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[YesAuto in-depth experience] This brand has a long history. It has also successfully become a joint venture of BMW in China. It is Brilliance China. In recent years, independent brands have made major moves, constantly launching new products. In contrast, Zhonghua’s progress is slightly lagging behind. Perhaps it has seen the big cake in the SUV market. The first SUV was released at the end of last year. I believe you should not be unfamiliar. Yes, this is the Chinese V5 endorsed by Legend of Phoenix.


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Appearance: obvious imitation traces

The price range of China V5 is 109,800 to 145,800 yuan. From the price range, it overlaps with BYD S6, Haval H6, Tiggo, etc. Obviously they form a direct opposition, but the price of China V5 is not cheap. . We compare their body sizes, and the Zhonghua V5 is quite satisfactory and can be regarded as the mainstream level.

Needless to say, you can also see the appearance of the Zhonghua V5. It has a very high similarity to the BMW X1. From the Zhonghua H530 to the Zhonghua V5, Brilliance China has also embarked on the road of copying. As a result of the mature and successful design, the appearance looks more spiritual, but the workmanship really needs to be improved. For example: the silver decorative strip on the front lip, when pressed on one side and the other side, it will rise.

The sides and rear of the car are still familiar to us, and the details are good. We have to admit that the China V5 does have a good appearance. 17-inch tires are no longer small for a car of this size, and the wheel shape is almost designed in accordance with the BMW X1 routine. In short, the visual experience is good.


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Interior: good workmanship, defective chrome-plated central control panel

The interior continues the design style of the Chinese H530, which is somewhat similar to the Audi A4L in terms of styling. The biggest highlight is the large-area chrome plating on the center console, and the bright chrome plating is also controversial.

In addition to the beauty dispute, we are concerned about two points. One is whether it will dazzle under strong light. Practice has proved that it will not produce glare. The second one is whether it is easy to leave fingerprints? This does exist. The shiny chrome-plated surface is easy to leave fingerprints, and the surface is fragile and easy to scratch.

The materials used in the center console left a good impression on me. The whole is made of soft materials, which feels very good, and the workmanship is also ideal, which is better than products of the same level.

The shape of the steering wheel is beautiful, the hand feel is nothing special, and the integrated multi-function buttons are located at a reasonable level. The steering wheel can only be adjusted in height, and the range is not large. Competitive models of the same level, Haval H6 and BYD S6, can be adjusted front and rear.

Front-row storage is a problem, and it is difficult to find a suitable location for portable wallet phones. The door panel has ample storage space, not only has a separate cup holder, but the remaining space is also highly available. The space on the back door panel is relatively limited, and it will be able to fit a water bottle.

All Zhonghua V5 series are equipped with ASR drive anti-skid as standard, which can reduce the occurrence of slipping when accelerating on wet and slippery roads to a certain extent. There are glasses case and co-pilot vanity mirror in the car, which is good overall. It adopts a one-key open and close design.


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Ride comfort: good space and average comfort

We have seen the interior workmanship and storage before, and overall there are bright spots to follow. Next, let's take a look at the riding space and comfort of this mainstream-size SUV.

In terms of riding comfort, although the padding of the seat is very soft, it is relatively thin, so the real ride feels very ordinary, the front armrest box can slide back and forth, and the texture is relatively soft.

Experiencers with a height of 180cm have relatively good front and rear space, and the height adjustment range of the front seats is large, and the overall feeling of the Chinese V5 space is more practical. The practicality of the middle position in the back row is very general, with a large raised floor and a narrow width.

In order to control costs, the middle seat is not equipped with a headrest, but the standard configuration of the safety seat interface makes us very pleased. Although some people will say that this thing is useless, what we want to say is please be responsible for your child.

The trunk volume is average, and the 24-inch suitcase cannot be placed vertically under normal conditions. The rear seats can be laid down at a ratio of 4/6, and the floor is uneven and has a larger slope after being laid down.

At present, the Zhonghua V5 is only equipped with a 1.6L engine. It is not difficult to see that it is only for basic users who have no special requirements on power. In addition to the 5-speed manual gearbox, it is also equipped with a 5-speed manual gearbox, which is relatively mainstream. It is reported that the Zhonghua V5 may be equipped with a 1.5T engine in the future.

The 2-wheel drive structure is the driving method of most autonomous entry-level SUVs. The city-oriented China V5 also only has a two-wheel drive structure and adopts a rear torsion beam suspension. Among several competing models, the independent suspension is only Have a copy of it.

to sum up:

The Zhonghua V5 has an appearance similar to that of the BMW X1, and the details are also in place. I think this is obviously its selling point. The interior has a high level of workmanship, and the overall materials used are more generous. It has certain advantages in the same level, but from the configuration point of view, it did not bring us any surprises. Brands of the same level and the same price can already be bought with navigation So we believe that the rationality of the configuration distribution needs to be optimized. (Photo/Car Home Zhang Ke)