Dongfeng T7 2018 – older brother crossover Dongfeng T5
The new 7-seat crossover Dongfeng T7 is a novelty of the Chinese motor company Dongfeng (Dong Feng, Dongfeng) 2018-2019 model year. The new Chinese crossover Dong Feng T7 celebrated its public premiere at the Chengdu Auto Show on August 31, 2018 and is preparing to enter the local Chinese market before the end of this year. In our review of the T7 manufactured by Dongfeng (Dongfeng T7) 2018-2019 – photos, price, equipment and specifications of the older brother Dongfeng model T5. Both crossovers, by the way, are equipped with a licensed diesel engine from BMW 1.6 turbo 204 of the company’s power with a 7-speed "robot" DCT with.
Sales of the new Dong Feng T7 crossover (the full name of the model in the China market Dongfeng Forthing T7) will begin in China in October-November 2018 at a price of 150,000 yuan (about 1,386 thousand conventional units). According to preliminary information, the Dongfeng T7 crossover, as the younger brother of the Dongfeng T5, will not be sold outside of China, at least next year.
The external body design of the Dongfeng Motor T7 and T5 crossovers is made in the same corporate style, but there are differences, especially with an eye to the large body size compared to the T7 Dong Feng Dong Feng in the T5 in all directions.
- The external dimensions of the body, Dongfeng T7 2018-2019 is 4780 mm in length, and 1872 mm, 1760 mm in height, with a wheelbase of 2753 mm.
- The T7 crossover is larger than its younger brother, the T5 models are up to 230 mm long, 47 mm wide and 35 mm high, the distance between the axles is more than 33 mm.
It should be noted that the front end of the crossovers are almost identical and harmoniously merge into a single composition of the main filter grille with rich chrome trim, hard LED headlights and perfectly fitted bumpers, complemented by 3-level LED foglights and massive protection.
From the side, the body of the new 7-seater crossover looks more solid than the 5-seater model. In the presence of a more massive hood, huge wheel arch cutouts, filled with large 19-inch wheels (alloy wheels shod in 225/55 R19 comfort tires), large doors with a smooth sill line, slowly falling to the rear of the roof, supported by a powerful C-pillar solid rear overhang.
Stern novelties with a large size luggage compartment lid topped with a spoiler, the original LED position lights are connected between a chrome bar and a simple bumper.
And if in the models the external design of the T7 and T5 is different, the crossovers are not visible in the salons, the third row is not found in the 7-seater version. By the way, even in the cabin of Dongfeng T7, two passengers of medium height can comfortably accommodate (space above the head and for the legs of passengers, although without a margin, but enough). Separate seats of the second row have longitudinal adjustment, and the backrests can change the angle of inclination.
As proof of our words about hospitality on the 3rd row will give an accurate description of the size of the cabin:
- in the first row, the height of the seat cushions to the ceiling is 970 mm, in the second row and third rows – 950 mm;
- the width of the cabin at the level of the elbows in the first row is 1400 mm, the second is 1420 mm, and the third is 1330 mm;
- the seats of the first row with longitudinal adjustment provides for legs from 840 to 1040 mm in the second row 630-880 mm and in the third row 660-820 mm.
Since we are talking about the dimensions of the cabin, it is worth noting the luggage compartment, which can take in the presence of 7 people on board the equivalent of 240 liters (width – 1340 mm, height – 880 mm, length – 400 mm).
When in the 5-seat cab with the third row folded back, the trunk increases its volume to 780 liters and the length of the luggage compartment increases to 2000 mm.
As modern and advanced equipment, the new 7-seater crossover will delight the driver and his passengers with a virtual dashboard with a 12.3-inch full-color screen, a multifunctional sports steering wheel with a truncated rim at the bottom and tides in the right grip areas, a multimedia system with 12-inch inch color tablet screen (voice control, Baidu’s intelligent Apollo operating system, navigation, multimedia, climate control, surround view system), keyless entry systems, downhill and switchable ESP, electric parking brake, electrically adjustable driver’s seat, cruise control with speed limiter, panoramic glass roof 1150 mm long and 700 mm wide with sunroof, rear parking sensors,combined leather trim and LED lighting.
Specifications Dongfeng T7 2018-2019.
The new 7-seater crossover Dong Feng T7 is based on a modern platform with a fully independent suspension of all wheels (MacPherson struts are installed in front, multi-link in the back).
Brakes on all wheels disc in a circle with electronic driver assistance systems ABS, EBD and emergency braking system BAS, electric power steering, front-wheel drive.
Under the hood is a new large Chinese crossover with an overall body length of no more than 4.8 meters registered a four-cylinder petrol 1.6-liter turbocharged engine (204 hp and 280 Nm) in the company with a 7-speed robotic gearbox, equipped with two disc clutches.