In China a new competitor for the BMW X4 from Honda

In China a new competitor for the BMW X4 from Honda

Honda launches new version of SUV Avancier. Only the decor has not done – the engine is upgraded, which, however, its impact is not affected.

Kupeobrazny crossover Honda Avancier released in 2016, it is only available in China. Last year model there graduated with a minor “minus” – client sends 80 847 cars, which is 6% less than in 2017. But in January-may 2019, the sales dropped by 18% to 29 490 units. In China many manufacturers solve the problem of the decline in demand just a car update, even if it has only recently entered the market. But the loss of Honda buyers, probably, not really confusing: on the background of the collapse have appeared Avancier limited edition special model, its a limited edition of 5,400 copies.

Outwardly from the standard model a new variant characterized by almost full absence of chrome exterior inserts on the radiator grille and tailgate, and 19-inch wheels done in black. The body is painted in dark blue color – new SUV.

Exclusive special Avancier – when you open the door for asphalt is projected in the model name, in the area of the pedals has a blue backlight, nameplates on the rapids is also highlighted. In addition, this crossover has received an air cleaning device in the cabin with a small screen. Other equipment provided for a conventional Honda Avancier: leather seat upholstery, multimedia system with touch screen, panoramic sunroof, heated seats, camera circular review.

Limited version will be offered with petrol “turboservice” 1.5, which is also equipped with a standard crossover. However, only special Avancier this engine now meets the new ehkonorm. The power upgrade is not affected, it still produces 193 HP (243 Nm), the engine is paired with a CVT. Normal Avancier even put a 272-horsepower turbo 2.0, it is combined with a nine-storyed “automatic”. Apparently, the rest of the equipment tucked up to new environmental standards later. Machine motor 1.5 are only with front-wheel drive, the cross with a two-liter engine has a 4WD version.

Price Avancier from sparsely – from 255 of 800 yuan, equivalent to about 37 400 dollars at the current exchange rate. Normal SUV with the 1.5 turbo engine is from 220,000 yuan (32 $ 100).

By the way, Avancier in China, has a twin – Honda UR-V. the fact that the release of the first model is SP Honda and GAC, and the production of the second manufactured at the plant of Dongfeng Honda. Crossover UR-V special model, but a facelift is also not planned yet, although this SUV is at odds even worse: in January-may 2019 927 sold 13 machines – 33% less than the year before.

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Outside of China or Avancier nor the UR-V did not sell. Apparently, Honda had a bad experience with the coupe Crosstour – this model was removed from production due to low demand. However, kupeobrazny crossover is now in Vogue, and against the background of General decline in the Chinese market, some brands have begun to export cars to the local assemblies, which was previously claimed as “exclusives”. For example, KIA is imported from China to Egypt and to the Philippines, semancik Pegas, also in the past the country has recently become available and its clone from Hyundai – Reina. It is not excluded that Honda will ever come to the expansion of sales geography Avancier and UR-V.

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