Chinese cars at Auto China 2016 – Part 5
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Leopaard CS10 DCT
Leopaard launched the Leopard CS10 with a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission at Auto China 2016 (2016 Beijing Motor Show), with prices ranging from 1,09,800 to 1,46,800 yuan (INR 11,23,913 to 15,02,644). The crossover is powered by Mitsubishi’s 4G63S4T 2.0-litre turbocharged engine that produces 177 hp and 250 Nm of torque. Noteworthy features of the DCT variant include keyless entry, 8.0-inch infotainment system with navigation, cruise control, automatic headlights and automatic anti-glare rear-view mirror.
The Haima V70 MPV had its official debut and market launch concurrently at Auto China 2016. The V70 measures 4,750 mm in length, 1,800 mm in width and 1,665 mm in height, and has a wheelbase of 2,800 mm. It’s available with 152 hp 2.0-litre and 156 hp 1.5-litre engine options and 6-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmission options, with prices ranging from 79,800 to 1,29,800 yuan (INR 8,16,832 to 13,28,632).
The Venucia T90 is the production version of the Venucia VOW Concept unveiled at Auto Shanghai 2015. The coupe-styled crossover is the new flagship product of the Dongfeng-Nissan sub-brand, and will be launched in Q3 2016. It will be available with a 2.0-litre naturally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engine linked to an Xtronic continuously variable transmission.
The all-new Nissan Tiida unveiled at Auto China 2016 is the Chinese iteration of the global Nissan Pulsar with market-specific styling changes. Now available to pre-order, the all-new Tiida is powered by the HR16DE 1.6-litre naturally aspirated petrol engine with start/stop system, which sends power to the wheels via an improved Xtronic continuously variable transmission. The new generation Tiida delivers an impressive 18.87 km/l mileage with this configuration.
The Venucia T70X crossover is a slightly more off-road capable variant of the Venucia T70. Having its length, width and height at 4,582 mm, 1,840 mm and 1,644 mm respectively, the T70X is 40 mm longer, 54 mm wider and 18 mm taller than the T70, but its wheelbase is the same – 2,630 mm. Under the bonnet, there’s a 2.0-litre four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 144 hp and 198 Nm of torque, which sends power to the wheels via a 6-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable transmission.
2016 Nissan Sylphy
Nissan showcased the facelifted Nissan Sylphy at Auto China 2016. The new Sylphy features an exterior inspired by the Nissan Maxima, and is available in seven grades, with prices ranging from 1,19,000 to 1,59,000 yuan (INR 12,18,084 to 16,27,524). Two engine options are available: HR16DE 1.6-litre petrol unit producing 93 kW (125 hp) and 154 Nm of torque and MRA8DE 1.8-litre petrol unit good for 102 kW (137 hp) and 174 Nm of torque.
The 1.6-litre engine can be had with a 5-speed manual transmission or a continuously variable transmission, while the latter comes standard with the 1.8-litre engine.