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[YesAuto in-depth experience] When writing Pajero Jinchang, I suddenly thought of a male guest in a certain issue of “If You Are the One”. His appearance is not outstanding, and his speech and demeanor also reveal a little nervousness, so it hasn't been two. The wheel lights are mostly off. However, with the in-depth introduction, many of his inherent advantages gradually emerged, and finally he obtained good results.

I guess Pajero Jinchang’s performance may be somewhat similar to that of the male guest, because for most of the content covered in this article, it is really not good enough. This is a sloppy, tough guy-style off-road vehicle with a bit of a big stripe, and its performance in the static part is difficult to compete with its opponents. But don’t rush to turn off the lights, because there is a test article for it on Thursday, and it may surprise us in the last section of the VCR.


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Pajero Jinchang's past and present

Everyone must have heard of Mitsubishi Pajero at least, but who is this Pajero Jinchang sacred? Before having an in-depth experience of it, let us first understand the past and present of this model.

The Pajero Jinchang in front of us is called Pajero Sport in English and is the second generation of the series. In fact, we are no stranger to the first-generation model. It was made by BAIC from 2003 to 2008 and was named Pajero Speed. This car is based on the second-generation Pajero chassis and is positioned slightly lower than Pajero. The second-generation model is derived from Mitsubishi's pickup truck Triton, which was first released at the Moscow Motor Show in August 2008.


Dimensions

Pajero Jinchang’s “eight-character” grille and those dull eyes are very reminiscent of the Pajero racing version of the Dakar. Of course, the two cars are just similar in shape, I am afraid that the whole car does not have the same parts. . Jin Chang is definitely not a handsome guy at the first sight, or even a handsome guy at the tenth sight, but when it really stops next to you, you can still feel the game of a hardcore SUV.

Pajero Jinchang's approach angle, passage angle and departure angle are 36°, 23° and 24° respectively, which are more than enough to cope with normal roads and bad roads. The matched BP tires are experts in the production of all-terrain tires, while the Long Trail T/A series tires are based on road performance.

Pajero Jinchang's rear always looks a bit uncoordinated, and the too soft and twisty taillight shape also destroys the masculine temperament of this hardcore off-road vehicle. The full-size spare tire suspended at the bottom of the rear of the car can take full responsibility when needed, but it is still a bit more troublesome when it comes to changing tires.


Central control interior

In my opinion, Mitsubishi has always been one of the least Japanese among Japanese automakers, and the interior may look good from the picture. But the actual feeling is not so good. The workmanship and materials are relatively rough. It may be more acceptable to think of it as a truck. The style of the dashboard is similarly simple and almost primitive. Jin Chang doesn't know what the trip computer is.

The feeling of the steering wheel is too familiar. We can see it in Yishen and Jinxuan cars. The feel of this steering wheel is a bit hard, but all the functions it should have are not lost. There are a lot of paddle shifts, audio control, and cruise control. It is a pity that the steering wheel does not support front and rear adjustment, which affects the adjustment of the best sitting posture.

There are really no bright spots on the center console. I feel that the navigator of the cottage always plays a screen saver composed of various smooth pictures when you don't operate it. However, the advantage of counterfeit products is that they are powerful. The navigation is not only a touch screen, but also supports three audio source access modes: AUX, USB and SD card.

The two storage compartments on the Jinchang center console are not wrapped with any soft filler, and it is a complete tragedy to put the mobile phone in it without a film. There was no damping when the glove box was opened, and it hit the co-pilot's leg straightly. The only comfort is that the front passenger is equipped with seat heating, which finally provides a little sense of luxury.

Riding space

Pajero Jinchang is slightly smaller than Pajero in body size, so what is its actual spatial performance? Let us take a look at the performance of this five-door seven-seater SUV.

The space performance of the first two rows of passengers is calm. After all, it is a seven-seater car. If there is any problem with the space of the first two rows, it is obviously impossible to justify. The head space of the passengers in the front and rear rows is about one punch, and the riding space in front of the legs of the second row of passengers is also about two punches and one more finger, which can fully meet everyone's needs.

The space performance of the third-row passengers was better than expected. Although there is no room above the head, there is a gap of about two fingers in front of the legs. Although not spacious, it is better than the tragic experience of the third-row top leg of many seven-seater models.

The seats can be adjusted in a variety of ways. The second row of seats can move up to 14cm back and forth, and the angle of the seat back can also be adjusted appropriately, allowing the rear passengers to have a better rest during long-distance travel. The deployment of the second row of seats and the lowering of the third row of seats are not cumbersome and can be operated by one person.

The space in the trunk is relatively regular and practical. According to the different conditions of the seat down, the volume of the trunk can also be adjusted in a wide range. When the rear two rows of seats are all down, the maximum depth of the rear row can reach 1650mm, and when the rear two rows of seats are all opened, the trunk depth is only 365mm.

to sum up:

From a static point of view, Jinchang is definitely not the recommended SUV for the 400,000 class. First of all, its reputation is far less than that of Prado and Pajero; this generation of models is still based on pickup trucks, and as a latecomer, there is no eye-catching feeling in appearance design; the interior is even more rough. Compared with the Prado and even the Pajero V73, it is at a significant disadvantage, and it feels no better than the 100,000-class autonomous SUV.

Pajero Jinchang (import) 2011 model 3.0L luxury navigation version

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Manufacturer's guide price

39.80 million

Of course, Jinchang is not without its advantages. As a five-door, seven-seater SUV, it still shows the level of flexibility and convenience that a Japanese car should have in terms of seat adjustment. The 2800mm wheelbase also exceeds Prado and Pajero make it perform well in terms of seating space. Even the third-row seats are by no means furnishings and have good practicality. In addition, when the price is lower than rivals of the same level, its configuration still has small advantages, such as safety air curtains, seat heating, navigation, xenon headlights and other configurations that rivals at the same price do not have.

Finally, we have to do publicity for the evaluation article on Thursday. After all, the biggest charm of the tough guy is also here. Non-load-bearing body, integral bridge suspension and Mitsubishi's advanced super-selected four-wheel drive system, a good result in off-road performance seems to be expected. So what about its city driving performance? Especially when facing more and more opponents who adopt load-bearing bodies and four-wheel independent suspension. In short, please don't rush to turn off the lights, and wait until you see the performance of the test part before making a conclusion.

[YesAuto Evaluation] In the previous static experience part, my colleague Liu Yuxin mentioned the topic of “people are not in appearance”, which reminds people of many inspirational combinations of “ugly men and beauties”. The reason why “ugly men” can win the hearts of beautiful women is not because Being nice to others is definitely because he has some attractive specialties. The same is true for Pajero Jinchang, whose specialty is obviously powerful off-road performance.

The current Jinchang second-generation sprinter was born in 2008. In fact, it has no blood relationship with Pajero. The chassis comes from a Mitsubishi pickup, with a non-load-bearing body and an integral bridge-type rear suspension.

After a short contact, you will find that the driving experience of Jinchang is the same as the appearance, with a strong wild style. Its steering wheel feedback is heavy, it takes four laps to play the whole course, and it is very laborious to knead the library at low speed. The suspension handles road vibrations simply and stiffly, and the non-load-bearing body isolates almost all control road feelings. It is difficult for drivers who lack confidence to operate.

In terms of power, the 3.0-liter engine has a maximum power of 163 kilowatts (222 horsepower) and a maximum torque of 281 Nm. This engine does not have any advanced and precise technology. It is still a single overhead camshaft. It mainly pursues reliability. Unfortunately, the official still requires the use of No. 97 gasoline, which greatly reduces its adaptability in the field.

It will not have strong explosive power in daily driving, but at any time as long as the accelerator is stepped deeply, the vehicle can still respond in time and drive the vehicle to accelerate steadily. The 5-speed automatic gearbox has a close and smooth shifting process, which is reasonably matched to the engine. What's interesting is that Jinchang is also equipped with shift paddles, which may not be of much practical significance.

In general, the daily driving experience of this car is really rough. It is not bad in terms of hardware indicators, but it does not pay attention to modification. This makes it lack the driving quality that people think of family cars at the same price. The normal version of Pajero with a load-bearing body and a multi-link independent rear suspension is also slightly inferior.

Jinchang put most of its energy on off-road. The biggest highlight is of course Mitsubishi's super-selected four-wheel drive system, which is characterized by combining all the functions of rear-wheel drive, full-time four-wheel drive and time-sharing four-wheel drive…

Don’t be too happy, we know that the previous Mitsubishi Pajero V73, V93, V97, etc., are equipped with Mitsubishi’s most advanced second-generation Super-Select 4WD II (Super-Select 4WD II), but At present, the Pajero Jinchang sold in China is only matched with the first-generation Super-Select 4WD system (Super-Select 4WD).

The first-generation and second-generation super-selected four-wheel drive systems are very similar in terms of structure and principle, so what is the difference between them? The difference lies in the structure of the central transfer case. The first-generation system is a purely mechanical structure, and the upgraded second-generation system adds an electronic control unit, and realizes the proportional free distribution of front and rear torque.

The first generation of super selection four-wheel drive system (SS4-I) : A viscous coupling is integrated on the power output shaft leading to the front axle in the transfer case to realize the power output of the front axle. In daily driving, there are 2H and 4H modes, both of which are rear-wheel drive. Only when the rear wheel slips, the viscous coupling will immediately communicate, and the front and rear axle torque will be distributed at 50:50. In fact, this The mode is similar to the effect of a timely four-wheel drive.

The second-generation super-selected four-wheel drive system (SS4-II): Based on the first-generation system structure, the original viscous coupling is changed to an electronically controlled multi-disc clutch structure. In 4H mode, it can be set according to the program and the vehicle at the time In the driving state, the front and rear torque can be adjusted freely between 33:67 and 50:50. This is a true full-time four-wheel drive system. (Click to view the detailed explanation of the second-generation super-selected four-wheel drive system)

In addition, Jinchang's super-selected four-wheel drive system is also equipped with a rear axle locking device, and there is an electronic auxiliary braking system, which is almost the most complete four-wheel drive hardware configuration in its class. The picture below is the structure of Pajero Jinchang four-wheel drive system, and the structure of each part can be clear at a glance.

The transfer case of the SS4 super selection four-wheel drive system has 4 gears: 2H, 4H, 4HLC, 4LLC. The 2H gear (high-speed two -wheel drive) is a pure rear-wheel drive state to ensure the economy of road driving; the 4H gear (high-speed four-wheel drive) power is still mainly distributed to the rear axle, and part of the power is transmitted to the front axle by the viscous coupling in emergency. In 4HLC (high-speed four-wheel drive + central locking) state, the central differential is locked, and the front and rear axle power distribution is 50:50; 4LLC (low-speed four-wheel drive + central locking) mode increases the transmission ratio of 1.9:1 and the torque is enlarged by 1.9 Times.

In the actual test, we first used the full-time four-wheel drive mode. When the wheels were suspended, there was a certain amount of idling. Then the electronic limited-slip device was activated to apply strong braking to the slippery wheels to help the vehicle pass smoothly. The whole process was fairly calm. , The effect of electronic limited slip is obvious.

The four-wheel drive gear is changed to 4HLC, the central differential is locked, and the effect is basically the same as that of the full-time four-wheel drive when passing through projects such as “steamed buns”, all relying on the electronic limited slip device. In most cases, only locking the central differential + electronic limited slip is sufficient to cope with most off-road conditions.

In 4HLC mode, press the “R/D LOCK” button on the left side of the steering wheel, and the rear axle differential will also be locked. At this time, the vehicle enters the strongest four-wheel drive state, but the ABS and electronic limited slip device will automatically turn off. The mechanical rigid connection distributes the torque evenly, and there is no difficulty in passing through the cross shaft. For the specific four-wheel drive performance of this car, please see the following video:

If Jinchang's road performance is slightly insufficient, then it finally did not let us down in cross-country. In the super-selected four-wheel drive system, the last two locks, plus the viscous coupling and the electronic limited slip device, take into account the functions of full-time and time-sharing four-wheel drive, no less than many professional off-road vehicles with a price of millions of dollars.

Finally, let us take a look at the test results of this car on the asphalt.

◆ Accelerated test:

Acceleration did not bring surprises. The acceleration process was always smooth. The 12.11 second result was a normal level. It once again proved how strange it is equipped with paddle shifters. It is obvious that this car can't provide any driving pleasure, just don't force it.

◆ Brake test:

The posture when braking is a bit scary. The front suspension is difficult to support the heavy body. The feeling of sitting in the car is more exaggerated, like playing a pirate ship. However, the final result is unexpectedly good. The average distance is within 41 meters. The brake system is still trustworthy to deal with heavy car bodies.

◆ Noise test:

The noise in the driving process first comes from the engine, especially in the high-speed range. The noisy sound affects the environment in the car very much. It can be said that the sound insulation of the engine is not well done. There is wind noise, which is inevitable for its huge body.

Product positioning analysis

In terms of cost performance, Pajero Jinchang is indeed very competitive. Among the models with similar positioning, the cheapest Prado 2.7 automatic model has a guide price of 449,000, and does not have a rear axle differential lock and electronic limited slip between wheels. The device, off-road can't be compared with Jinchang at all. Another very personalized professional off-road vehicle Wrangler, its guide price has exceeded 450,000, and the comfort is not even as good as it is.

But there is a real problem here, that is whether you really need such a comprehensive four-wheel drive capability. This car is equivalent to having two systems of full-time four-wheel drive and time-sharing four-wheel drive. Ordinary drivers may find the operation more cumbersome. Usually full-time four-wheel drive and electronic limited slip are enough. Real professional players pay attention to experience and skills. Definitely use the mechanical locking mode, and there are probably very few people who need both modes at the same time.

Of course, we always hope that the more comprehensive the functions, the better, the key is that the cost of this super-selected four-wheel drive system is too high. There are many choices of low-end, low-end, hard-core off-road vehicles of domestically-made brands. For less than 150,000 yuan, you can purchase a model similar to the Great Wall Haval and install the rear axle differential lock to get quite strong off-road capability, and In terms of highway comfort, Jin Chang has no advantage.

In addition, Jinchang is not without rivals. The biggest competitor at the same price is Kia's Ba Rui. This car also uses a non-load-bearing body and an integral bridge suspension, and its power, configuration and comfort are more than Jinchang. For off-road purposes, Ba Rui does not have a rear axle differential lock, but it has high-tech equipment such as air suspension and steep slope descent, which is not bad.

In general, Mitsubishi Pajero Jinchang is a model that pays great attention to functionality. It is provided to consumers who really have the need for off-roading. The most ideal audience group should be the kind of professional outdoor people or enthusiasts. The biggest selling point of the whole car is this super-selected four-wheel drive system. As for whether it is worth the price, it depends on everyone's different pursuits.

As a hardcore off-road vehicle, if it is only used in the city all year round, then this car can only play a small part of its full value, and the mediocre road performance even makes others misunderstood as “inferior quality and high price”, which is like right The prejudice of the “ugly man”, in fact, as long as you have been in contact for a period of time, you can discover the true value of this car and fall in love with it. The only flaw appears in the engine link, and the picky appetite that can only add 97 gasoline is likely to discourage some potential consumers.