.
● Chery Wind 2
Price: 5.18~61,800 yuan
From a simple imitation of the initial appearance to the ability to independently develop decent products, Chery's progress in the past two years is obvious to all. Fengyun 2 is the best proof of this progress. It completely gets rid of the routines imitated by the old models and has good performance in all aspects.
Fengyun 2 has two types of sedan and hatchback. Their front faces are basically the same. The term “Bionic V-shaped front face” is the most frequently mentioned in Fengyun 2's advertisements and introductions. The difference between the two cars starts with the C-pillar. It is a matter of opinion that the rear is more beautiful, but in terms of practicality, the hatchback design of the sedan Fengyun 2 is even better.
The center console of Fengyun 2 also uses a bionic design. The upper darker and lower lighter colors are in line with the positioning of the family car. A closer look at the darker part is indeed like the raised tail fin of a blue whale. What is more worthy of our praise is that the center console is actually covered with a thick layer of soft material, which is extremely rare in small cars at this price.
In our braking test, the performance of Fengyun 2 can be described as excellent, with an average braking distance of 39.8 meters, which is already a very good level, and the stability of its braking system is even more commendable. In our 10 braking tests, the braking distance did not fluctuate more than 1 meter, which is very rare.
Fengyun 2 uses the independently developed ACTECO 1.5L engine with a maximum power of 109 horsepower and a maximum torque of 140 Nm. The power parameters are excellent, especially the maximum torque can be output at 3000 rpm, which is more suitable for daily use. The performance of fuel consumption is also commendable. Our measured fuel consumption is only 6.2L/100km, which is also a relatively low level among small cars.
Compared with the old Fengyun, Fengyun 2 has undergone earth-shaking changes. The new appearance is young and fashionable, and the interior design and workmanship also have many highlights. The most surprising thing is its powerful and stable braking system and low fuel consumption. These safety and economic highlights are the real boon for car owners.