"Chinese" Lifan Solano. Reviews about the meeting with the novelty
March 2010 was for Lifan Solano, anotherChinese sedan, the starting point of the beginning of sales in Russia. The Chinese automaker Lifan Industry Group Co. Ltd. there was another opportunity to conquer the Russian audience of potential consumers of the car market with a rather modern, stylishly decorated representative of the C-class. And before that, Lifan Solano's reviews were rather flattering, having proved themselves well in the Asian car market. A year before the Russian launch, Solano achieved sales of more than 15,000 units in only one quarter of sales in China.
Visual acquaintance with Solano leaves a pleasantimpression, the model bewitches with its solidity, laconic form and lines. In the design of the exterior of the model, the design tradition of the masters from the Middle Kingdom clearly permeates and reflects in their creations the most successful solutions that have proved themselves in the world car market. In this case, the Chinese masters have succeeded so well that they often get accusations of copying from the side of the brand producers.
Lifan Solano was not an exception;only specialists, but also ordinary motorists clearly indicate that the model has borrowed a lot from the German BMW 3 Series. But the absence of "raisins" only emphasizes the similarity of it with a number of Asian cars.
In principle, Lifan cars have long been seen incopying parts from BMW models. There was even a scandal with the car Breez - 520, but it all ended only with public indignation and lobbying restrictions on sales of a double in the territory of the location occupied by the owner of the brand.
Returning to Solano, it should be noted that he andlarger, and more solid than Breeze. Dimensions of the model are more impressive, the interior is spacious and comfortable. In its design, Chinese masters did not stint on more expensive materials, than they achieved a richer "filling" for the four-door Lifan Solano. The increased dimensions of the sedan made it possible not only to please the spacious high-performance saloon, but also a capacious trunk for 650 liters.
As a material upholstery Solano chosen leather,the interior looks elegant and at the same time simple thanks to the use of light beige tones and red inserts near the instrument panel, which organically flow over the doors. I received Lifan Solano reviews from the first buyers as a model with high quality materials and a decent level of interior assembly.
In Russia, the model of a variety ofshines. But even in one version of the configuration Lifan received reviews as a fairly modern car and provided with the basic set of the most necessary devices. In the model set there is an air conditioner, a full electric package, a power steering, a full-size spare. The security system is presented by a pair of airbags, automatic for locking the doors when driving, ABS and EBD system, an additional stop lamp. In Solano there is an adjustable steering column, parktronic, CD / Mp3-radio tape recorder, fog lights, side mirrors are integrated electric drives, there is an alarm system, the central lock functions on all doors, the on-board computer works, the body necessarily passes anti-corrosion treatment.
The power unit usesThe heart-motor Brazilian version of the Tritec engine is 106 horsepower at 1.6 liters, the one is aggregated with a mechanical transmission. The design of the suspension is standard. Front McPherson classic, the beam from behind. For the option with the automatic transmission, there is an engine of 1.8 for 137 horses.
New Lifan Solano, reviews about this model are veryinterested in Russians, produced at the factory "Derways" in Cherkessk. The enterprise produces 25 thousand cars per year. Assembly is carried out on a full cycle. The car is given a two-year warranty or sixty thousand kilometers mileage.