[YesAuto original test drive] The title revealed a little bit of helplessness for me: Due to limited conditions, the media test drive of this self-owned brand mid-size car was arranged in a small enclosed venue. So I can't understand the effect of its upgrade in various aspects from a deeper perspective. I can only explore the truth as much as possible through the official two venue test drive projects.
Whether you have seen photos or real cars, or even many readers have already mentioned the car, you will find that the upgrade and facelift action is relatively large: the appearance is much younger, the interior is more youthful, and the two models naturally attract The gas engine was replaced by the Mitsubishi 4G series provided by Dongan with an independent product of Brilliance, and the automatic transmission was upgraded from four-speed to five-speed.
● Introduction to the exterior and interior parts
According to our tradition, let's take a look at the two major parts of the exterior and interior. Before, a colleague had written a real shot article of the 2011 Junjie, where there was a more detailed presentation, but today I have a zero-distance experience. The coexistence of advantages and disadvantages is certain, after all, nothing is in perfect condition.
I won't introduce too much about the appearance. On the one hand, it is a matter of opinion whether it looks good or not. On the other hand, the previous article is very detailed. Readers who want to know more can click the button at the bottom of this page.
We went directly into the car and looked at it, and a brand-new feeling came to our face. Remember the interior design of the old Junjie? That style directly blocked many young consumers out of the door.
Except for the three steering wheels to be replaced with four, it is a pity that the rest are all welcome changes. It is worth mentioning that the interior material and workmanship have no traces of cheapness. Although there are more plastic parts, they are still rich in texture, and the damping and seams are handled appropriately.
The body size of the 2011 Junjie has not been changed, and the wheelbase is still 2790mm. This figure still has some advantages in the mid-level car. For example, we have obtained very satisfactory rear legs in the car.
Space, but due to the consideration of appearance lines, the head space of the front and rear rows is relatively ordinary, but it is not yet depressing.
Although the storage space in the car is not rich, it can handle daily use. In general, the changes in the exterior and interior of the 2011 Junjie have added a lot of young and fashionable elements to this mid-size car. I believe that most potential customers will like the current design, and this lively atmosphere is also reasonable. Within the scope, it did not weaken the sense of stability that a medium-sized car should have.
◆ Click the button to view the actual shooting articles of the 2011 Junjie:
● Dynamic experience project 1: Combination curve
As mentioned earlier, this test drive was extremely short, all of which were completed between large and small piles. The first project is a combination of corners and straight sprints. Although the content is very simple, the point of investigation is still relatively accurate, which is the handling performance of Junjie.
The newly replaced self-developed naturally aspirated engine has lower performance parameters than the original 4G series, but to be honest, this single-digit gap is difficult to show much difference in driving experience. The 1.8-liter we use The manual luxury model performed fairly well in the straight acceleration part.
In the horizontal comparison of the same price range, it is rare to find a front double wishbone rear multi-link suspension like Junjie, coupled with the behind-the-scenes support of the BMW technical team, Junjie’s handling performance is a major feature. This advantage is highlighted in the first corner, the vehicle roll control is in place, and the body state is very stable.
Then there is a sharp turn around, where the solid chassis performance of the vehicle can provide the driver with ample confidence, so that you dare not to brake and pass at a relatively high speed. Of course, no matter how advanced the suspension structure is, it cannot get rid of the constraints of the laws of physics. If the speed is too fast, there will still be understeer near the center of the bend. I dare not rush to judge whether the limit of Junjie is higher or lower than that of ordinary family cars. You will obviously feel that the four tires can cling to the ground in most cases, and the body dynamics have been quite stable.
The remaining part is a curve close to 90 degrees and a straight sprint. We are driving a manual transmission model, so as long as the gears are switched properly, there is not much difficulty in driving. The 1.8-liter naturally aspirated engine has a good low-speed torque output, which is more aggressive than the original Mitsubishi 4G series, but the gear ratio span of the first three gears of the 5-speed manual transmission is relatively large, and the speed difference when shifting is obvious. Adapt to this more radical setting, and the whole set of power matching feels slightly lacking in explosive power.
● Dynamic experience project 2: Elk test
The second item is the “elk test” that everyone often sees. In Europe and North America, large mammals such as elk often jump onto the road suddenly, and the action of emergency evasion in response to this situation and returning to the original lane is the process of elk testing. With the help of ESP, the limit of the vehicle will be higher and the possibility of losing control will be relatively reduced. Of course, we need to remind everyone that the speed of this test is generally not more than 70km/h. If you use a higher speed to do this action, it is difficult to guarantee that it will not lose control even with advanced equipment.
Obviously the organizer's intention is to let everyone experience what role Bosch's ESP plays. Unfortunately, this equipment is only available for 1.8T top models.
Before entering the avoidance area, the vehicle should accelerate as much as possible on the straight road. Of course, the speed can only be increased to about 65km/h at most for such a short distance. Then an “elk” appears in front of the vehicle, release the accelerator, do not step on the brake, and move to the left. Turn quickly. At this time, the tires will instantly break the limit. The steering sensor and the lateral displacement sensor of the ESP system will transmit the data to the data center. The system will determine that the vehicle is understeered and respond to the left rear wheel (if it is turned to the right, it is ) Implement separate braking to shift the front of the car to the left to form a sufficient steering angle to avoid obstacles.
Then turn right and return to your original lane. At this time, the sensor continues to send data to the system. At this time, the vehicle is in a state of oversteer, so the system will respond to the left front wheel (if it is turning left, it will face the front right). Wheels) implement separate braking to limit the steering of the front of the car, so that the car body enters the correct forward track.
This series of actions took place in a very short period of time. The driver’s feeling in the car is that the rear of the car is obviously controlled by the range of motion, and the power output is also limited. The whole car will not be able to control the starting speed. There is a danger of losing control. The editor also tried this project with the previous 1.8-liter naturally aspirated manual luxury version. Since it is not equipped with ESP, the rear of the car is much more active during the process of returning to the original lane. The commendable thing is that you can still rely on pure driving operations. To control the vehicle dynamics, that is to say, the controllability of the 2011 Junjie is worthy of recognition.
I'm very happy that the 2011 Junjie can bring us this refreshing feeling. Some people say that its new face looks uncoordinated. I thought so at the beginning, but after a long time I found it is quite good. As for the interior, no matter the materials and workmanship are satisfactory. I believe that the current Junjie is more friendly than the previous ones, and those prospective car owners who are struggling with the antiquities no longer need to be melancholy.
Unfortunately, due to the relationship between venue and time, I have not been able to have a deeper experience of the new power and new gearbox. Judging from the information now available, Junjie’s power performance is not the strongest, and its biggest selling point is the suspension of the chassis. In terms of performance, this kind of heavy and solid control feeling is very rare in self-owned brand models. As the message conveyed by the title, I believe that as long as you have driven Junjie, you will definitely be deeply impressed by the texture it exhibits in driving. attract.