2018 Dongfeng AX7 has got new turbo motors (part 2)

January 5, 2018 at 10:14 am

Changes in the 5-seat Chinese Dongfeng AX7 are not as noticeable as the new body of the SUV, but there is a set of innovations. There is an upgraded multifunctional wheel, new instrument panel with a color screen of the on-board computer, modern climate control unit, electric parking brake and better materials for finishing. The architecture of the front panel, center console and tunnel between the front seats has practically not changed. However, the designers offered completely new seats for the driver and front passenger and cozier sofa for back passengers.

Dongfeng AX7saloon design image

Dongfeng AX7saloon design image

The modified AX7 SUV, like the pre-reform model, is based on the first-generation Nissan Qashqai platform with completely independent suspension architecture (in front -McPherson strut, at rear – multi-link). The drive mode is only front-wheel.

The power unit installed under the SUV's hood pic

The power unit installed under the SUV’s hood pic

The basic 1.4 Turbo motor generates 140-hp and 196 Nm and works with the 5-step manual transmission while the same motor with 6 automatics delivers 150-hp and 220 Nm. Equipped by manual transmission the SUV accelerates to 185 km/h top-speed and to 180 km/h with the automatic one. The more powerful 1.6 Turbo engine is aggregated with 6-step automatic transmission and generates 167-hp and 245 Nm of torque. This power unit provides 185 km/h top-speed.