Emgrand EC7

Emgrand EC718 China

The Emgrand EC7 is a car of the Chinese Emgrand brand, which is the "premium" brand of Geely. The hatchback version is called EC7- RV.

The vehicle, which goes back to the study Geely FC-2 is constructed according to Geely so that it can reach 5 stars in a EuroNCAP crash test. An actual crash test in autumn 2011 then gave 4 stars - together with the tested simultaneously with the same result MG 6 the best result of his time to it in September 2013 from Qoros 3 with a five-star result was exceeded. For this reason, and after sporadic sightings in the Amsterdam also an introduction in Europe is expected.

In China, the car is placed priced very well over the established indigenous models. During the very successful BYD F3 is the simplest version at about 60,000 RMB, the EC7 costs apart from an absolute saving version from 80,000 RMB. A Chevrolet Cruze costs about 110,000 RMB. The EC7 is built together with the larger Emgrand EC8 in a specially for this brand new factory in Ningbo. The specific model for South America is called Geely Emgrand 718 and rolls at Nordex SA in Montevideo from the tape.

For the EC7 are two engines with 1.5 and 1.8 liter displacement for election. Later, larger engines up to 142 kW and even turbo diesels are still planned. The engine is backed a 5 - speed manual ( with the exception of the 1.5-liter engine), a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox is also available.

The equipment corresponds to what we are used to in Europe in the middle price range. Airbags for driver and front passenger are standard, while side air bags are among the higher trim packages. Since 2011 the car as " EC7 GSG " is also available with a start -stop system.