Cute and cheap: Dongfeng released a competitor Octavia wagon

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Cute and cheap: Dongfeng released a competitor Octavia wagon

Firm Dongfeng has started selling a large cross-universal Aeolus Yixuan GS, created on a stretched version of the modular platform CMP. The novelty is worth a half times cheaper than comparable dimensions Skoda Octavia Combi: the price of Chinese docobject start with 82 900 yuan ($11 700), and Czech “in the database” is 129 900 yuan ($18 400).

Based on the cross-universal Dongfeng Aeolus Yixuan GS is a CMP architecture for compact cars, known for topical hatchbacks French PSA group – new Opel Corsa and Peugeot 208.

Chinese doobjednat on two feet longer than the subcompact PSA: wheelbase Aeolus Yixuan GS reaches 2680 mm, length, width and height – 4610, 1830 and 1600 mm, respectively. In the Skoda Octavia Combi Scout the outgoing generation, the wheelbase is 2686 millimeters, length, width and height – 4687, 1814 and 1531 mm, respectively.

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Concept chassis proven: front suspension type McPherson, rear – semi-beam. Aeolus Yixuan is available in two body styles – sedan and crossover wagon, the gamma power units is limited to two 1.0 petrol turbo engine (125 horsepower and 196 Nm) and 1.5 (150 HP, 230 Nm), the transmission is a 6-band “robot” Getrag drive to the front axle. For basic cross-wagon with liter engine can be ordered 5-speed “mechanics”.

In the basic equipment of Dongfeng Aeolus Yixuan GS includes 17-inch alloy wheels, fully led optics, plastic kit on the perimeter of the body, a virtual instrument panel with 7-inch screen, 10.25-inch touch screen multimedia complex, and also touch management console climate control unit.

For extra charge you can order a combined a leather trim, a Keyless entry system, matrix lights, camera, round camera, electrically adjustable front seats and a panoramic roof. According to the capacity of the trunk inferior to the Dongfeng station wagon Octavia Combi 20-25 percent: the amount varies from 474 to 1109 liters.

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Prices for cross-rounders Aeolus Yixuan GS are in the range from 82 900 yuan to 101 000 yuan (11 to 14 700 $ 300) the First customers will receive docobject Dongfeng in June. Later range probably join all-electric version on the platform of e-CMP.

Outside of China, the novelty will not appear, however, mutually beneficial cooperation will continue, because Dongfeng is owned 13.68% of the shares of the concern Peugeot-Citroen, and the parties have a joint venture in China.