[YesAuto in-depth experience] Although there are many SUV models currently on sale in China, they are basically concentrated in the compact, medium, and medium-to-large categories. However, in the field of urban small SUVs, it is a relatively blank area, and our protagonist today-Jin Hyun is targeting this market segment. Although it uses the same platform as OUTLANDER EX, Jinxuan has a smaller body size. After many meetings such as overseas test drives and auto show experiences, this car finally came to the editorial department. We also reviewed it for the first time. After experiencing and testing, please follow my article to learn more about this car.
● Appearance: Resin fender is a bright spot
If it weren't for this turquoise paint, I believe many people would not be able to tell at a glance whether this is a Jinxuan or Jinjie. As two products of the same brand and same platform, they have too many similarities. The fierce shark mouth grille and glaring eyes are all family design elements. I believe that not many people will object to Jinxuan as a Q version of Jinjie.
We found some mystery in the headlights of Jinxuan. A set of reflectors was designed under the xenon headlights so that part of the light source of the headlights can directly hit the sides of the front of the car. From our actual measurement, the bright lights can almost cover the 180° range facing the front of the car, and can provide the driver with a very good line of sight when turning at night.
The side of the vehicle has obvious characteristics of a sports car, with tall waistlines, black luggage racks, and sports skirts. For some reason, Jinxuan did not integrate the turn signal on the rearview mirror, which also made the two-color exterior rearview mirror lack of bright spots. The same power system as Yishen is one of Jinxuan's selling points, and you can add No. 93 oil on weekdays.
The front and rear fenders of Jinxuan are covered with resin material, which not only reduces the weight of the car body, but also saves the car owner a large amount of repair costs in a relatively minor collision. In addition, according to the manufacturer, this deformable skin can protect pedestrians when it collides with pedestrians.
The design of the rear of the car echoes the front of the car very well. The taillights on the corners of the lights also have a strong offensiveness, which also makes people see the unruly character of this car. The tail light group has joined the popular LED light source nowadays, and 9 LED lights will be lit after stepping on the brake.
The top-matching dazzling car we tested is equipped with 17-inch wheels and Yokohama tires with specifications of 215/60 R17. The ten-spoke wheel style has a strong sense of power. However, only the top of the 5 models in the series are 17-inch wheels, while the tire sizes of the other 4 models are 215/65 R16.
● Interior: the design is sporty but the workmanship is average
The black interior is very much in line with the positioning of the vehicle, and the silver decorative strip has also achieved a certain sense of movement. However, Jinxuan does not have much new ideas in the overall design, and it is too flat compared with the more individual characteristics of the vehicle. The front of the center console is covered with a part of soft material, but most parts are still mainly made of hard plastic.
We are already familiar with the style of Mitsubishi's steering wheel. Although the style is old, the size, thickness and feel of the steering wheel are very good, and the metal shift paddles are worthy of praise. The steering wheel can be manually adjusted in 4 directions, but the adjustable range does not seem to be very large.
The instrument panel design of Jinxuan is more satisfying. The barrel-shaped appearance emphasizes the sportiness of the vehicle. The instrument with white characters on a black background is clear and easy to read, and it also has a certain sense of fashion. The resolution of the driving computer in the middle is relatively high, the picture quality is very delicate, and many commonly used functions such as water temperature and fuel level are also displayed here.
The audio and air conditioning system on the central control panel is very simple in function, and the workmanship and feel of the buttons and knobs are not excellent. The audio system does not add the popular AUX or SD external audio source interface, which is a pity. After all, it is in China. Said that the frequency of use of MP3 far exceeds that of CD players.
The sun visors in the driver's and co-driver's seats are equipped with mirrors and lights, which is worthy of recognition. In the experience, I found that the materials used for the front and rear door panels of the vehicle are also different. For example, the upper part of the door panel is also soft. When the front door is touched, it is still a soft material, but when the rear door is reached, it becomes a hard plastic.
● Riding comfort and space: small rear headroom
The backrest of the front seat is generally wrapped, while the wrapping on both sides of the seat cushion is relatively good, which can give people a feeling of sitting in. The backs of the rear seats are relatively flat, which affects the comfort of the ride, but the imported cars are not sloppy in terms of safety. The three headrests and three three-point seat belts are very demeanor.
The performance of Jinxuan's space can only be regarded as enough. The 175cm height of the experiencer sits in the front row and is a punch away from the sunshade curtain, and the performance after coming to the rear seat is somewhat unsatisfactory. The space above the head is only one finger. It would be enough, and the performance of a punch and a half in the leg did not bring surprises. The floor in the middle of the back row has a certain bulge, but it just fits the feet of ordinary men.
The position of the central armrest box is relatively reasonable, and it can serve the driver even in the rearmost position, and the upper cover can also slide back and forth, which further enhances its practicability. However, there is no air outlet or storage compartment at the rear of the front center armrest box. Such a performance is indeed not what Japanese cars should have.
The back of Jinxuan's front seat introduces the use of the headrest. The correct position of the headrest should be parallel to the back of the head, not the neck as some people understand. The last thing I mentioned is that Jinxuan’s focus is on the panoramic sunroof. If it cannot be opened, it can only play a role in daylighting. Therefore, I don’t think it is appropriate to cancel the lights for the rear passengers.
● Storage space and trunk: the rear row can be connected to the trunk
The front passenger of Jinxuan does not need to worry about having no place to put things. The front door panels, the middle of the front seats and the central armrest box all have ample storage space. There is damping when the glove box is opened, but there should be no problem with three bottles of mineral water in the internal space, and the practicality is acceptable.
Compared with the front passengers, Jinxuan's rear passengers are far worse in terms of treatment. Only the center armrest in the entire rear row can form two cup holders when it is folded down. Fortunately, the rear passengers can be connected to the trunk, which will save a lot of things when taking the trunk during an outing, which is of practical significance.
It is worth noting that both of Jinxuan's front seats are tipped high, so under the front seat cushions is actually a good storage space, which is not only large but also very concealed. If you are a female car owner, you can put a pair of flat shoes for driving in this position.
Due to the size of the body, Jinxuan has no advantage in the trunk space compared to most mainstream SUVs. However, the trunk space is relatively regular and the expansion capability is relatively strong. It has no problem in dealing with ordinary households.
Judging from the first trunk picture, you might think that Jinxuan's seat can be flush with the trunk floor when it is down, but the actual situation is that its trunk floor is even higher than the seat after it is down. The main reason for this result is that the floor of the trunk is higher. The height we measured from the outside of the car is 74cm. It will be more difficult to carry large items.
Full text summary:
From the perspective of static experience, Jinxuan may not be considered excellent, at least in terms of its price point, its performance is not good enough. Although the resin fender is a highlight of the vehicle, it is hard to say how acceptable the Chinese people can be. The interior of the vehicle also has the problem of lack of novelty in design and unsatisfactory workmanship. In terms of riding, the wheelbase of 2670mm does not play well, and the space for the rear passengers is just enough. The front row has done well enough in terms of storage space, but the rear row really needs improvement. In contrast, its direct competitor, the 2011 Qashqai, has not only added advanced features such as panoramic sunroof, panoramic reversing, and CARWINGS, but the official guide price has also dropped to a certain extent, which is more cost-effective than Jinxuan. Of course, Jinxuan also has its own advantages, individual design, quality of imported cars, and more fun driving (Photo/Car Home Liu Yuxin)
[YesAuto Evaluation] In fact, we have tested Mitsubishi Outlander a long time ago. Today, facing this ASX from the same platform, it seems that there is nothing new, the same four-wheel drive structure, the same engine and gearbox, nothing more It's just downsizing. And this “small” character I think this is exactly the meaning of its existence. With reduced size and weight, what kind of driving experience and performance can the same powertrain bring us? This is what we are going to discuss today.
The power is the 4B11 engine that we are already familiar with. Now a 2.0L naturally aspirated MIVEC engine is used in many models of Mitsubishi. It has good physique and mature technology. The data of 150 horsepower and 197 Nm has been compared with 1.8T. The parameters of the engine are pretty good, and it's really worth showing off.
But we can’t ignore one factor here, which is the CVT gearbox. Friends who have used it must know it. Its advantage is that the gapless power transmission will make you ignore its existence while driving. The disadvantage is that it only works according to your own wishes. The power is transmitted with the law, and any rough movements of yours will be blocked here.
Although Jinxuan has the appearance of an SUV, the size is still the level of an ordinary compact car. If it is not because of the four-wheel drive system, we even regard it as a crossover. In driving, in addition to sitting slightly higher, you Can't find any SUV feel. Perhaps I am too entangled in the classification of Jinxuan's models, so I have always wanted to find some specific driving styles on it. It is a bit unclear whether it is an SUV or a sedan, but I am very clear about it, that is, Jinxuan. Let you drive very comfortable, worry-free, effortless, and comfortable driving style is the characteristic of this urban small SUV.
I think most of Jinxuan users are mainly young people, and the pursuit of power and driving pleasure is completely understandable. However, you should not have too much hope for this 2.0+CVT power combination. Although the engine has good data, it is pure The comfortable style CVT will kill the engine output without any edges and corners, and the daily driving power is sufficient, but this kind of calm and steady style will sometimes indeed make you a little crazy.
No way, this is the CVT gearbox, a product made for the purpose of economy and comfort. If you want to drive a car for fun, Jinxuan may not be suitable for you anymore. If you like Jinxuan, then you have to accept its CVT. It is such a style. How do you choose when facing the facts?
If we put aside the driving pleasure, Jinxuan can give full marks for driving comfort! Sitting higher than a car can give you a better view, and there will be no condescending tension like a large SUV; the smoothness of the CVT gearbox allows you to completely ignore the shift; steering, throttle , Braking can be done easily, it can be regarded as a very typical Japanese car style. And after driving in this environment for a period of time, you will lose your desire for the accelerator pedal and start to enjoy this comfortable style. This is the feeling that Jinxuan passed on to me, but it is somewhat radical and somewhat aggressive. The shape does not match.
I mentioned a lot of intuitive driving experience, but we still have to return to the data to display the test article.
● Accelerated performance test:
The timely four-wheel drive system usually presents the characteristics of a front-wheel drive, and the front of the car still slightly rises at the start. In addition, the program protection of the CVT gearbox limits the power output at the start, and the start movement is slightly slow. However, the final acceleration of 9.8 seconds exceeded our expectations. It must be said that Mitsubishi's 2.0L engine performed really well, and the CVT gearbox did not completely cover its full performance.
● Brake performance test:
Under the full braking state, Jinxuan's body posture was maintained very well, and the initial braking force was very sufficient, and the price comparison was maintained throughout the braking process. The final 41.16m performance was very good, which is considered to be a relatively good level.
● About fuel consumption test:
Due to time constraints, we did not conduct a fuel consumption test on Jinxuan this time, but Mitsubishi’s 2.0MIVEC engine is paired with a CVT gearbox, everyone knows that this is definitely an economical match, so you don’t have to invest too much energy in fuel consumption. Above.
● Mitsubishi ASX Jin Hyun four-wheel drive structure explanation
ASX Jinxuan adopts a set of timely four-wheel drive system, which has three modes: 2WD, 4WD, and 4WD-LOCK. Since it can be switched to 2WD, it can also be said to be an intelligent four-wheel drive system, which is similar to the Qijun introduced earlier. The central differential mechanism uses an electronically controlled multi-disc clutch differential, and the four wheels are coordinated with an electronic brake assist system.
The multi-disc clutch structure central differential can be operated at any time, both in driving and parking state, just turn the four-wheel drive knob behind the shift lever.
1. 2WD gear: The vehicle is in the front-wheel drive state. This gear is generally used when driving on the road. The front-wheel drive is the most economical.
2. 4WD gear: The vehicle is in a four-wheel drive state, and the rear axle gains part of the torque, which improves the driving stability of the vehicle. With the work of ESP, it can get better maneuverability on icy and snowy roads.
3. 4WD-LOCK: The central multi-part clutch differential is locked, and the front and rear axles get a 50:50 torque, which is useful when the two front wheels are completely slipping.
1. Hill climbing project-four-wheel drive gear is necessary
In the hill-climbing project, in order to reflect the difference between two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive, we first use 2WD to test. Because 2WD is a front-wheel drive, the grip is reduced after the front of the car is raised, causing the front wheels to idling and unable to move forward. At this time, switch to 4WD on the spot, and the vehicle can get out of trouble and continue to climb the top of the hill. The following is a picture comparison between the test rack and the actual road.
When climbing large-angle slopes, uphills from garage exits with ice and snow, and roads with low front wheel adhesion, vehicles are likely to be trapped. At this time, you only need to switch the four-wheel drive mode to 4WD to pass.
2. Cross axle project-ESP has limited braking force on diagonal wheels and average passing capacity
The two four-wheel drive models of ASX Jinxuan are equipped with ESP electronic stability system, but this ESP system does not seem to be tuned for off-road purposes. For cross-axis road conditions, the braking force of ESP is not enough to allow vehicles to pass through. The magnitude of the hindrance. Of course, we found a very interesting detail in the test, that is, the approach angle of the car coincidentally became the minimum passability, which means that as long as the obstacle does not make the front bumper bottom, it can basically pass smoothly. . In addition, the heavier front wheel will keep the front wheels in contact with the ground. It can be said that the law of universal gravitation “prevents skidding”, so the general small grooves and obstacles are OK if the throttle is larger.
In order to test the real passing ability of ASX Jinxuan, it is better to pull up the test rack to see what happens. Since there is no limited slip device between the wheels on both sides, the three four-wheel drive modes are not very helpful for this project. The only way to rely on ESP is to limit the slip on the skid wheels.
The angle of the test frame is 22 degrees, and the resistance is much more difficult than the cross-axis situation on a flat road. At this time, the ESP system of Jinxuan seems to be inadequate. We tried all modes (4WD, 4WD-LOCK), but the limited braking power could not help the vehicle to pass this project. The slippery wheels consumed all the power and could not pass.
ASX Jinxuan four-wheel drive test video:
Advantages: simple operation, fast connection of 4WD, 4WD system with 2WD gear is economical
Disadvantages: insufficient electronic auxiliary braking force, difficult cross-axis projects can not pass, low off-road limit
For SUV models of the ASX level, extreme off-road is definitely not the original intention of the design. This test reflects its ability to pass and escape under extreme conditions, and the result is not much worse than expected. Of course, if in my daily life, I would not treat a compact city SUV in this way. I would show off its handling more in cities and mountain roads. Of course, the most important thing is compared to two-wheel drive vehicles. Better active safety.
● Test summary:
First of all, from the test results, Jinxuan's performance is better than we expected. The performance of the 2.0L engine is worthy of recognition. It is really not easy to run 9.8 seconds even under the strict control of the CVT gearbox. From the perspective of daily driving, comfort is the most obvious feature of the product, other than that there is no special feeling. As a small urban SUV, or an urban crossover model, I don't think it is a product that pursues performance in terms of power. No matter how good or bad it is, there is no need to discuss too much. It is enough to drive comfortably.
In addition, one of Jinxuan’s major selling points may be the identity of imported cars. In our conventional concept, importing is equivalent to better craftsmanship, better materials, higher configuration, etc., but these are in Jinxuan. There seems to be no obvious manifestation on the body. So in the face of the most direct competitor like Qashqai, with the same size, power, and configuration, there is obviously no advantage in the price of about 20,000 higher. The price of the top model like Jinxuan has reached 240,000. From left to right, you can completely choose the mid-size car class of the sedan. Perhaps the characteristics of imported cars in terms of craftsmanship and materials are not directly reflected by us. This is a good reason. Otherwise, we can only choose it based on the appearance and brand preference.
● Model detailed parameter configuration table