Chery Q22L Review
Chery, the unrivalled masterstroke of China, is a state owned corporation as well as the top manufacturer in its stream of automobiles. It has been for long China's emperor in production and export of passenger cars since 2003. The drive has been marked with several vehicle assembly, component manufacturing facilities in the Chinese mainland. To suit the growing needs leading with technological innovations it seeks to bring forth 20 new designs to excite the die-hard car enthusiasts in Philippines. With the introduction of Chery minivan Q22L, it places its foot in the utility vehicles errand playing as a service vehicle.
Engine, Mileage & Variants
The 1.2-litre inline 4 cylinder electronic fuel injected multi-point gasoline DOHC engine beats with the 5 speed manual transmission taming a power and torque value of 59 kW at 6000 rpm and 106 Nm at 4500 rpm respectively for the front wheel drive. The mileage count achieved by Chery Q22L measures 7.6 L/100 Km and the top speed attained by this commercial drive measures 135 kmph while breaching 0-100 kmph in a rather disappointing figure of 16.5 seconds. Given that it is a dedicated minivan meant for commuting in heavy traffic, performance numbers do not really matter.
The tough sport that fits completely in 4430 mm x 1626 mm x 1930mm (L X W X H) with a wheelbase that extends upto 2800mm. This makes the drive completely utility centred in the class of utility vehicles, at the same time it doesnt compromise on being stylish and attractive. One example of this is the unique 3 dimensional black smoked crystal diamond headlights that radiate light on a greater fold as compared to other minivans to ensure a clear view. The rear wiper along with the electric heating as well as the defrost system enables driving succumbing all weather tribulations. Also a pleasant appearance is made by the braking and backup light scenario that are mounted on the tail door. Other features to its list include the roof antenna, a full size spare tire for the 14-inch alloy wheels to support it in suffice over any track.
The 11 seater comfort emulates comfort rolled in cloth trimmed seats with 4 way manually adjustable driver's seat which is coupled with two spoke steering wheel with height and depth adjustable function to keep you in a perfect driving position. The magnificent center console is laid with buttons and knobs sequentially assisting easy interoperability. Also a multi functional pointer has been provided for the instrument panel designed with LED lights to guide through with a clear lighting vision. The large wheelbase provides a well chased for boot space of 4700-litres (all rows folded) to flexibly be moulded with the large numbered seating capacity. The entertainment has been standardized by a 2 speaker single CD with MP3 point built.
Safety, Braking and Miscellaneous
The metallic semi integral cage body design is empowered by front and rear bumpers to absorb the impact in instances of collision. Also the B and C integrated body ensures safety for the high carrying capacity. The front large ventilated disc and rear drum brakes provision for a stable braking force along with heat dissipation to be taken under the eye. The solemn identity comes to accompany you in the safest of modes through a collapsible energy absorbing column and wide cargo carrying tyres to bring up the shield protecting against head and chest injuries.
The minivan addresses all your transportation needs in full brilliance with its fuel efficient engine along with decent features for comfort.