Background introduction: River, the RV brand under Chery. Although it is a new force, it is menacing. First of all, it cooperated with the REV brand in the United States, and then invited Zhang Xinyu and Liang Hong from “Companion” as the chief experiencers. So will the “River” RV with the halo of the protagonist be Chery’s “Land Rover” or “QQ”? Let’s see Lao Bai’s review of the River V820 RV?
Name: River V820
Model: self-propelled C-type double expansion
Chassis: Domestic Iveco Wolfson 8AT
Engine: 3.0T diesel
Price: 588,000 yuan
Driver’s license: C2 or above
Background: Chery and REV cooperated in the design and production of the brand “REV”
Advantages: 1. Brand strength 2. Relatively complete after-sales system 3. Car seat 4. REV cage frame (this old white only lists and does not make evaluations)
Disadvantages: 1. American style is biased. 2. For new brands, there is less market testing. 3. The risk of using the expansion cabin.
Recommended index: ★★★★☆ (full level is 5★)
When it comes to the advantages of RVs, the brand and after-sales services have already explained everything. The domestic RV industry is still immature, and the brand and after-sales services are the biggest guarantees for users, and the others are just general talk. In addition to this, I also listed the seat item separately, because it is very important, and it is important to life. At the same time, as a car with a strong American style, the toilet still uses a box-type toilet that is more suitable for the Chinese environment. The gray water tank and black water tank reach 120L, which makes Lao Bai very pleased. The disadvantage is that new brands lack market testing and feedback. The overall design of this RV is reasonable, and the details are handled properly, but there are also some over-designed performances. In today’s domestic RV market, it can be regarded as a conscientious model.
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River V820 adopts the popular Iveco Wolfson 8AT chassis, and the automatic transmission allows more family members to participate in the driving work. The widened rearview mirror prevents the widened body from hindering safe driving, and the 360° camera not only increases driving safety, but also increases safety when parking.
The appearance design of the vehicle adopts the appearance design of a self-propelled C-type RV in a well-regulated manner, with a large forehead and a large body. The body painting design is very fashionable, and it has a modern sense while incorporating the LOGO. (This is purely my nonsense, the reason is that I think it looks good.) The design of the rear twin tires provides good support for the two expansion cabins. The carefree brand electric awning used on the RV is a 45-year-old brand in the United States. The RV awning brand has few domestic users and has a strong American flavor.
Lippert’s SlimRack expansion cabin can provide more space and more comfort. But Laobai is still worried about its stability, because the usage habits and environment in China are completely different from those in North America, so I can only wait for time to give me the answer.
The through-type storage compartment at the rear can store larger luggage items. The designer deliberately added a hydraulic support here, which makes the hand feel very comfortable when opening and closing the hatch. Lao Bai really likes this design, but he doesn’t know how much the cost will increase?
A quick connector and a 12V power supply are also added to the position of the weight filling port, and a 12V submersible pump can be used to add water. I have to say that this designer has a lot of experience in using domestic RVs. It would be better if the 12V power supply is farther away from the water inlet. The external shower interface and 220V power interface also have a strong American style.
Outdoor kitchen, standard Chinese equipment. This position seems to be a bit low, and it is uncomfortable when cooking, and I have not seen the configuration of the faucet, there is still room for improvement.
The cockpit part basically maintains the style of the original car. The 360° driving function of the RV is connected to the screen of the vehicle’s central control, and the reversing radar is assisted to increase the safe driving index.
In terms of layout, the classic C-type RV rear bed layout method is adopted, that is, the two sides of the front part are deck sofas and the kitchen, the two sides of the middle part are bathrooms and refrigerators, and the beds have a rear horizontal bed and a forehead bed on the top of the cockpit. Because of the existence of two expansion cabins, the interior space of the car is very spacious.
The card seat sofa area is located in the expansion cabin area, and the table can be lowered into a children’s bed at night. What needs to be specifically mentioned here is the seat here-the special seat for the RV.
Special note: Because the caravan has the attributes of a car, ordinary seats cannot be used, and car-level seats must be used. However, it is difficult for car-level seats to take into account the needs of life. So now RV manufacturers usually have two options: 1. Car seats, for safety. 2. Non-car seats, even seat belts are fooled, it is not an exaggeration to call it murder. River RV gave a third option today, which is a bit interesting.
The indoor kitchen of the RV is composed of an induction cooker, a vegetable sink, a gas stove, a microwave oven, a refrigerator, and a cabinet, and simple meals can be prepared indoors. The clean water tank in the car is as high as 150L, and it has a water tank heating system, so that the RV can support offshore life for several days.
The 152L large refrigerator is definitely a luxury in a C-type RV. This is also very American and in line with the living habits of Chinese people.
The performance of the bathroom is mediocre, but instead of using the storage in-line black water tank of an American RV, it uses a box-type toilet with a crushing function that is more suitable for the national conditions. Lao Bai is very relieved, because the problem of disorderly rowing is a relatively representative controversial issue in the use of domestic RVs.
The horizontal bed at the rear becomes very spacious after the expansion cabin is unfolded, and the curtains increase the privacy. The specially designed large windows allow you to lie on the bed while camping and enjoy the sunrise and moonset.
The forehead bed has double functions of sleeping and entertaining at the same time. But from experience the bed is not comfortable.
The main control switch of the vehicle is integrated above the door, which is convenient to operate immediately after entering the car. The designer also carefully marked the purpose of each switch, and even marked the current and power on the socket.
On the right side of the door is the air switch and inspection port for the power supply of the RV. The battery of this RV is only 120×2 AH. Although it is assisted by solar energy, it is indeed a little smaller compared to the 800AH domestic RV. However, Lao Bai thinks it is good for safety.
Carbon monoxide alarms, smoke alarms and gas alarms have established the first line of safety for safety.
Summary: Although this brand has just entered the market, it can be seen that its products perform well in all aspects. Especially in terms of safety and brand responsibility, it is quite general. However, the cage frame and four-wheel weight distribution adjustment it advertises cannot be verified in a short period of time, so it will not make too many evaluations. Is this River V820 touring car Chery’s “Land Rover” or “QQ”, do you have your own answer?
Picture: Lao Bai, an unreliable fake photographer.
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