[YesAuto original test drive] Great Wall Haval H5 has so far launched two major car series, “Zhizun” and “European Wind”, both of which are equipped with 2.0-liter, 2.4-liter naturally aspirated gasoline engines and 2.5-liter turbochargers With the diesel engine, plus the difference between the two-wheel drive version and the four-wheel drive version, looking at the long list of models will be a bit dazzling. Today, H5 Lvjing 2.0T is also officially listed, which means that the H5 family has joined six new members.

Therefore, it is necessary to make a simple division of their relationship: Haval H5 is divided into two juxtaposed large car series, Zhizun version and European style version. These two series have different appearance, configuration and other details for different consumer groups. Differences, while key parts such as the powertrain, chassis, and four-wheel drive system are shared. Only from the appearance design, the Zhizun version looks tough. Our previous experience article even used “touch with heavy taste” as the title; while the European version is gentler, with more rounded lines on the front face.

The six Lvjing 2.0T cars tested today are all part of the European style series. The appearance is exactly the same as that of other European styles with matching power. The interior parts are also similar to other European styles except for details such as the tachometer and gear lever. Keep consistent, the biggest unique feature is the use of a brand-new 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine and a 6-speed manual transmission , so its power performance is the focus of our test drive.


The car home has already done a lot of introductions to the exterior and interior parts of the Zhizun version and the European style version. I will not repeat it today. Readers who need to know please click the link below:


Power matching overview

2.0-liter turbocharged engine

Lvjing 2.0T is equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine with a maximum power of 110Kw/4000rpm and a peak torque of 310N·m/1800-2800rpm. The turbocharger is provided by BorgWarner. You can see it in the diagram above. A vacuum pump is connected to the end of the exhaust gas turbine, and a fork connecting rod is extended from the vacuum pump. The connecting rod is connected to the inside of the exhaust gas turbine pipe. The computer will control the vacuum pump connecting rod to move back and forth according to the engine working conditions to adjust the guide vanes in the pipe. The angle of the exhaust gas turbine duct can be changed. In addition, this engine also has technologies such as electronically controlled high-pressure common rail, exhaust gas circulating cooling, and automatic valve clearance compensation.

6-speed manual transmission

Everyone knows that the biggest advantage of diesel engines is the large torque output in the low-speed range. This explains why the Green Static version should be equipped with a 6-speed manual gearbox: a denser gear ratio is used to achieve various working conditions. Full use of low speed range. The long longitudinal stroke of the gear lever has almost become the iconic feature of the Haval series. It is no longer meaningful to judge whether it is good or not. This familiar manipulation method is more cordial, at least for a big Haval. It looks very suitable on the body.

Generally, the reverse gear of the six-speed manual transmission will have some locking devices to prevent operational errors. Usually, the gear lever can be engaged by lifting or pushing down. The gear lever of the Green Static version does not have this design. It is easy to accidentally engage the reverse gear next to it when one gear is engaged. The media on the test drive generally report this is very inconvenient, and it takes a long time to get used to it. , We repeatedly put the wrong gear during the test drive.

Road driving performance

The output of a naturally aspirated engine in the low speed range is usually smooth and linear. In this regard, I am afraid that all forced-intake engines cannot be compared with it. Specific to the Lujing version, there is an obvious watershed around 1600 rpm. The performance before this is hard to be satisfactory. It is soft and weak and makes people sleepy. Once it crosses this gully, the engine begins to break out like a split personality. The torque output is very powerful, and even the gradual pressure on the back can be detected.

Until about 3500 rpm, the driving experience in this section is very pleasant. The torque platform is in the best condition, the power curve is steadily rising, and the dynamic response of the body can keep up with your rhythm anytime and anywhere. It has changed the diesel engine. In my impression, the inherent cumbersome and old-fashioned impression, the agility and speed, and the excellent linearity of the output state make every overtaking and merging given enough fun.

Yes, I just emphasized that it was before 3,500 rpm. It is a little regrettable that this kind of good driving pleasure cannot be maintained in a wider speed range. In fact, from the point of view of the parameters, the end point of the torque platform appears at 2800 rpm, which means that the peak of 310N·m can only maintain about one thousand rpm. The subsequent increase in power can compensate for some torque drops, but it can only reach 3500 rpm at most. Before, after this, the climb of the tachometer pointer and the speedometer pointer can no longer show a pleasing ratio. The noticeably increased roar tells you that the engine is really helpless.

Then the existence of the 6-speed manual gearbox is a reasonable necessity. With its help, I can control the speed with more than enough speed in different working conditions, so that I have been squeezing the torque platform of just one thousand revolutions in a calm manner. Power, for people who often drive gasoline models, this kind of equipment can be considered considerate, making you not so easy to fall into the predicament of getting out of gear. After all, the red line starts at 4250 rpm, and the range for you to play is really not very spacious. The gear selection is reasonable and the speed control is appropriate, then this latest set of power matching will play a pretty good level, and take you to a gallop.

Off-road performance

In order to better demonstrate the strength of the four-wheel drive system, the manufacturer deliberately arranged driving links on special off-road sections such as deserts and river beds. The standard four-wheel drive system of the Lvjing series is a familiar time-sharing four-wheel drive system, with a low-speed four-wheel drive mode, or an optional “intelligent four-wheel drive system”. Because there is no more information, it is impossible to determine its specific structure, but according to From the perspective of the switch button in the car, it may be a timely four-wheel drive system with a central multi-disc clutch limited slip differential as the core.



The combination of diesel engine and time-sharing four-wheel drive can be described as a fish in the water on off-road sections. With low-speed four-wheel drive gear, the original torque output is further amplified, and it can move smoothly even in the desert. What needs to be reminded is that the vehicle is in the desert. The tire pressure has been reduced before entering the desert, and the assisting force of the tire in the sand has been improved. On muddy riverbed roads, diesel engines can also use their own advantages to help the vehicle move forward quickly, but the bumps of the non-load-bearing body when passing quickly on off-road roads are really thorough. You need a strong body to be blessed with this fun.

Summary

The development of the Haval car series to this day is already a very mature product. The improvements in exterior design, interior configuration, powertrain, and four-wheel drive system are obvious to all. Before the launch of the Lvjing 2.0T, there were a total of three engines in service in the entire car series, and sales were mainly contributed by 2.4L and 2.0L gasoline engines. The 2.5T diesel version became an irrelevant existence. The Lvjing 2.0T has the strength to change the situation of diesel engines being left out. This engine has excellent power performance, the six-speed manual gearbox is well matched, coupled with the reliable and practical time-sharing four-wheel drive system, it will certainly attract a large number of male consumers who love outdoor sports.

The manufacturer has repeatedly emphasized the low noise advantage of the new engine. According to actual driving judgment, its noise suppression capability is really good. We measured the noise level in the car when cruising at 100km/h with a noise meter to hover around 67 decibels, which is a welcome number. Now we still have two expectations: First, we hope that manufacturers will improve the design of the shift lever reverse gear as soon as possible, and it is best to add a locking mechanism; second, after the price announcement yesterday, everyone generally reported that the price was high. Haval, who continues to be close to the people, can remain invincible as long as it maintains the essence of the classic Haval car series.


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