Hatchback Venucia T70 for 2018 – update brother Nissan Qashqai
The new Chinese car of 2018-2019 enters the updated Venucia T70 hatchback crossover on the outgoing planned and very high quality restyling. In our review, the new Venucia T70 hatchback for 2018 is the official photo, price, equipment and technical specifications, the Qashqai brother Nissan platform of the 1st generation.
Having survived the crossover update T70 from the Venucia hatchback brand, created jointly by Nissan and Dongfeng, then in 2012 for the Chinese market, it has a modern appearance, an upgraded interior and a new 140-horsepower 1.4 turbo gasoline engine. Sales of the restyled version of the Venucia T70 hatchback: will start in China in December 2017 at a price of 92800-132800 yuan (827-1184 thousand conventional units), which slightly exceeds the cost of the pre-reform model in China for 89800-127800 yuan (800-1140 thousand), excluding discounts and promotional offers.
The Venucia hatchback brand, created under the wing of the Nissan-Dongfeng joint venture, offers car owners high-quality and reliable cars with proven technical stuffing from Nissan. The car of the brand is positioned as a budget car with a hint of premium and to some extent exclusivity, of course, in comparison with Dongfeng models.
We occasionally pay attention to the most interesting models of this brand: the compact MPV M50V Venucia hatchback, the Venucia D60 hatchback sedan, the Venucia T90 hatchback crossover. However, most of the Venucia hatchback lineup remains in the shadows due to the low interest of many motorists in the car of the brand (the Venucia hatchback car has not been officially sold lately, as in other countries).
Let’s get back to the Venucia T70 crossover hatchback, but rather to the pre-reform model that debuted on the Chinese market in January 2015 (pictured above). Nissan Qashqai of the first generation of the T70 model borrowed quite a lot: an independent platform, a multi-link rear suspension, a powertrain and gearbox, a central part of the body and even some interior elements. The Chinese crossover outwardly resembles practically nothing of the Japanese donor, and, therefore, the significantly larger overall length of the body, 4542 mm, is identical to the Kasim wheelbase dimensions of 2630 mm (body length Nissan Qashqai 1st generation 4315 mm). It should also be noted that the pre-reform hatchback Venucia T70 has demonstrated a more solid appearance against the background of the Japanese brother of the platform. Mainly because of the original front and back of the body.
Having survived the restyling, the new Venucia T70 hatchback is even more distant from the Japanese brother and has received a truly modern, stylish and even original look. The new crossover body is completely in the front of the body (new hood, grille, stylish headlights with eyebrows, LED daytime running lights, bumper with original fog lights), an upgraded rear with new marker lights and a new, more strict and solid bumper.
Even if the side view finds the updated Venucia T70 hatchback more respectable than the pre-reform model. For example, even more so, in profile, the Chinese crossover looks worse than the Japanese Nissan X-Trail crossover.
- The external dimensions of the Venucia T70 hatchback body for 2017-2018 will be 4614 mm long, 1786 mm wide, 1625 mm high, 2630 mm wheelbase.
- Standard for the updated crossover are 17-inch alloy wheels with 215/60 R17 tyres, and a larger wheel option: 18-inch rims with 215/55 R18 tires.
The modernization also affected the Chinese and the interior of the compact crossover. The updated model received a completely new front panel with a massive center console, which is covered on top of a visor common to the instrument panel – it looks solid and modern. In addition, the instrument cluster has not changed and all other parts on the dashboard are new. In the presence of a stylish multifunctional steering wheel, a dashboard with two wells, which house the speedometer and tachometer, located between them with a monochrome on-board computer screen.
The center console is turned to the driver’s side, and a large 10-inch color touch screen, advanced multimedia systems (music, navigation, smartphone, connection, rear view camera), just below the opening in the vent control unit, the climate control unit (air conditioning) and controls the auxiliary vehicle functions.
Traditionally, acquaintance with a new model, representatives of the manufacturer rolled out a new product on one of the busiest models, where, in addition, an advanced multimedia system and air conditioning are present, a keyless entry system, an engine start / stop button, power windows on all doors, rear mirrors type with LED repeaters, electrically adjustable and heated, 6 airbags, ESP from Bosch, rear parking sensors, LED daytime running lights and taillights with LEDs, electric sunroof. Leather seat upholstery will be added for an additional fee, El. driver’s adjustment and all-round visibility system.
It only remains to add that the comforty interior and cozy. In the first and second rows, it is enough to accommodate five adult passengers, and the trunk in the standard position of the backrests of the second row was able to take 534 liters.
Specifications Hatchback Venucia T70 For 2017-2018.
At the heart of the updated Chinese crossover on the platform of the Japanese compact crossover Nissan Qashqai of the 1st generation with a fully independent suspension architecture (MacPherson strut front, multi-link rear), Brakes Front and rear disc rims, power steering, electric, here, drive, but only in front.
Compared to the pre-reform model T70, innovations in the technology of the updated crossover have not yet been disclosed, but a new gasoline engine has appeared in the engine compartment – 1.4 turbo (140 hp 196 Nm), agregatiruemye with 5 gearboxes, a line of gasoline four-cylinder naturally aspirated engines has been added, represented by 1, 6-liter engine (121 HP 154 Nm) with 5 manual transmissions and 2.0-liter engine (144 HP, 198 Nm) paired with 6 manual transmission or CVT.
It only remains to add that naturally aspirated engines from Nissan, as well as a new turbocharged 1.4-liter engine developed independently by Dongfeng specialists (model DFMA14T) and set the Dongfeng AX4, AX5 Dongfeng and Dongfeng MX5 crossovers on.