Chery Fulwin 2 Review
The Chinese automobile manufacturer started production of automobiles in 1999 and has been the China's largest passenger car exporter since 2003. In its lineup it includes the hi-class luxury vehicle where the Fulwin 2 also takes a respectable stand as a compact car. The second generation Fulwin is based on coupé concept showcase at 2006 which replaces the original Fulwin. The updated model comes available in two variants worldwide: two box hatchback and three box notch back. Fulwin is everything you could probably desire from an entry level sedan or a mid-range hatchback – a decent performance output, comfortable interior and value for money functionality.
Engine, Mileage and Variants
Chery Fulwin is the welcome addition and targeted to compete with the dominating cars in this segment. Under the hood the powerful 1.5 litre L4 16V SOHC Electronic multi point fuel injected petrol engine, mated to 5 speed MT/AT is befitted conveniently. The family car generates the power of 80 hp at 6000 rpm along with 140 Nm at 4500 rpm. The engine offers the high level of torque in wide speed range with outstanding power per litre which makes it user friendly, energy saving and highly efficient. The engine exceeds counterparts of same class by 36 percent with outstanding power per litre while the abundant standby power allows it to run more smoothly with less noise. The FWD car makes the fuel consumption of 7.2 l/100 km while allows it to catch the top speed of 160 kmph.
The new sleek and sporty style notch-back is especially designed to allow you to hit road with efficiency and practicality. The pretty stretched and appropriate grille is naturally connected with the Boomerang headlamps and curves. The widest lights in its segment not only looks pretty but also have wider irradiation scope. Fulwin houses the whale front face model with V-shape grill while the bumper is inlaid with honeycomb griller increasing sir supply amount and reducing the drag co-efficiency. The high beltline runs around the car which links headlamps and rear lamps. The development trend of modern cars is followed with the middle beltline which draws the outline of texture in plump, round and rear while low beltline maintains its aesthetics. The rear fog lamp integrated in taillights embody the simple design concept while three dimension combination lights are presented by three arc surface. Fulwin addresses ergonomic and functional design which has an excellent habitability and design on human scale where the electric folding mirror, 15 inch alloy wheel and sporty designs are packed within the dimension of 4269 x 1686 x 1492 mm (L X W X H) with wheelbase of 2527 mm.
As you hop in you are bound to notice the decent headroom provided inside the car, that been said, the upholstery is comfortable, and embedded with a technologically high-end finish. The height support comfortable seats looks impressive with the finer and smooth center console which applies environment protection technology makes it feel finer and keeps pretty good elasticity at low temperature, the car also sports a 2-DIN audio system. Highly efficient air conditioner incorporates the step-less adjustment of temperature and air speeds which makes the adjustment more accurate and temperature more agreeable. There are plenty storage inside for various needs with flexibility while spacious access passage makes it easy to get in and out of car. Side mirrors are electrically adjustable and convenient while the central lock door controls the opening and closing of doors in easy and convenient way. The default boot space is 450 litre which can be expanded to 1450 litre.
Safety, Brakes and Miscellaneous
Fulwin is incorporated with MacPherson suspension which is the most optimized front suspension with comprehensive performance currently while the twist beam rear suspension improves manipulation and comfort small car. The wide tires improve rigidity and reduces the deformation at curves while the ventilated disc brakes are incorporated with ABS and EBD functions which guarantees steering during braking and shorten brake distance. Further dual airbags protects head and neck of passenger, reduces the injury caused by steering and center console to passengers.
The compact notchback sports dominating looks while the pleasant interior makes the ride more promising in its segment. The engine makes impressive performance while the cabin remains tranquil making Fulwin 2 an ideal family car.