To be honest, talk about Sao Che, fellow car lovers, this is what Weibo is talking about. Roewe RX8 When it comes to this car, it is estimated that many riders will be gearing up, because the attention of RX8 is too high, too hot! Since the official launch of the Beijing Auto Show, some riders have left me messages asking, how is the road driving ability of the Roewe RX8? How about real off-road performance?
The original plan was to drive this RX8 to our “United Off-Road” professional venue for testing, but due to time and other conditions, it did not materialize. Therefore, I don’t have a detailed understanding of the RX8’s real off-road ability to get out of trouble, but don’t worry about the majority of riders, we will definitely make up for this lesson. This time we mainly talk about the overall performance of the RX8 on ordinary roads.
For the RX8, a medium-to-large hardcore SUV, the body has a large girder, and the overall weight exceeds two tons. Drivers are most concerned about its power performance. After all, it is normal to drive on the road in the city, and only occasionally go off-road. RX8 has a high body and a high sitting posture. For drivers, this kind of driving state is very enjoyable, especially for friends who often drive small cars, sitting on RX8 will give you a sense of enlightenment and domineering. Driving on urban roads is basically a small list of mountains.
The engine of the RX8 is a 2.0T blue heart direct injection engine with a maximum power of 224 horsepower and a maximum torque of 360 Nm. The overall power output is completely sufficient for the RX8. The adjustment of the throttle at the beginning is a bit slow. This is because the RX8 has the attribute of off-road escape, and friends who play off-road vehicles know that the throttle adjustment is too sensitive and too “thiefy”, which is not conducive to escape, so the RX8 This kind of training is also normal.
There is no problem with the low-torque output. Although it is a car with more than two tons, it does not feel particularly bulky at the start. With the deep stepping of the accelerator, all the torque of the engine is released, and the sense of acceleration and power it brings is still very sufficient. In addition, because the body is relatively large, the overall sense of momentum is very strong.
It is precisely because of the large size of the body that many riders are worried about whether the power reserve in the middle and rear sections is enough. When the speed is increased from 60 km/h to 100 km/h, the power output can fully keep up. Overtaking on the way, as long as you are willing to refuel, there is no obstacle. Only re-acceleration at a high speed of 100 km/h or more is a bit exhausting. After all, such a large car only has a 2.0T engine.
The gearbox of RX8 is 6AT from Aisin, which is a very mature product. The power connection between the engine and the gearbox is very smooth, the upshift is positive, and the connection between the gears is also very tight.
There is no setback during the whole upshifting process, even in the process of creeping at low speed, there is no particularly obvious setback. It’s just that the rapid downshift is a bit slow, and it’s not that enjoyable. In general, the overall performance of this gearbox is still satisfactory.
The RX8’s brakes are the first thing that surprised me. I thought the brakes might be “meat”, but the actual performance is very good, the force is very linear and there is no gap, the pedal follows the foot, giving people a lot of confidence , In the case of high-speed driving, the brakes are also very calm.
The second unexpected thing is the overall chassis adjustment. Many people who are not carrying the body are also worried that there will be extra bounce when passing through ditches and ridges. First of all, the RX8 suspension is very tough, neither soft nor hard, and is in a relatively moderate state. When passing the speed bump quickly, the overall performance is very good without unnecessary vibration, and the suspension supports the roll of the vehicle well when cornering.
Although I didn’t go to a professional off-road venue, I also walked on some non-paved roads. For these rough road sections, the overall performance of the suspension is still good, and there is no strong sense of throwing away. It is also because the vehicle has good passability, so it feels more enjoyable to walk on these simple bad roads.
Let me talk about the steering system of the RX8. The steering wheel is a little heavy at low speeds, and because of its off-road attributes, the steering wheel’s steering range is larger. For female drivers, it may feel a little tired. Normal Driving is relatively easy. RX8 is a hardcore SUV, so don’t have too high requirements for road feel and precise pointing.
Let’s talk about the interior and driving space. The interior design of the RX8 is very neat and tidy, and looks very refreshing without any extra burden. Most of the center console is protected by soft materials and leather, including the middle part of the door panel and the armrest area. They are all wrapped in leather, and the overall texture is very good.
The workmanship of the interior is also very particular. At the seams, the splicing seams between the various modules are very uniform, and there are no burrs and the edges are very delicate. In the past few years, the interior workmanship of our domestically produced cars has been very good, and it can surpass joint venture brands, and even many imported cars have surpassed it. So in terms of interior, car fans really don’t have to worry.
The instrument panel is composed of the liquid crystal part and the traditional instrument panel, and the display clarity is very good, and the amount of information is also very comprehensive.
The 10.1-inch multimedia screen in the central control basically concentrates all the functions, and can be easily operated through the Zebra voice system.
The storage compartment under the central control screen can not only put some small things, but also wirelessly charge the mobile phone, which is also a very convenient small configuration.
The function knob behind the gear lever can quickly select the four-wheel drive mode and driving mode.
The storage box of the center console adopts a split design, which can be opened by both the driver and the co-driver without affecting the use of the other party’s armrest.
Under the storage box, an air purification system is integrated, which is still necessary for polluted cities like Beijing.
The leather seats of the whole vehicle are very wide and thick, and there is no problem with comfort. The cabin is relatively high, like me with a figure of 1.9 meters, even if the driver’s seat is adjusted to a relatively high sitting position, there is still room for a punch on the head, and the performance is very good.
There’s also more than a punch of head and legroom in the second row, too.
RX8 has a 7-seater 2+3+2 layout. Let’s also talk about the third row. Unfortunately, my figure is definitely out of play, and I can’t fit in the third row. But photography teacher Boyang can easily sit in. That is to say, those under 1.8 meters in height basically have no obstacles, and those over 1.8 meters in height should not squeeze in.
Although the body is very tall, there are pedals and handrails for getting on the car, so small friends will not have the embarrassment of getting on the car.
When the seven-seater is fully used, the trunk is a problem, and the trunk of many seven-seater models is almost zero at this time. The RX8 is fully opened with seven seats, and there is still a certain amount of room in the trunk. At least 4 to 5 medium-sized schoolbags can be placed.
For a good amount of cargo space, fold down the second- and third-row seats for a flat cargo platform.
Going back to the appearance part, as an original model of a state-owned independent brand, the Roewe RX8 has been recognized by many people in the industry. Originality is very important and worthy of respect! At this stage, there are still manufacturers that have not broken away from the scope of “imitation copycats”, such as the Harvard H9, which obviously took advantage of the Prado.
RX8 is the flagship SUV of the Roewe brand, and it also inherits the Roewe family-style design concept. The whole car uses straight lines to highlight toughness and domineering. The large-size grille and headlights are integrated, and the width of the body exceeds 1900mm, making the entire front of the car look thick and full of extension.
The light source of the headlights is LED, and the four matrix fog lights on both sides of the lower surround are also LEDs. The light source configuration of the whole vehicle is still very high.
The waistline on the side of the vehicle runs from the front to the rear. Since the body length is nearly 5000mm, it gives people a strong sense of muscle and momentum.
The tail is simple and tough, crisp and full. The only shortcoming is the hidden exhaust. The wide-mouth shape surrounding the sides is just a decoration.
Let’s stop here today about the Roewe RX8 road and its overall performance. To sum up, the RX8 is a very enjoyable car to drive, with a domineering feel. As a large seven-seater family car, there is no obvious shortcoming. It must be comfortable and comfortable, and it must have a carrying capacity, and the most important point is that the price is very affordable. The top model only costs 250,000! Without a field test on an off-road field, there are not many comments on this one. But in terms of hardware, the jaw-type central differential, rear axle mechanical differential lock, coupled with low-torque amplification, should have a strong ability to get out of trouble off-road. Therefore, if you take into account both family cars and off-road players, RX8 is still a very good choice.