[YesAuto evaluation] Jingyi SUV, you can feel the strong crossover style from the name of the car. Faced with such a shape, you can't tell whether it is an MPV with a raised chassis, a sedan with a large hatchback, or a sedan-like SUV. . Of course, the boundaries are inherently established by conventions, and there is no need to entangle with issues such as concepts. As a self-owned brand family car with less than 100,000 yuan, practicality is the most important thing.
Compared with the regular version of Jingyi, the wheelbase of the Jingyi SUV has been slightly increased by 5 mm, which has no effect on space. The most obvious change is that the ground clearance of the chassis has been greatly increased by 55 mm to 205 mm, which is close to the current upper limit of mainstream urban SUVs. Although only excellent passability is not enough for it to go off-road, it is basically no problem to go to any place in the country that can be called a highway.
The Jingyi SUV not only improves the ground clearance, but in fact, their chassis structure is very different. The rear suspension is changed from the ordinary Jingyi torsion beam to a multi-link structure. It is said that this is the chassis structure of the Nissan Qashqai.
The increase in ground clearance increases the center of gravity of the vehicle, so the hardness of the suspension should be appropriately strengthened than that of ordinary Jingyi to ensure the support of the vehicle body. You can feel the tightness of the spring when you press over the bumps. Sitting in the car will not feel erratic due to being far away from the road. The independent rear wheel suspension has achieved a good balance between comfort and support.
The wheel hub has been upgraded from 15 inches to 17 inches in the ordinary Jingyi, and the tire width is 215 mm, which is even wider than the 1.8T Jingyi with the strongest power. It is a rare configuration in the 1.6L model of the same level. Wider tires mean better grip. This is also to cope with the stability of the body after heightening the body. In most cases, you will not realize the changes brought about by the increase in ground clearance, and the driving experience of the chassis is still closer to the standard. Ordinary car.
This car is equipped with a Japanese Mitsubishi 4A92 1.6L engine, with MIVEC variable valve timing technology, all aluminum alloy material, maximum power 122 horsepower, maximum torque 155 Nm, the technical content and parameters are at the mainstream level, and it is matched with 5-speed manual transmission, the first models on the market have no automatic transmission version.
The 1.6L engine is not difficult to drive a car body with a curb weight close to 1.4 tons, and it can have a good power output even when shifting at only 2000 rpm when driving at medium and low speeds. Of course, if the speed is increased appropriately, it can also provide some driving pleasure. The clutch coupling points are clear and well mastered, but the gearbox feels ordinary and the gears are a bit jerky.
It is worth mentioning that the entire Jingyi SUV is equipped with the German Bosch 8.0 version of the ESP body stability control system. For an SUV with a tall body, it is more likely to cause loss of control when it encounters sudden changes in emergency. However, the popularity of body stability control systems in self-owned brand SUVs is not high, and some have a guide price of more than 200,000. The joint venture SUV is also not equipped with ESP, which shows that Jingyi SUV's awareness of active safety is commendable.
Finally, let us take a look at the test results of Jingyi SUV.
◆ Accelerated test:
The 215mm tires did not cause any burden on acceleration. The tires in the early stages of the start will still easily break through the grip. The speed breaks through 100 at the end of the second gear. The final result is 12.5 seconds, which is 100 kg lighter than the Jingyi body and uses the normal version with narrower tires. Jingyi 1.5XL is slightly slower, this result is more reasonable.
◆ Brake test:
Changing to wider tires helped the braking performance. The average braking distance was 40.36 meters, and the results were very stable. The suspension is also very effective in supporting the car body during braking, and the posture is calm and gives people ample confidence.
◆ Noise test:
The overall noise of this car is relatively high, all obviously exceeding our expectations. The biggest source of noise is the engine, which shows that the noise reduction measures for the engine compartment are not very good.
The Jingyi SUV further mixes SUV elements on the basis of the original “big hatchback”, with the focus on enhancing the passability of the body. In terms of performance, the increased vehicle weight and wider tires did not cause any burden on the power, and the braking performance has been better than before. Unfortunately, there is still no improvement in noise control.
This car is not just a simple elevated version of ordinary Jingyi with a little crossover element, it can be said to be a brand new car. The chassis from Qashqai guarantees comfort, and the minimum ground clearance of 205 mm is comparable to most urban SUVs. In addition, the standard Bosch 8.0 ESP of the whole system is the leading configuration in the same level. It still has strong competitiveness in the camp of less than 100,000 yuan. This car will be listed during the upcoming Beijing Auto Show. Interested readers must pay attention to it.