Magotan-FAW-Volkswagen B-class sedan has dominated the car industry for many years. With its stable and restrained temperament and good power performance, it firmly controls the target market of middle-income people. The new generation of Magotan has come to the 2019 model. In the field of mid-level sedans where heroes from all walks of life gather, what changes will the former benchmark products bring? This time, the comprehensive test drive of “We Are Talking about Cars” will answer you one by one.
The new generation of Magotan is based on the MQB platform. The latest Volkswagen family design language is integrated into the shape of the vehicle. The temperament is still calm and the edge is still restrained. Although it can’t be regarded as stunning, it is certainly attractive.
The front face of the new generation of Magotan adopts an integrated design of air intake grille and headlights. The wide horizontal chrome-plated metal strips extend to the ends of the headlights on both sides, which greatly enhances the width of the front of the car. The slightly symmetrical lower air intake also adds a sense of three-dimensional layering. Full LED advanced headlights, with follow-up steering and automatic adjustment of light height, combined with the Dynamic Light Assist dynamic light assistance system, can effectively improve the safety of driving at night.
The body size of the new generation Magotan: 4866x1832x1464mm, wheelbase 2871mm. The lines of the body are still simple, mostly outlined in straight lines. The straight waistline extends from the A-pillar to the taillights, highlighting the tough muscularity of the body, showing a restrained personality without excess burden. The 18-inch two-color Y-shaped wheels are not particularly exaggerated, and coordinate with the overall body. The tire size is 235/45R18.
The crisp and full tail still has a heavy feeling, and the flared exhaust on both sides is also quite powerful. The newly designed LED taillight structure has strong recognition, and the integration effect with the tail is obvious. The electric rear door supports kicking sensor, which effectively improves the practicality and convenience. The floor of the trunk is flat, and there is no obstacle for placing large luggage with a large opening. The volume of the trunk is 483L, which can achieve a high storage capacity.
The T-shaped center console, the interior with a consistent popular style, has a sense of luxury and stability, but it lacks a little passion. The design of the through-type air-conditioning outlet enhances the horizontal vision inside the car, and the word “wide”. The texture of the solid wood decorative panels is excellent, and the installation of internal components is also rigorous and meticulous.
The leather multi-functional steering wheel, almost all Volkswagen models have a unified style, of course there is no problem with the leather feel of the steering wheel, and the various function keys are also convenient and practical. The FPK digital full LCD instrument panel has a strong sense of technology, and the display colors and effects are also very good. The analog pointer instrument can be arranged independently, integrating information such as driving, navigation and auxiliary functions, and the primary and secondary information display can be flexibly displayed following the change of driving status.
The second-generation MIB infotainment system is integrated in the 8-inch capacitive touch LCD screen, with first-class operating sensitivity and application running speed. The 360° panoramic camera supports high-definition display, and the radar detection is also displayed on the entire vehicle. The air-conditioning adjustment physical buttons are arranged at the bottom of the central control screen. These most commonly used function keys must appear in the form of physical buttons, so that blind operations during driving will not be affected by images.
The conventional storage area of the center console can meet normal travel needs, and the armrest box is equipped with a USB interface and an audio transmission interface. Because it is a top-end model, the sound system is Dynaudio advanced surround sound with 12 speakers. The effect must be very good, but other high-end models need to be optional.
The high-grade NAPPA leather seats of the whole car are perforated on the surface. The thickness of the seat cushion, the softness of the padding, the support, and the wrapping of the backrest fully meet the needs of mid-to-high-end cars. The driving space is spacious and comfortable, even a driver who is one size bigger than me can easily drive. As for my height (190cm), the rear space can be said to be quite ample, and the configuration of the panoramic sunroof also makes the car have good transparency. Strange, and the boss button can adjust the space in the back row to only belong to him.
The new-generation Magotan power system is composed of the third-generation “T+D” power combination. The famous EA888 2.0T high-power turbocharged engine has a maximum power of 220 horsepower and a maximum torque of 350 Nm. The gearbox is a 7-speed wet DSG Dual clutch gearbox.
The engine can reach a peak torque of 350 Nm at 1500 rpm, so one can imagine how strong the low-torque output is. The sensitive throttle adjustment brings a strong sense of acceleration, and the power output is coherent and powerful. With the deep stepping on the accelerator, the speed will also increase rapidly. The whole acceleration process can bring the driver a sense of power satisfaction. The power reserve in the middle and rear stages is fully sufficient, and there will be no hesitation in re-accelerating above 80km/h.
The latest DSG dual-clutch gearbox has basically solved the problem of low-speed setbacks. Car buyers really don’t need to worry about this, and the quick response of dual-clutch is a major advantage. Rapid acceleration and downshifts during driving can be decisive and can correctly understand the driver’s emotions. Intention, overtaking on the way at high speed is easy.
The EPS electric power steering system is flexible and precise, and the control is easy to facilitate long-distance driving. The new-generation suspension system has undergone more optimized adjustments, and the comfort has been significantly improved. The fine bumps and vibrations on the road during driving can be effectively filtered, and the road noise in the car has also been well controlled. The excellent overall sense of the chassis makes high-speed driving more stable and calm.