Dongfeng AX5 2016-2017
Most recently at the Beijing MotorShow took place a presentation of a new car called Dongfeng AX5. And now you can see the official photographs and technical parameters, cost and configurations for new items from DongfengMotor (DFM).
First of all, at an exhibition in Beijing, motorists checked out ultra-modern design with stylish exterior design of the car: lines are in accord and body proportions are quite typical. The front bumper is large, the air intakes have an original finish. Fog lights are LED, and are compact in size.
LED DRL have stylish vertical racks. False radiator grille is narrow, perfectly complemented with head headlights, where are LED angles of daytime running lights. Profile of pseudo-crossover attracts attention mainly by high enough window sill line, which goes back to the stern.
Roof looks like falling to the rear part and relies on large racks. Front and rear wings are visually bloated. The radii of the wheel arches are ideal. Exterior mirrors have strong support. They also settle repeaters of LED.
Stern is solid, mainly due to the powerful bumper protected by unpainted plastic, which is resistant to minor damage. Bumper is supplemented fog lights. Tailgate is large and has plenty of eye-catching relief, as well as the LED-filled tail light bowl.
We managed to study external gizmos, style and design, but it was impossible to get acquainted with the interior decoration and styling of pseudo-crossover at the show, because access was completely closed. There is only one photo of the cabin in maximum package, on the basis of which it is possible to make some assumptions. According to the photo, the interior is quite stylish.
The maximally equipped model will become the owner of:
– Multifunctional steering wheel,
– A color display of on-board computer,
– Multimedia system with eight-inch color display,
– Rear view camera (and, it is realistic, that the circular one)
– Electric mirrors with heating,
– The driver’s seat by-wire,
– Front seats with heating function,
– Power windows on four doors,
– Start the engine by pressing the button,
– The possibility of access to the cabin without a key,
– Standard antitheft alarm system,
– Seats trimmed with faux leather, aluminum elements,
– Six airbags and other gizmos and utilities.
The novelty is based on revised and improved PSA PF1 platform. It is worth mentioning that is based Dongfeng AX3 on it, as well as sedan Dongfeng A30. This truck is quite simple: front-wheel, front MacPherson struts, and rear – torsion beam. Therefore, it is reasonable to assigned the status of crossover to the new vehicle only conditionally. All-wheel drive version is not available. This is a five-door hatchback with a decent ground clearance and worthy body, which is stylistically adjusted to the crossover class. In its home range, it is located between the DFM AX3 and DFM AX7. Brakes are disc. The engine compartment contains one of the two options of engines:
– 1.6 liter aspirated engine, 124 horse power with 153 Nm, which will operate with five-step mechanics;
– 1.4 liter turbo engine, whose power is 140 horses with 196 Nm. It will operate in pair with either five-speed or a six-speed mechanics robot DCT.