New Chinese crossovers Way w01 and W02
New Chinese crossovers in 2017-2018 will be replenished with new models of the new UWEI brand from the Great Wall motor – w01 types Wuwei Wuwei and W02. In the review of the first news, photos and videos, the price and detailed specifications of the w01 SUV brothers Wuwei Wuwei and W02 types are publicly presented as part of the Guangzhou Auto Show 2016 as prototypes of serial crossovers.
Sales of the first model of the Wei brand will start in April 2017, according to preliminary information , the price of Wei w01 types will be 180-200 thousand yuan (1678-1865 thousand conventional units).
What exactly is the new Chinese crossover of the newly created brand Way, especially with an eye on the cost comparable to the price of the big and Haval H8? But first, let’s talk about the history of another premium brand under the wing of Great Wall Motors.
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Regarding the name of the new brand with the unusual name UWEI, there are two versions. The first official: the new brand was named after the Wei dynasty, who reigned in ancient China on the territory where the modern city of Shanghai is now located, the headquarters of the Great Wall Motors company.
The second is unofficial, but more plausible: Wei’s new brand is named after the founder and chairman of the board of directors of Great Wall, Wei Jianjun Lord (Wei Jianjun).
According to the manufacturer, the development of the new compact crossovers W01u W02 Wuwei Wuwei took almost four years. Note that this term is usually not long for Chinese car companies. Especially considering the fact that, firstly, the SUV outside and inside are almost twin brothers, and secondly, it is built on ready-made platforms – Wei w01 types of co-platform and Haval H7 and W02 Wei took the trolley from and Haval H6.
As for the external body design of the new Chinese w01 and W02 compact crossover, we can say that the SUVs really look modern and stylish, sporty and aggressive notes in the design of the front and rear parts of the body, as well as a dynamic coupe-like body profile from the stern.
In the presence of a large bumper with pronounced air intakes and vertical slats – LED daytime running lights, a compact trapezoidal grille, full LED headlights and LED parking lights with three-dimensional graphics, stylish rear-view mirrors on powerful legs, an overestimated surface of the front and rear fenders and doors with high line sill and compact glass, falling in a coma from a powerful roof-pillar. The brothers are SUVs, but not twins, and differ from each other in proportion and body size, as well as small details in the exterior design.
- The external dimensions of the body of the Wei w01 types 2017-2018 are 4600 mm long, 1860 mm wide and 1720 mm high with a wheelbase of 2680 mm and 220 mm ground clearance.
- The external dimensions of the body of the Way W02 2017-2018 are 4420 mm long, 1845 mm wide, 1695 mm high, wheelbase 2660 mm and 220 mm ground clearance.
- An impressive off-road vehicle like ground clearance, provided with a properly smooth underbody without protruding parts and the presence of huge 21-inch wheels (R21 alloy wheels and with fashionable design and low-profile 255/45 P21 tires).
Five-seater brothers sedans SUV new brand Way are generally identical, the differences are minimal and come down to different proportions by eye, to slightly different body sizes and touches in detail. Model W02 Way, by the way, is positioned as a sports version, and, of course, get a lighter interior. And w01 Way types will appreciate the more relaxed color scheme of interior finishing materials.
Finishing materials and modern equipment of the new Chinese SUV demonstrate a high level comparable to representatives of well-known automobile companies in the world.
In the presence of a virtual instrument panel with a 12.3-inch color display, a multifunctional steering wheel with lower rim trim, a stylish front panel with round ventilation vents, an 8-inch roof-mounted color screen, modern multimedias system (Android Auto operating system and Apple CarPlay and navigation, Bluetooth), a powerful tunnel between the front seats with a washer, is responsible for the multimedia settings and a scattering of buttons to ensure the activation of various equipment (electric parking brake, seat heating, ESP downhill assistant, parking assistant, automatic trunk opening).
There is also an infinity audio system, adaptive cruise control, climate control, a panoramic roof, leather seat trim, aluminum inserts, LED lighting, driver and front passenger seats with electric adjustment (driver with memory settings for three people), a tracking system for objects in the blind spots of the mirrors, the vehicle holding system in the lane and look at the markings.
Specifications Wuwei Wuwei w01 and W02 in 2017-2018.
At the heart of the new front-wheel drive SUV platform is a drive with a fully independent suspension (McPherson strut front, multi-link rear), but each model has its own rear suspension design. An electric power steering, disc brakes on all wheels and electronic assistants are used: ABS and EBD, ESP and TCS, emergency braking system, in HHC and HDC. By default, front-wheel drive, but the design of the suspension, and the overall platform with a transverse engine in the engine compartment, in this case, allows you to complement the SUV with an all-wheel drive system.
Under the hood of the novelty is a four-cylinder 2.0 Turbo petrol engine (230 hp 360 Nm) with a robotic gearbox 6 DCT s.
In the future, the manufacturer promises to release a hybrid version of the crossover – Way w01 types EAD with a hybrid power plant and the ability to recharge from a wall outlet.
Interestingly, the hybrid version promises to be very dynamic (acceleration from 0 to 100 km / h in 6.9 seconds) and is able to travel up to 50 km on the stock electrofobia’s battery (can be charged from household power). The hybrid power plant includes a 230-horsepower turbo 2.0 gasoline engine and a pair of electric motors: 20,000th rotates the front wheels and 114 horsepower drives the rear.
So the hybrid version is a great option – the total power is 364 and an AED all-wheel drive system is available.