Users don’t have to worry about the three-cylinder four-cylinder engine and we have the confidence to launch the three-cylinder four-cylinder engine
In the domestic automobile consumer market, many consumers believe that “six-cylinder is ideal, and three-cylinder is the bottom line.”
However, under the weight of emission standards, many car companies have switched to three-cylinder engines.Therefore, in the absence of the brand halo bonus, GM and Ford in the US cars have aggressively promoted the three-cylinder policy, but they have been taught by the domestic consumer market to behave.
Ford’s current market performance is close to the embarrassing situation of French cars in China,
and after GM’s three-cylinder engine was launched, sales have also collapsed. Under the pressure of sales, GM has directly switched back to four-cylinder engines.
But unlike American cars, it may be that consumers have been cultivated by American cars to accept three-cylinder engines.Honda and Toyota have successively launched three-cylinder models in China to further reduce the price level of models and cover more positioning ranges.
Today, Nissan has also begun to follow the pace of Toyota and Honda,
simultaneously launching the X-Jun with a 1.5T three-cylinder engine. Unlike the Japanese two fields, Nissan is directly on the standard compact SUV all-new Qijun,Equipped with a three-cylinder engine, after all, Toyota and Honda do not have the confidence to use a three-cylinder engine in an SUV model with a price of 30,000 U.S Dollars.
At the Shanghai Auto Show, Dongfeng Nissan’s all-new Qijun was released. The car is scheduled to go on sale in July. Its biggest change is that in addition to the new exterior and interior, it is also equipped with a 1.5T three-cylinder supercharged engine developed by Nissan for the first time.
Although it has been complained by many consumers since the X-Cylinder was revealed to be equipped with a three-cylinder engine, Nissan still adheres to the three-cylinder engine policy, and they believe that the three-cylinder engine is a trend.
For this approach, Zhang Jihui, deputy general manager of Dongfeng Nissan Automobile Sales Co., Ltd., gave an explanation:”
I hope that consumers will not be entangled with three-cylinder and four-cylinder, just like the space shuttle and the Chinese satellite going to the sky, that is not our specialty, it would be good to go to the sky.Since we dare to launch this car, we are confident. ”
Zhang Jihui believes that technology is iterating and improving. If you always look at new technologies from old concepts, there is no way to incorporate new technologies. The best way is to try it yourself.You have to experience it before you know how good this car is. The car has a maximum power of 150kw, a maximum torque of 300 Nm, and a minimum fuel consumption of 5.8 liters.
In fact, what Zhang Jihui said is true.
In addition to turbocharging, the 1.5T three-cylinder engine equipped by Qijun also has Nissan’s “black technology” and VC-Turbo (variable compression ratio) technology. Realize the continuous change of engine compression ratio from 8:1 to 14:1.
According to the previous official introduction, it can save 27% of fuel consumption compared to the V6 engine of the same power. The new Qijun uses a new domestically-made 1.5L variable compression ratio turbocharged engine codenamed KR15.The rated power is 150kW (204Ps), the maximum torque is 300N·m, and the minimum fuel consumption under comprehensive working conditions is 5.8L/100km.
the official guide price of the current new Qijun is 18.88-273.3 million yuan, and the market terminal preferential price is about 30,000 yuan. It is expected that the price of the new Qijun is not much different. So, if the car purchase budget comes to a price of 200,000 yuan, would you give up Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 and consider the three-cylinder Nissan X-Trail?