Chinese automotive 2019-2020 company Dongfeng Motor Corporation (DFM) has expanded the new crossover Dongfeng AX4 – a stylish subcompact SUV offered in China under the name Dongfeng Fengshen AX4. The first public premiere of the crossover Dong Feng AH4 took place in the spring of 2020 as part of the auto show in Shanghai. And so, in the middle of the summer the manufacturer revealed all the information about the new car of the Chinese market. In our review Dongfeng AX4 – photo, price, configuration and technical characteristics of the subcompact crossover with an unusually original appearance, high-quality and stylish interior, rich equipment. Sales Dongfeng Fengshen AX4 with 124-strong atmospheric 1.6-liter and 140-strong 1.4 Turbo gasoline engines will start in China in September 2020 at a price of 70-75 thousand yuan (610-655 thousand rubles).
We want to note at once that Dongfeng AX4 will please Chinese motorists with a very original appearance. The exterior design of the bodywork is original and stylish. In addition, the manufacturer offers for the model luscious and bright colors of paintwork, capable of emphasizing the stylish image of the SUV.
The body of the new Dong Feng AX4 is endowed with a mass of original parts: unusual headlights with LED cilia of daytime running lights, huge fog lamps on a massive front bumper in chrome frames, a powerful plastic body kit around the perimeter of the body.
Also there are stylish light-alloy 17-inch wheels, a visually soaring roof (this effect is achieved thanks to a black painted rear rack), elaborate lights of the parking lights, a black boot lid and a solid rear bumper with fog lamps that echo front fog lamps.
- The external dimensions of the Dongfeng AX4 2019-2020 body are 4195 mm in length, 1780 mm in width, 1622 mm in height, with 2580 mm of wheelbase and 175 mm of ground clearance.
- The novelty is standardly completed with 17-inch alloy wheels with rubber 215/60 R17.
By the way, the impressive size of the wheel arches will allow you to install and wheels larger diameter, for example, at 18 or even 19 inches.
The salon of the new Chinese SUV visually produces a pleasant impression. A neat three-spoke steering wheel, an informative instrument panel with two radii in deep wells, complemented by a color display of the on-board computer, a modern front-panel architecture with original ventilators and a separately installed 8-inch color touchscreen multimedia system (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, point Access to the Internet, Wi-Fi, navigator) and a compact central console, which housed a stylish with a logical control of the air conditioner control unit and some auxiliary functions of the car.
The driver’s and front passenger’s seats with solid side support rollers and high back. Longitudinal adjustment is sufficient for the comfortable arrangement of tall people with a height of more than 185 cm. The second row is hospitable only to two passengers, the third is clearly superfluous, and there are at least minimum places for legs.
The luggage compartment with the standard position of the separate rear row backrest allows you to take with you the luggage of 4 people. The useful volume is not indicated, but the dimensions are known: the length to the backs of the second row is 720 mm, the width from 1000 mm between the arches of the rear wheels to 1275 mm at the widest point, the height is 800 mm. Having combined a back of a back seat the length of a luggage space increases to 1500 mm.
The maximum equipped Dongfeng AX4 promises the availability of leather seats, a multifunctional steering wheel, a micro-elevator driver’s seat, a modern multimedia system with an 8-inch color screen, an air conditioner, exterior mirrors and power windows, a sunroof, keyless entry system and a start / stop button for the engine , Semi-automatic parking, ABS with EBD and BAS, stabilization systems, LED daytime running lights and parking lights with LED filling, front and rear fog lamps.
Technical specifications of Dongfeng Fengshen AX4 2019-2020. The new Chinese SUV is built on a budget front-drive platform with MacPherson struts in front and a torsion bar at the rear. So the drive is solely on the front wheels. Disc brakes, on the front axle with ventilated discs, power steering electric.
In the engine compartment on the choice of two gasoline four-cylinder engine of its own design company Dongfeng Motor.
- The initial atmospheric 1.6-liter model DFMA16 (124 hp, 153 Nm) paired with 5 MKPP.
- The more powerful 1.4 Turbo model DFMA14T (140 HP 196 Nm) is offered, both with 5 manual gearboxes and with a robotic gearbox 6 DCT.