[YesAuto Test Drive] Life In A New Age, put the first letters of this sentence together is Liana. From the name, it can be seen that Changhe Suzuki Liana is a very life-oriented small car designed for families. . Since it is designed for families, it should have several basic qualities. The space does not need to be too large, but it must be comfortable for every family member; it can be flexibly changed when needed to meet different needs. The interior is not luxurious, but warm, without complicated entertainment systems, as long as you can find some thoughtful designs everywhere. The power must be sufficient and fuel-efficient. Comprehensive and reliable security protection is even more essential.

Can the newly redesigned VVT Nova Liana meet people's all-round demand for family cars? Through this simple test drive, I worked hard to find the answer.

As usual, we start with the appearance first. Liana's appearance is not so impressive, even a bit mediocre, but it is this mediocre appearance that makes it appear very gentle, which may be just in line with the aesthetics of its target population (30-40 years old, with families) .

After the facelift, Liana has not changed drastically in appearance, only in the details. The net has changed from the same color of the body to silver chrome. The taillights are replaced with transparent lampshades, and the VVT logo is added to the side of the body. In addition, 4 new body colors have been introduced, namely, raspberry purple, daylight maroon, and bright beige. And city ash.

Just looking at the appearance, Liana is indeed a little unbelievable, but the interior can bring unexpected surprises. Open the door, the first impression is that Liana has a lot of space inside the car, which is definitely one of the best in small cars in the same class. Passengers with a height of 1.75 meters have plenty of headroom in the front or back seats, and the legroom in the back is absolutely satisfying, even no less than some compact cars. Only the horizontal space is slightly narrower. If three adults sit in the back row, it may be crowded.

In terms of loading capacity, Liana also has a good performance. The rear seat backs of the hatchback and sedan models can be folded in a 4/6 ratio, and the rear seat cushions can also be folded. The loading space of the hatchback is not only large, but also very flat. The luggage compartment of the sedan version is also large, making it easier to take large luggage.

The most important thing is that Suzuki has also opened up a lot of storage space inside the body. There is a special grid for CD disks under the center console, and two cup holders. There is a small grid for sundries behind the stopper. There is a rear cup holder. If I hadn't read the instructions, I hadn't noticed that there is a small hidden drawer under the passenger seat, which has a large volume. Of course, there are some designs that need to be considered. The storage compartment inside the front door panel is very narrow and can only accommodate things like newspapers and maps, and a large part of the space inside the rear door panel is wasted. There are two more designs. Storage compartment.

In terms of the design and workmanship of the car interior, Liana looks a little conservative, lacks new ideas in the styling, and has some minor flaws in the workmanship, but the materials used are very real. A large area of the center console is wrapped in soft materials. In the impression, almost all the center consoles of small cars are made of hard plastic, and there is rarely such a soft touch. The plastic around the center console panel is also sprayed with fine and bright paint, which looks very textured.

After talking for a long time, I will finally talk about the key point of this Liana's facelift-the engine. The new M16A engine adopts the VVT variable valve timing technology. The benefits are self-evident. While improving the power level, it can also effectively control fuel consumption, and its emissions have also reached the National IV standard.

The manufacturer’s promotional materials stated that the minimum fuel consumption per 100 kilometers for manual transmission is only 4.45 liters. Of course, this is only an ideal value. After communicating with the factory personnel, I learned that the overall road conditions should be around 7 liters. For 1.6 liters It's not bad for the engine. As for the actual fuel consumption, we will further investigate in future tests.

The power level of the new engine has also been improved. The power has increased by 10 kilowatts to 80 kilowatts (109 horsepower), and the torque has also increased by 9N·m to 144N·m.

There are two matching gearboxes, a 5-speed manual and a 4-speed automatic transmission. The automatic gearbox has an anti-skid lock function, which relies on hydraulic power to conduct power at low speeds, and becomes a rigid link at high speeds, reducing unnecessary power loss.

In actual driving, the engine is a little weak below 2000 rpm, and I always feel that the power cannot keep up. But when the speed exceeds 2,200 rpm, the vehicle will accelerate much faster, and peak torque will be ushered in at 3,500 rpm. The steering, accelerator, and brakes are all relatively heavy, unlike traditional small cars at all, they drive very calmly.

The travel of the suspension seems to be a bit short, and it is not very thorough in filtering large vibrations, but it has good support. The 5-speed manual gearbox has relatively tight gears, but the gears are not clear enough, and it feels a bit jerky, perhaps because the new car has not run in well.

Finally, it needs to be emphasized that although Liana is small, he is not sloppy in terms of safety. Not long ago, the C-NCAP crash test achieved a good 4-star result, and the score is second only to medium-sized cars such as Passat Lingyu and Buick Lacrosse.

On the whole, although Liana looks inconspicuous, it is definitely an in-show model. The interior space of the car is hard to meet in the same class, and the power level and fuel economy have reached the level that a small car should have. The manufacturer’s guide price of VVT Nova Liana is RMB 8.76~106,600, which is close to the guidance price of 1.6-liter Mark 206, Citroen C2, Chevrolet Lecheng and Dongfeng Nissan Liwei. However, comparing the configuration list, you can find that at the same price, Liana The level of configuration is higher.

Changhe Suzuki new VVT Liana parameter configuration table

Model picture
Basic parameters Liana Hatchback Automatic Luxury Type Liana sedan automatic luxury Liana Hatchback Manual and Practical Liana sedan manual and practical
Model name: Liana Hatchback Automatic Luxury Type Liana sedan automatic luxury Liana Hatchback Manual and Practical Liana sedan manual and practical
Quotation: 10.66 million 10.66 million 87,600 87,600
Brand: Changhe Suzuki Changhe Suzuki Changhe Suzuki Changhe Suzuki
level: Small car Small car Small car Small car
engine: 1.6L 109 horsepower L4 1.6L 109 horsepower L4 1.6L 109 horsepower L4 1.6L 109 horsepower L4
Gearbox: 4-speed automatic 4-speed automatic 5-speed manual 5-speed manual
Length × width × height: ×× ×× ×× ××
Body structure: Door seat hatchback Door seat sedan Door seat hatchback Door seat sedan
Body Liana Hatchback Automatic Luxury Type Liana sedan automatic luxury Liana Hatchback Manual and Practical Liana sedan manual and practical
Length (mm): 4230 4350 4230 4350
Width (mm): 1690 1690 1690 1690
Height (mm): 1550 1545 1550 1545
Vehicle weight: 1200 1180 1200 1180
Wheelbase: 2480 2480 2480 2480
Front track (mm): 1450 1450 1450 1450
Rear track (mm): 1445 1445 1445 1445
Minimum ground clearance (mm): 150 150 150 150
Body structure: Hatchback Sedan Hatchback Sedan
Number of doors (pieces): 5 4 5 4
Number of seats (a): 5 5 5 5
Fuel tank capacity (L): 50 50 50 50
Luggage capacity (L): 150 150
engine Liana Hatchback Automatic Luxury Type Liana sedan automatic luxury Liana Hatchback Manual and Practical Liana sedan manual and practical
Displacement (cc): 1586 1586 1586 1586
Displacement (L): 1.6 1.6 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 (a): 4 4 4 4
Number of valves per cylinder (pcs): 4 4 4 4
Compression ratio: 10.1 10.1 10.1 10.1
Valve structure: DOHC DOHC DOHC DOHC
Bore:
stroke:
Horsepower (hp): 109 109 109 109
Maximum power (kW): 80 80 80 80
Maximum power speed (rpm): 5500 5500 5500 5500
Maximum torque (N·m): 144 144 144 144
Maximum torque speed (rpm): 3500-4500 3500-4500 3500-4500 3500-4500
Engine-specific technology: VVT continuously variable valve timing VVT continuously variable valve timing VVT continuously variable valve timing VVT continuously variable valve timing
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: aluminum aluminum aluminum aluminum
Cylinder head material: aluminum aluminum aluminum aluminum
Environmental protection standards: Euro IV Euro IV Euro IV Euro IV
Engine oil capacity (L):
Gearbox Liana Hatchback Automatic Luxury Type Liana sedan automatic luxury Liana Hatchback Manual and Practical Liana sedan manual and practical
name: 4-speed automatic 4-speed automatic 5-speed manual 5-speed manual
Number of gears: 4 4 5 5
Gearbox type: AT AT MT MT
Chassis steering Liana Hatchback Automatic Luxury Type Liana sedan automatic luxury Liana Hatchback Manual and Practical Liana sedan manual and practical
Drive mode: Front Predecessor Front Predecessor Front Predecessor Front Predecessor
Front suspension type: MacPherson independent suspension MacPherson independent suspension MacPherson independent suspension MacPherson independent suspension
Rear suspension type: MacPherson independent suspension MacPherson independent suspension MacPherson independent suspension MacPherson independent suspension
Power type: Mechanical hydraulic power Mechanical hydraulic power Mechanical hydraulic power Mechanical hydraulic power
Wheel brake Liana Hatchback Automatic Luxury Type Liana sedan automatic luxury Liana Hatchback Manual and Practical Liana sedan manual and practical
Front brake type: Dish Dish Dish Dish
Rear brake type: Drum Drum Drum Drum
Front tire specifications: 195/55R15 195/55R15 195/55R15 195/55R15
Rear tire specifications: 195/55R15 195/55R15 195/55R15 195/55R15
Front rim specifications: 6JX15 6JX15 6JX15 6JX15
Rear rim specifications: 6JX15 6JX15 6JX15 6JX15
Spare tire: Full Size Full Size Full Size Full Size

Safety equipment Liana Hatchback Automatic Luxury Type Liana sedan automatic luxury Liana Hatchback Manual and Practical Liana sedan manual and practical
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 Liana Hatchback Automatic Luxury Type Liana sedan automatic luxury Liana Hatchback Manual and Practical Liana sedan manual and practical
ABS anti-lock brake:
Braking force distribution (EBD):
Traction control (ASR/TCS/TRC/ATC):
Brake assist (EBA/BAS/BA):
Body stability control (ESP/DSC/VSC):
Lifting (air) suspension:
Tire pressure monitoring device:
Continue driving with zero tire pressure:
Power steering with speed:
Active steering system:
External configuration Liana Hatchback Automatic Luxury Type Liana sedan automatic luxury Liana Hatchback Manual and Practical Liana sedan manual and practical
Manual sunroof:
Electric sunroof:
Panoramic skylight:
Rearview mirror of the same color:
Same color anti-scratch strip:
Sports version bracket:
Aluminum alloy wheels:
Internal configuration Liana Hatchback Automatic Luxury Type Liana sedan automatic luxury Liana Hatchback Manual and Practical Liana sedan manual and practical
Leather steering wheel:
Rest pedal for left foot:
Steering wheel up and down adjustment:
Steering wheel front and rear adjustment:
Multifunction steering wheel:
Steering wheel shift:
Cruise control:
Parking assistance:
Reverse image:
Multi-function display:
HUD head up digital display:
Seat configuration Liana Hatchback Automatic Luxury Type Liana sedan automatic luxury Liana Hatchback Manual and Practical Liana sedan manual and practical
Leather seats:
Sports seats:
Seat height adjustment:
Lumbar support adjustment:
Electric adjustment of front seats:
Power seat memory:
Seat heating:
Front seat center armrest:
Recoil central 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:
Multimedia configuration Liana Hatchback Automatic Luxury Type Liana sedan automatic luxury Liana Hatchback Manual and Practical Liana sedan manual and practical
GPS navigation system:
Multimedia control system:
Bluetooth system:
Car TV:
Car phone:
Center console LCD screen:
Rear LCD screen:
External audio input (AUX, USB, iPod):
Support 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:
Speaker system with more than 8 speakers:
Lighting configuration Liana Hatchback Automatic Luxury Type Liana sedan automatic luxury Liana Hatchback Manual and Practical Liana sedan manual and practical
Xenon headlights:
Automatic headlight:
Turning headlights:
Front fog lights:
Rear fog lamps:
Adjustable headlight height:
Headlight cleaning device:
Glass/Rearview Mirror Liana Hatchback Automatic Luxury Type Liana sedan automatic luxury Liana Hatchback Manual and Practical Liana sedan manual and practical
Front power windows:
Rear power windows:
Anti-pinch function:
Electric rearview mirror:
Rearview mirror heating:
Rearview mirror electric folding:
Manual rear sun blind:
Electric rear sun blind:
Rearview mirror anti-glare:
Rear side sunshade:
Sun visor makeup mirror:
Induction wiper:
Air conditioner/refrigerator Liana Hatchback Automatic Luxury Type Liana sedan automatic luxury Liana Hatchback Manual and Practical Liana sedan manual and practical
Manual air conditioner:
Automatic air conditioning:
Rear seat air outlet:
Temperature zone control:
Air conditioning in the car:
Car refrigerator: