In the Chinese market, sales of the new compact four-door Kia Pegas 2019-2020 started. The prototype model was introduced in April this year at the Shanghai Motor Show, but now the sedan has found a serial embodiment and entered the dealers’ dealerships. To buy a car equipped only with 1.4-liter engine with a return of 95 hp, it is possible only in the Middle Kingdom, and at a very attractive price – from 49,900 to 73,900 yuan . For comparison, the base version of another budget sedan with the name Kia K2 in China costs 72,900 yuan (or 637 thousand rubles), that is almost as much as it is offered to give for Pegas in the most sophisticated Deluxe package. What can surprise consumers with a novelty with a price tag that is so ridiculous by the standards of modern car industry?
Base, dimensions and design
At the heart of the new Kia Pegas 2019-2020 is the platform from the previous generation Kia Rio. Approximately the same “cart” was used and when launching another fresh model – Hyundai Reina, debuting in the Chinese market just a month ago. So Pegas, having just appeared on sale, has already managed to acquire a twin brother, who, incidentally, has an equally humane price. But nevertheless we will return to the object of our attention.
The dimensions of the body of the novelty are only slightly different from the external dimensions of the original Rio. The length of the four-door is 4300 mm, width – 1700 mm, height – 1460 mm. The wheelbase is one-to-one as a donor – 2570 mm, the ground clearance does not exceed 160 mm. In running order, the car weighs at least 1020 kg.
Photos of the new Kia Pegas 2019-2020
Despite all its budget, Kia Pegas has a quite attractive and modern appearance, especially in the top-end versions. Front note the presence of a compact grille, cute headlights and a bonnet with a calm relief of the ribs. The lower part forms an impressive bumper with a large central cutout of the air intake, in the corners of which were prescribed miniature round fogs. On the sides of the fairing there are vertical sections of air ducts, made in the same format as the last Kia Picanto .
The profile and stern of the sedan are decorated in a restrained style, excluding any unusual design moves and solutions. At the back, we select neat blocks of overall lighting equipment, a trunk lid with a spoiler-vyshtampovkoy, a massive bumper with a recess under the license plate and narrow strokes of fog.
The manufacturer has provided for Kia Pegasus only one full-time wheel dimension – 14 inches. On steel or light alloy wheels rubber 175/70 R14 is mounted.
Complete set of a sedan
The interior of the new model Kia is made very soundly and qualitatively, of course, as far as can be expected from a car with a similar price tag. To the positive moments we attribute the presence of a perfectly readable instrument panel with a display of the bortcomputer, a convenient climate control unit and a media system with a touch screen. Among the shortcomings, we note the unfortunate arrangement of the buttons for controlling the front windows (not on the door armrests, but on the console), the lack of full handles at the front doors, the mechanical way of switching on air recirculation (with the help of the slider), the integral execution of the backrest backrest.
As standard, Kia Pegas (Smart version) includes a minimum set of equipment – power windows of all doors, air conditioning, a basic audio system with 4 speakers, ABS and EBD, front airbags.
The equipment of the top version of the four-door is much more saturated. There are fog lights, leather upholstery, front and rear parking sensors, a multifunctional steering wheel (buttons on one side only), electric side mirrors, a panoramic sunroof, a rear-view camera, a multimedia complex with a 7-inch color screen, a system Start / Stop, ESP, side airbags in the front row.
The volume of the trunk of the novelty is 475 liters, but the back of the rear sofa does not add up either completely or in parts, so there is no possibility to increase the capacity of the compartment.
Technical specifications Kia Pegas 2019-2020
In the asset of the new sedan Pegasus only one engine is the atmospheric “four” 1.4 liters, issuing 95 hp. and 132 Nm. The motor is combined either with a 5-speed “mechanics”, or with a 4-band “automatic”. In the first configuration, the car spends an average of 5.2 liters per 100 km, in the second – 5.7 liters. When installing the Start / Stop system, about 0.2 liters is saved per “hundred”.
The chassis of the model is a combination of a front independent suspension with McPherson struts and a rear semi-independent design with a torsion bar. Drive only front, all wheel disc brakes.