Chery Amulet (since 2006 of release)
The car of class C of Chery Amulet represents a little modified SEAT Toledo option of the first generation (the release beginning since 1991). The Chery Wincloud model became the first car of this brand in 1999. Since then it was repeatedly updated and changed the name (other names - Quiyun, Flagcloud, Fulwind). Since autumn of 2005 the modernized Flagcloud began to sell in Russia under the name Amulet (Chery A15). Since March, 2006 Cherie Amulet's assembly in Kaliningrad began. The base complete set offers fabric salon, the power steering, fog lights, the conditioner and audiopreparation.
For surcharge electrowindow regulators, the electric drive of mirrors with heating, the central lock, cast disks on 14 inches, two safety cushions, ABS, a radio tape recorder or a CD player with 6 loudspeakers are offered. Appearance of the car without obvious design misses also keeps lines of "primogenitor" of Toledo, though with much perelitsovanny forward part. Quality of assembly of a body and painting the quite decent. Gaps between body panels equal and small. Doors are closed easily. Forward chairs wide with a big range of longitudinal adjustment, are rather convenient for the driver growth to 180 see.
The ergonomics quite good, all at hand, the lever of a mechanical 5-step transmission are switched easily and quite accurately, the truth to the fifth transfer it is necessary to last slightly. The wheel is regulated on height. Levers of adjustment of an inclination of backs are between forward seats, instead of from doors, as on the majority of a car. A minus - sticking-out buttons of window regulators which can be pressed casually an elbow.
Quality of internal furnish quite worthy for the car of this price category. All plastic details are adjusted to each other. Back sitting are quite spacious for the class C car, the truth the third here will be superfluous; but knees of the remained two will not rest against backs of forward seats. The interior as a whole cozy and having, only light color of a fabric upholstery of cars of the first parties is not quite practical. The body лифтбек (pseudo-sedan) is convenient for loading of dimensional things in a luggage aperture in capacity of 420 l.
The back of a back seat develops in parts, forming equal, without a step a surface; as a result in a luggage carrier it is possible to place the refrigerator of the average sizes. The model is completed unique 4-cylinder 8-клапанным with the SQR-480 engine in volume of 1,6 l and capacity of 94 h.p., made according to the license Mitsubishi. The Priyemisty engine well delays bottoms and quickly grows. On the first transfer it is easy to start up in pro-slipping forward wheels on pure asphalt. Together with very "short" transmission it gives quite good dynamics. Dispersal to 100 km/h takes 11,5 seconds, thus the maximum speed reaches 172 km/h.
Spends to 11 l of AI-92 gasoline in a city cycle and 8,5 l in the mixed. In operation such engine is rather reliable, durable and maintainable. In the People's Republic of China and some other the countries the version with more powerful engine of 1,6 l of DOHC of 116 h.p. is offered. The Russian Amulets are aggregated by 5-step mechanical KP. For surcharge since summer of 2006 ZF variator is offered. On level of smoothness of a course and efficiency of brakes (forward disk ventilated and back drum-type) the Amulet is comparable with VAZs of the "tenth" family.
The easy wheel at the expense of the hydraulic booster is insufficiently informative on high speed. ABS on this front-wheel car works sharply and is noisy, but is predictable and allows to keep course stability when maneuvering on a snow-covered and slippery covering. Good controllability, a prognoziruyemost of a trajectory and the minimum lists are substantially caused by the rigid suspension bracket being racks MacPherson with cylindrical springs in front and the torsionny one-piece bridge behind. However in a complex with a quite good noise isolation acceptable level of comfort is reached.
That fact that in the homeland Amulet is widely used as a taxi, speaks about sufficient reliability of this brand. Considering that Cherie's company positions Amluyet in the budgetary price segment of a car market, it is possible to note that the consumer receives a lot of car in a quite good complete set for small money.