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[YesAuto Test Drive] Fabia, which only appeared in 1999, can only be regarded as a junior in the family for the century-old Skoda, but you can say that it is young, you can also say that it is small, but it is in the current Skoda family Status cannot be ignored. The second-generation Fabia, which was launched in Europe in 2007, is currently the star of European small cars, and has beaten many rivals at the same level in many comparisons. Now it came to China with honor from Europe, and changed its name to Jingrui in order to be in line with its eldest brother Mingrui.

Jingrui's appearance is very interesting, unique enough to make people remember, you can pick it out at a glance in the traffic. Full body shape, perfect body proportions, these are not surprising. The white roof is the most impressive, and the manufacturer also gave it an image and nice name called “Mont Blanc Snow Roof”. Both the A-pillar and the B-pillar are decorated in black, so that the entire car window looks more like a whole from a distance, so the unique contour of the car window has become its symbol, and the white roof is more prominent.

The impression of the Skoda brand is always low-key and introverted, and Jingrui has also inherited the brand's genes. The straight waterfall-style center grid is exactly the same as the Octavia, and there are two lines leading from the engine cover, converging in front of the center grid to lead out the Skoda logo. From the front face to the whole body, Jingrui does not have any exaggerated lines, but more of a retro charm, sporadicly embellished with some fashionable elements. Today's small cars are taking the sporty avant-garde route. Manufacturers have exhausted all kinds of unconventional performance techniques to attract consumers. When all models are aimed in the same direction, the retro appearance of Jingrui appears more unique.

In the field of automotive design, styling always has to give way to functionality, but fortunately, the unique shape of Jingrui not only has no effect on the use of functions, but also brings better results. First of all, the body length of 3992mm is the largest among small cars at present, so there is no need to worry about leg room. The front and rear rows are ideal. According to the manufacturer's personnel, the head space of Jingrui's front and rear rows reached 989 and 994mm respectively, which is also the largest in its class. We don't know if it is the biggest, but based on intuitive experience, Jingrui's head room is indeed good, which is also the benefit of the flat roof. Of course, there is an old problem. The rear floor is uneven, and the ride comfort in the middle position will be much worse. This problem cannot be solved. It has been finalized during the prototype design, so we can only hope for the next generation of models. On it.

Although Jingrui is a product under the Skoda brand, it also comes from Volkswagen's production line, so the production process also enjoys Volkswagen's standards. As for the cavity waxing and laser welding, Skoda has the same technology that these popular brands have. The advantages will not be mentioned here.

The luggage compartment space is 300 liters, which is not too small, and the rear backrest can be folded 4/6, with a maximum of 1163 liters, which is very flat. There are many unique small details in the luggage compartment. The detachable luggage compartment storage basket and the small hooks on both sides are very practical things. There is also a lot of storage space in the car, mainly in the front row, and the glove box that opens up and down effectively uses the space. However, Volkswagen's humane design is still insignificant compared to Toyota.

Jingrui wins in the European market by its cost-effectiveness, and its configuration is very rich. Many configurations have been retained in China, many of which are unique to small cars. The interior is divided into two colors, the upper dark beige interior and the pure black sports interior. The materials of the two interiors are somewhat lower than those of the European models, and the soft material on the center console has become hard plastic. But please note that only the material has changed here, the workmanship has not been reduced, the surface treatment is very delicate, the seams are also very uniform everywhere, the whole interior looks very solid, and it is completely worthy of the same level. The above is a high standard.

The 1.6 manual sports model we test drove. The leather suit includes a three-spoke leather steering wheel, a gear lever, and a handbrake handle. They are all sewn with red threads. The visual effect is strong. The shape and feel of the steering wheel are also great. Although the trip computer is not full-screen like that in Europe, it has a lot of functions. The sound system is also very powerful, supports MP3 discs, has USB, AUX IN and SD card interfaces, almost covers all audio input, and can store 6 CD songs in the host, which is more convenient than traditional multi-disc CD players. A lot, the sound quality of the 6 speakers is also good.

The winter optional package includes seat heating, rear-view mirror heating and glass water nozzle heating. Boneless wipers, four-door one-key up and down windows are standard, sunroof, reversing radar, automatic air conditioning, front center armrests, and side airbags are also standard on high-end models, low-end models can be optional, in addition to Optional Bluetooth, navigation and cruise control. In short, Jingrui's long list of configurations has exceeded the scope of current small cars. The only pity is that the beloved white roof is also on the optional list, not standard.

The engine still uses the 1.4-liter and 1.6-liter gasoline engines of the POLO EA113 series, combined with a 5-speed manual transmission and a 6-speed automatic manual transmission to form four different powertrains. Checking the configuration table of the European official website, it is found that the two domestic engines and the engines used in Europe are slightly different in power output. The European EA111 is made of all aluminum. The 1.4-liter engine has a power of 63kW (86 hp)/5000 rpm and a torque of 132N·m/3800 rpm; the 1.6-liter engine has a power of 77kW (105 hp)/5600 rpm and a torque of 153N·m/3800 turn.

The two engines of the domestic version have been re-tuned. The power of the 1.4-liter engine remains unchanged, the torque is reduced by 2N·m, and the peak torque output is advanced to 3750 rpm, the difference is very small; the maximum power of the 1.6-liter engine remains unchanged, but the maximum power is advanced At 600 rpm, the peak value is reached at 5000 rpm, the torque is not much different, only an increase of 2N·m.

During driving, the power output of the 1.6-liter engine is very stable, from 1500 rpm to more than 3,000 rpm, maintaining the same pace, not hurriedly or slowly. Although this kind of power output characteristic seems not radical enough, it is just right for daily driving, and the acceleration is smooth and does not make people anxious. Above 3,500 rpm, the engine began to feel a little bit of power, but it was not as violent. In general, Jingrui’s performance may lack passion, but if it is a home companion, it will complete the task very well, which is also consistent with its low-key and gentle appearance.

The 5-speed manual transmission of the Volkswagen Group has always been synonymous with high quality and good use. There is a saying that Jingrui's manual gearbox is not Volkswagen's MQ series product, and there is no chance to confirm this test drive. But whether it is an MQ gearbox or not, at least during the test drive, Jingrui’s gearbox is no different from other popular products, that is, it is smooth and clear, so there is no need to argue whether it is MQ or not. Anyway, there is no difference in using it.

The match between the engine and the gearbox is very tacit. The 1.6-liter engine can output more than 80% of the torque at 1500 rpm, and the gearbox gear ratio is reasonably adjusted. The result of the combination of the two is that the vehicle can drive calmly and lightly at different speeds and rotations without any adverse reactions. The driver is therefore more worry-free and does not need to change gears frequently. This is especially noticeable in road sections where the driving is not smooth. Only 3 gears can cope with most situations.

This time I did not experience the 6-speed automatic manual gearbox, but we have already learned about its performance on the POLO, and the advantages of ride comfort and economy need not be said. At present, the level of small cars and compact cars is basically 4AT. There are not many models using 5-speed automatic transmission. 6-speed automatic manual is currently only used by POLO and Jingrui.

If you have driven Volkswagen models such as POLO, Octavia, and Sagitar, you have already understood nine out of ten of the driving performances of Jing Rui. The steering is still soft and stable, the suspension is solid and stable, and the shock absorber will soften the strong impact and transmit it to the cabin. The overall emphasis is on comfort.

The brake system has been changed from the front and rear disc brakes to the front disc and rear drum, so many people are a little worried about its braking performance. Although we don't have exact test data, at least Jingrui's braking performance during the test drive is also reassuring. At present, mainstream small cars are also equipped with front and rear drums. According to our experience, this configuration does not have too much influence on the brakes. In fact, POLO is a good example.

At present, the price of Jingrui is RMB 86,800 to 119,800. The overall positioning is below POLO, and the price range is also just between the major competitors such as Fit, Yaris, and Mazda 2. Shanghai Volkswagen also borrows Jingrui and POLO for the new and the old. , One high and one low to jointly impact the small car market. When a new car is on the market, everyone is concerned about nothing more than two points. The first is how the product is, and the second is whether it is worth buying. After this test drive, the first question has been answered. The appearance of Jingrui is exquisite and unique, the interior workmanship is also good, the configuration is absolutely rich, the engine is stable and reliable, the gearbox is advanced, and the German-style calmness is as always when driving, and the driving performance is excellent.

I can't answer the second question yet. Jingrui will be officially listed on the 22nd of this month, and the final price will also be announced at that time. It is said that there may be a small surprise. In addition, I have another question. Although there are many configurations of Jingrui, looking at the long list of configurations, many advanced configurations are optional. Will the optional price be very expensive? I don't know if these things will ultimately make consumers affordable, or whether they are just a tool for manufacturers to promote. Everything will become clear in a few days. (Text, picture/Auto House Wang Kugong)

Skoda Jingrui parameter configuration table (informal)

Model picture
Basic parameters Crystal sharp 1.4L manual crystal version Crystal sharp 1.4L automatic crystal enjoy version Jingrui 1.6L Manual Jingling Edition Jingrui 1.6L Automatic Crystal Sharing Edition
Model name: Crystal sharp 1.4L manual crystal version Crystal sharp 1.4L automatic crystal enjoy version Jingrui 1.6L Manual Jingling Edition Jingrui 1.6L Automatic Crystal Sharing Edition
Quotation: 0.00 million 0.00 million 0.00 million 0.00 million
Brand: Shanghai Volkswagen Skoda Shanghai Volkswagen Skoda Shanghai Volkswagen Skoda Shanghai Volkswagen Skoda
level: Small car Small car Small car Small car
engine: 1.4L 86 horsepower L4 1.4L 86 horsepower L4 1.6L 104 horsepower L4 1.6L 104 horsepower L4
Gearbox: 5-speed manual 6-speed hand-in-one 5-speed manual 6-speed hand-in-one
Length × width × height: 3992×1642×1500 3992×1642×1500 3992×1642×1500 3992×1642×1500
Body structure: 5-door 5-seater hatchback 5-door 5-seater hatchback 5-door 5-seater hatchback 5-door 5-seater hatchback
Body Crystal sharp 1.4L manual crystal version Crystal sharp 1.4L automatic crystal enjoy version Jingrui 1.6L Manual Jingling Edition Jingrui 1.6L Automatic Crystal Sharing Edition
Length (mm): 3992 3992 3992 3992
Width (mm): 1642 1642 1642 1642
Height (mm): 1500 1500 1500 1500
Vehicle weight (Kg): 1100 1160 1115 1175
Wheelbase (mm): 2465 2465 2465 2465
Front track (mm):
Rear track (mm):
Minimum ground clearance (mm):
Body structure: Hatchback Hatchback Hatchback Hatchback
Number of doors (pieces): 5 5 5 5
Number of seats (a): 5 5 5 5
Fuel tank capacity (L): 45 45 45 45
Luggage capacity (L): 300-1163 300-1163 300-1163 300-1163
engine Crystal sharp 1.4L manual crystal version Crystal sharp 1.4L automatic crystal enjoy version Jingrui 1.6L Manual Jingling Edition Jingrui 1.6L Automatic Crystal Sharing Edition
Displacement (cc): 1390 1390 1598 1598
Displacement (L): 1.4 1.4 1.6 1.6
Way of working: inhale naturally inhale naturally inhale naturally inhale naturally
Cylinder arrangement type: L L L L
Number of cylinders (pcs): 4 4 4 4
Number of valves per cylinder (pcs): 4 4 4 4
Compression ratio:
Valve structure: DOHC DOHC DOHC DOHC
Bore:
stroke:
Horsepower (Ps): 86 86 104 104
Maximum power (kW): 63 63 77 77
Maximum power speed (rpm): 5000 5000 5000 5000
Maximum torque (N·m): 130 130 155 155
Maximum torque speed (rpm): 3750 3750 3800 3800
Engine-specific technology:
Fuel: gasoline gasoline gasoline gasoline
Fuel label: No. 93 No. 93 No. 93 No. 93
Fuel supply mode: Multi-point EFI Multi-point EFI Multi-point EFI Multi-point EFI
Cylinder body material: iron iron iron iron
Cylinder head material: aluminum aluminum aluminum aluminum
Environmental protection standards: Country IV+OBD Country IV+OBD Country IV+OBD Country IV+OBD
Gearbox Crystal sharp 1.4L manual crystal version Crystal sharp 1.4L automatic crystal enjoy version Jingrui 1.6L Manual Jingling Edition Jingrui 1.6L Automatic Crystal Sharing Edition
name: 5-speed manual 6-speed hand-in-one 5-speed manual 6-speed hand-in-one
Number of gears: 5 6 5 6
Gearbox type: MT AT MT AT
Chassis steering Crystal sharp 1.4L manual crystal version Crystal sharp 1.4L automatic crystal enjoy version Jingrui 1.6L Manual Jingling Edition Jingrui 1.6L Automatic Crystal Sharing Edition
Drive mode: Front Predecessor Front Predecessor Front Predecessor Front Predecessor
Front suspension type: MacPherson independent suspension + horizontal stabilizer bar MacPherson independent suspension + horizontal stabilizer bar MacPherson independent suspension + horizontal stabilizer bar MacPherson independent suspension + horizontal stabilizer bar
Rear suspension type: Torsion beam semi-independent suspension Torsion beam semi-independent suspension Torsion beam semi-independent suspension Torsion beam semi-independent suspension
Power type: Mechanical hydraulic power Mechanical hydraulic power Mechanical hydraulic power Mechanical hydraulic power
Wheel brake Crystal sharp 1.4L manual crystal version Crystal sharp 1.4L automatic crystal enjoy version Jingrui 1.6L Manual Jingling Edition Jingrui 1.6L Automatic Crystal Sharing Edition
Front brake type: Ventilated pan Ventilated pan Ventilated pan Ventilated pan
Rear brake type: Drum Drum Drum Drum
Front tire specifications: 185/60 R14 185/60 R14 195/65 R15 195/65 R15
Rear tire specifications: 185/60 R14 185/60 R14 195/65 R15 195/65 R15
Spare tire: Full Size Full Size Not full size Not full size

Safety equipment Crystal sharp 1.4L manual crystal version Crystal sharp 1.4L automatic crystal enjoy version Jingrui 1.6L Manual Jingling Edition Jingrui 1.6L Automatic Crystal Sharing Edition
Driver's seat airbag:
Co-pilot airbag:
Front head airbag (air curtain):
Rear head airbag (air curtain):
Front side airbag:
Rear side airbag:
Knee airbag:
Electronic anti-theft:
Central control lock in the car:
remote key:
Keyless start system:
Control configuration Crystal sharp 1.4L manual crystal version Crystal sharp 1.4L automatic crystal enjoy version Jingrui 1.6L Manual Jingling Edition Jingrui 1.6L Automatic Crystal Sharing Edition
ABS anti-lock brake:
Braking force distribution (EBD/CBC, etc.):
Brake assist (EBA/BAS/BA, etc.):
Traction control (ASR/TCS/TRC, etc.):
Body stability control (ESP/DSC/VSC, etc.):
Parking brake system:
Air suspension/adjustable suspension:
Tire pressure monitoring device:
Continue driving with zero tire pressure:
Active steering system:
External configuration Crystal sharp 1.4L manual crystal version Crystal sharp 1.4L automatic crystal enjoy version Jingrui 1.6L Manual Jingling Edition Jingrui 1.6L Automatic Crystal Sharing Edition
Electric sunroof:
Panoramic skylight:
Rearview mirror of the same color:
Same color anti-scratch strip:
Sports version bracket:
Aluminum alloy wheels:
Internal configuration Crystal sharp 1.4L manual crystal version Crystal sharp 1.4L automatic crystal enjoy version Jingrui 1.6L Manual Jingling Edition Jingrui 1.6L Automatic Crystal Sharing Edition
Leather steering wheel:
Steering wheel up and down adjustment:
Steering wheel front and rear adjustment:
Multifunction steering wheel:
Steering wheel shift:
Rest pedal for left foot:
Cruise control:
Parking assistance:
Reversing video image:
Driving computer display:
HUD head up digital display:
Seat configuration Crystal sharp 1.4L manual crystal version Crystal sharp 1.4L automatic crystal enjoy version Jingrui 1.6L Manual Jingling Edition Jingrui 1.6L Automatic Crystal Sharing Edition
Leather seats:
Sports seats:
Seat height adjustment:
Lumbar support adjustment:
Electric adjustment of front seats:
Power seat memory:
Seat heating:
Front seat center armrest:
Rear seat center armrest:
Front row cup holder:
Rear cup holder:
Seat massage/ventilation:
The rear seats are down as a whole:
The rear seats are down proportionally:
The third row of seats:
Multimedia configuration Crystal sharp 1.4L manual crystal version Crystal sharp 1.4L automatic crystal enjoy version Jingrui 1.6L Manual Jingling Edition Jingrui 1.6L Automatic Crystal Sharing Edition
GPS navigation system:
Multimedia control system:
Bluetooth system:
Car TV:
Car phone:
Center console LCD screen:
Rear LCD screen:
External audio source (AUX/USB/iPod, etc.):
CD supports MP3/WMA:
Single CD:
Multi-disc CD converter:
Single DVD:
Multi-disc DVD system:
2-3 speaker system:
4-5 speaker speaker system:
6-7 horn speaker system:
≥8 speaker speaker system:
Lighting configuration Crystal sharp 1.4L manual crystal version Crystal sharp 1.4L automatic crystal enjoy version Jingrui 1.6L Manual Jingling Edition Jingrui 1.6L Automatic Crystal Sharing Edition
Xenon headlights:
Automatic headlight:
Turning headlight (auxiliary light):
Front fog lights:
Rear fog lamps:
Adjustable headlight height:
Headlight cleaning device:
Glass/Rearview Mirror Crystal sharp 1.4L manual crystal version Crystal sharp 1.4L automatic crystal enjoy version Jingrui 1.6L Manual Jingling Edition Jingrui 1.6L Automatic Crystal Sharing Edition
Front power windows:
Rear power windows:
Anti-pinch function of car window:
Electric adjustment of rearview mirror:
Rearview mirror heating:
The rearview mirror is automatically anti-glare:
Rearview mirror electric folding:
Manual rear sun blind:
Electric rear sun blind:
Rear side sunshade:
Sun visor makeup mirror:
Induction wiper:
Air conditioner/refrigerator Crystal sharp 1.4L manual crystal version Crystal sharp 1.4L automatic crystal enjoy version Jingrui 1.6L Manual Jingling Edition Jingrui 1.6L Automatic Crystal Sharing Edition
Manual air conditioner:
Automatic air conditioning:
Rear seat air outlet:
Temperature zone control:
Air conditioning in the car:
Car refrigerator: