The new car market in first half of year is full of exciting events. The centralized listing of a number of heavyweight products such as Ralink, Polo and 3 Series also sparked a wave of car buying boom, but car market was also flat in second half of year. Remarkably, especially in terms of SUV models, it can be described as dazzling. The following three models have both popularity and strength and are expected to be main players in SUV market in second half of year.
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
Launch date: July
Price before sale: RMB 359,000-390,800
The all-new Land Rover Range Rover Evoque will be launched this month. The pre-sale price of less than 360,000 yuan exceeded expectations of many people. It is even more than 10,000 yuan lower than current model when power grows. You should know that when it was sold as an import, not only did it have a starting price of more than 600,000 yuan, but even had to increase price to pick up car, but now it only costs over 300,000 yuan to bring it home.
Unlike luxury SUVs in same class, Range Rover Evoque is more avant-garde and stylish, especially wide body design, small windows and rear trim are not obsolete today. The Rover Evoque has retained them. In addition, new car also adds starburst design elements to front face, which is overall more three-dimensional and advanced. There is no other adjective but stunning. The interior also inherited Xingmai design with a more luxurious ambience, technology and sense of style, but rear space still lacks advantages over same class.
In terms of power, new Range Rover Evoque is equipped with a 2.0T engine with a maximum output of 249 horsepower, matched with a 9AT gearbox, and a 48V mild hybrid system has been added. The hardware structure The AWD system has remained same as previous generation, and all-terrain feedback system has become more complete. The current domestically produced Land Rover Evoque has not reached expected sales volume. Even with a discount rate of more than 100,000, it still has not been able to recover fall, so pressure has suddenly shifted to new Range Rover Evoque. You are optimistic about its future performance in market!
Date to market: September
Estimated selling price: from 89,800
As first model released since Jetta brand went independent, it can be said that VS5 is responsible for rise of family. The 10,000-unit Jetta decided to end production for sake of brand independence, and you can imagine pressure on VS5. .
The Jetta VS5 is positioned as a compact SUV based on Volkswagen MQB-A1 platform, and prototype is Seat Ateca. Compared to its main change, it adopts a large hexagonal grille and replaces it with a new one. LOGO, but lines on side of body show that this is still a Volkswagen. As for interior design, it is even more obvious. Due to its relatively budget-friendly positioning, cabin of Jetta VS5 is mostly hard plastic with a general texture. Luckily, designer has created a good sense of hierarchy through color matching, and space is also in mainstream. level.
In terms of power, new car will be equipped with a 1.4T engine codenamed EA211, with a maximum output of 150 horsepower and peak torque of 250 Nm, but gearbox is replaced by familiar 7-speed DSG with Aisin 6AT, which is more safe Reliable. In general, Jetta VS5 is not cheap, but for reasons of brand positioning, price should be lower than Tange and Karoq of same level. Do you think it will become a dark horse in car market?
Launch date: October
Estimated selling price: from 180,000
Even if replacement is nearing, monthly sales of current RAV4 can still reach tens of thousands of units, a testament to strength of product. Therefore, new RAV4, which has been significantly updated in all aspects, is even more expected. It will also be most important FAW-Toyota in second half of year. After launch of products, it will form a new confrontation situation with X-Trail and CRV. I wonder if two old opponents ready?
The new RAV4 is based on TNGA GA-K platform. The overall shape continues design of overseas version. Compared to current model, it is more rigid. there is no hint of cash, and only similarity between them is probably in name. There are surprises in interior too, workmanship and materials have been improved, boxy body shape has improved rear space, and long-maligned princess grave in the trunk is finally gone, and there's nothing wrong with that.
In terms of power, new RAV4 will be equipped with a 2.0L engine and a 2.5L engine + electric motor hybrid system (two engine version) with a maximum output of 170 and 218 hp. respectively. Both power models provide all-wheel drive and all-wheel drive versions, while current 2.5 L fuel version will no longer be available. With a good reputation and growing strength, if new RAV4 can keep current price after domestic production, it won't be a problem to sell well, do you think?