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Old 04-11-2006, 03:57 AM   #1
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Admiral 4x4 Pick-Up - the first dish of Chinese "kitchen"



Admiral 4x4 PickUp
Actually universal machine: and it does not fear impassable road, and on the asphalt demonstrates the good behavior

The times, when birochka "made in China" unambiguously reduced on no all merits of goods, already passed. The clothing can serve as an example: now on many qualitative things producers without the constraint write "Made in China". With the automobiles, of course, it is more complex, but also here process is developed, in all likelihood, it is interesting.
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Although on the sand, although with the sand in the body - no problems

On our market the Chinese make a debut by pick-up with the dual cab, and it seems to us that this selection is not by chance. It is completely reasonable to try the "temperature of market" by the small parties of not too of popular and in some sense exclusive a goods. The competition is already painfully strong and numerous among the passenger extra-roads builder, yes even the ponderability of brand is significant, and output to the market with the frankly inexpensive small machines - this of its kind reconnaissance in force, that requires the significant volumes of sales and respectively expenditures for the organization of dilerskoy network.

The cargo platform marry convenient handrails -relingi, by which it is possible to find many versions of the application



However, persistent Chinese dug out the accurate, small, but growing niche of our market, which recently developed only dealers Mitsubishi and Mazda, and also Ford, that was joined to them in this year. This is the niche of all-wheel-drive pick-ups with the pyatimestnoy four-door cab (Double Cab). Similar automobiles are popular only in North America, where occupy about 20% of market.

American style
For the Americans, in majority its of those living, however it is strange, out of the megapolises and having on two and more than automobile in the family, pick-up - important help in the housework, but, perhaps, an even more important intransient mode on them. A little exaggerating, it is possible to say that good half of the citizens OF THE USA without this machine or, at the worst, without the jeep it feels itself so uncomfortably as without three-four pairs of jeans in the cloakroom.


To the selection of surfacing materials it was necessary to relate more simply - to what these pseudo-wooden inserts and the velour upholstering of the seats of pick-up?



In Japan or in Europe, where major portion of the population lives in the cities, are absent both the practical and emotional prerequisites of the acquisition of pick-ups. In this respect we even are nearer to the states than to Europe. And they would buy them in Russia more active than in old world, if mean wage was equal at least to half of West European. But nevertheless niche for the pick-ups on the Russian market for new foreign-produced brands exists, and, moreover, it steadily is enlarged, the rates anticipating an increase in the market as a whole. If 1998- m were sold 93 pick-ups, then for three quarters of this year already 657. Certainly, numbers are small, but they can indicate both the small demand and limitedness of proposal. As far as demand is concerned, here definitely is a prospect for increase, if we consider pick-up as less expensive and more capacious alternative to jeeps.
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Old 04-11-2006, 03:58 AM   #2
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First whether the ceiling light shades of passenger mirror are not calculated for the long "bride-shows", then lamps are too powerful...



It seems that the Russian buyers of these auto- precisely so relate to their acquisition, since practically all imported pick-ups, sold, are equipped with "dual" cab and drive of yakhya. As far as proposal is concerned, "Mitsubishi" with model L 200 in effect he is the monopolist of our market, having of about 80% of sales in the sector of pick-ups and being inferior almost all remained 20% Mazda B 2500. Well as with similar poverty of selection not to get involved in into the sluggish brawl between them, that pache if new goods will be characterized by any special merits (for example, by price) in comparison with, in general, similar Mitsubishi and Mazda. This national merit of characteristic deficiencies does not generate, we, as far as possible, and let us try to explain in this test.



Practical image

On the control panel of microclimate is inconvenient only the thermoregulator. Then there is a separate button of the start of the rear heater

Requirements for the appearance of pick-ups are far from so strict as to the passenger automobiles or even to the traditional extra-roads builder. Aesthetical disagreement is placed in the very formula of pick-up with the dual cab: four-door polugruzovik-poludzhip. Among entire variety of American and Japanese analogs it is difficult to isolate both separately attractive and frankly deformed "individuals". Admiral, created on the means and similarity Toyota Hi Lux, is not worse and not better than the majority of competitors. Just as they, ensure to owner characteristic "man" image even more clearly than many jeeps. By the way, woman after the control of large valuable extra-road builder it is far from rarity in modern Russia, but did meet you I will give, that control pick-up? Hardly. "odezhka" is rather rough for the fair sex, and here for the real peasant - time itself, so it seems that it recently unloaded the obtained on the hunting block.
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Old 04-11-2006, 03:58 AM   #3
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Degree of the importance

The catch of the back of the rear seat will be unblocked with this here strap.

Interior Admiral, just as in competitors, you will not name refined, but this is one of the influential articles of savings, which determines the low retail price of any pick-up in the final analysis, to say nothing of Chinese. By the architecture of the internal decoration Admiral clearly resembles its prototype Toyota Hi Lux, and a whole series of passenger automobiles 10 - 15- summer remoteness. Materials continuously rigid with the rather rough invoice, and the attempt to revive interior by the panel under the tree, which borders the instrument panel, only strengthens the impression of the primitiveness of formulation. It is difficult to find the more unsuccessful imitation of tree.

after it are placed jack plus different regular and additional tools



Well and finally by the quality of trimming and jointing of the details of internal finishing Chinese pick-up resembles domestic passenger automobiles, having temporarily outdistanced the best of them. Sounds not vdokhnovlyayushche, but here should be made the reservation: and is to what extent important the "race" of surfacing materials and the accuracy of their trimming to the buyer of the pick-up, which does acquire it not for "pumping of image", but actually for practical purposes? Probably, not very.

Is high low-



This joystick is provided for the adjustment of the steering column, but in our case servodrive for some reason did not work

Ergonomics of the driver place of the hero of this test is unique as, however, and the majority of pick-ups. Can be begun from the fact that the floor of passenger cabin is located very highly relative to the earth (charm of frame construction of body), and rapidly to be taken away into the automobile, only with the aid of the regular step. After scrambling into the salon, you encounter with the following: front seats, however, and rear, are placed by very low- relative to floor. And here already "total" savings begins to irritate. The absence of the high-altitude tuning of the seat of driver, just as the adjustment of the steering column (which is interesting, on "our" automobile there was the corresponding joystick, but servodrive for some reasons it did not act), many it will force to udovol'stvovat'sya altogether only by an compromise in the landing after the control. Add to this the unsuccessfully profiled back, which leaves without the support the upper part of the back of higher than the level of blades, and it becomes clear: with purchase Admiral it is necessary as the minimum thoroughly to be fitted to the landing after the control and to explain the degree of the correspondence of your "geometry" what proposes automobile, after estimating also, how for long you you plan continuously to be located "in the saddle".
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Capacity of the second row of seats not distributing - result of the assembly compromise



Against the background of this such surprises, as large effort on the handle of temperature control in the salon and its neinformativnost', seem by amusing pustyachkami. There are shortages, also, in the organization of microclimate - the glass very slowly moisten in the damp weather, in what, in our opinion, the badly organized drawing of air from the salon is guilty. Ventilation lattice is located unsuccessfully: to the left after the back of the rear seat and the sufficiently low-, so that the flow of outgoing from the salon air on the idea of designers must be scolded narrow "pereulochkom" between the cab and body. He wants there to go neither of one's own accord in the motion nor on the coercion of fan. It is difficult to deceive physics - the competent modification of ventilation system is here necessary. But we to the period of test left the position, after opening slightly glass of rear doors, good glasss-hoist electrical.

The trade-off settlement



It is strange: in the space of place under the cowl it is full, and the tank of omyvatelya the simply microscopic

The rear seat of special comfort promises neither three nor two passengers, the reserve of space is small in all three measurements. But nevertheless this it is necessary to consider not as deficiency, but it is faster as the result of the compromise, because of which after the dual cab it was possible to place cargo area with size of one-and-a-half on one-and-a-half meter. This layout, for example, makes it possible five together to leave to the hunting and to return in the same composition, after bringing large output, while usual jeep it forces to select between the transport of hunters and output.
Under the cowling of our hero is established the benzine four-cylinder engine Toyota, produced with some changes in China. Motor section will contain larger power unit, in the near future the suppliers intend to import turbodizel'nye versions. However, let us return to the existing version. For the automobile with a total mass of 2,5 t, with the drive of yakhya, whose form it is clear not in the harmonies with aerodynamics, the engine with a working volume of 2,2 l and with a power of 101 l.s. malovat. With this motor Admiral with difficulty is supported the necessary high-speed regime at the hilly highway and it requires the increased economy during the accomplishment of outstrippings.
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From the front - smooth protection, razdatka barely come out, but rear axle housing is small, so that to catch unevenness separately by something, the main thing - not to collide with the large boulder

And nevertheless frank nonacceptance the dynamics of the acceleration of this pick-up does not cause even in the loaded state. The engine is not too noisy moreover, it manages without shrill or sharp notes, and its basovityy timbre, perhaps, even is pleasant. The motor is not too elastic on the hilly highway and it is therefore exacting to the selection of necessary transfer, but on the impassable road this problem easily is solved with the aid of the auxiliary transmission (reducing gear). On the geometric passability Chinese pick-up can yield to serious extra-roads builder only with low value of the angle of congress because of the biggish rear overhang - in general, the trifle, which it is easy to consider.



Spring rear suspension: a good bargain. Backup is fastened in the rear overhang. If it prevents you from overcoming serious gullies, can "move" it to the period into the body



We in abundance gambolled in the sandy quarry, confidently climbing through through the unsteady places, where even to be thrust they did not think on many far from parquet extra-roads builder. The primings of also special difficulties washed away by rains did not cause - in the sections, which could not be passed from the first attempt, it was desirable to wish to this machine perhaps that of tires by by more expressed "mud orientation". But and regular completely are sufficient for the moderate impassable road.

Successful combination
Any revelations from controllability Admiral we did not await - truck it is a truck, but the fact that the Chinese installed to it rack steering gear, still not about which he spoke.

For the success of the matter is required not only progressive aggregate, but also competent, if we do not say skillful, the agreement of its work with the kinematics of front suspension. But in this case result came out worthy of respect, especially if we consider strongly changing depending on the degree of load razvesovku along the axes and low hardness for twisting of frame construction. It is possible to consider the low informativeness of steering control only observation, and special praise deserves the sufficiently high accuracy, with which this "truck" follows the will of driver in the bond of complex turnings. Certainly, we do not compare it with BMW X5, VW Touareg, but with the majority of less expensive and complex by the construction jeeps Admiral it is completely capable to be contended in the controllability.
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Zheltoglazye chrome-plated housings of mirrors - small Chinese prime

However, for the achievements in this discipline for it it is necessary to pay with the smoothness of motion. Rigid energy-consuming suspension practically frees you from the breakdowns, at least in the empty state. One time, after forgetting about the gently sloping "recumbent policeman", we rushed by by his motion approximately to 60 km/h. Chinese pick-up swallowed this, without having choked. Then on the test route Admiral customary for us it helped to open the mass of the new defects of road surface, imperceptible on other automobiles. Admiral, as hunting dog, discovers the least unevennesses of road and joyfully reports about them to owner, only not by barking, but by weighty push into the "back".



Now almost everywhere glass into the apertures paste, however, if manual labor is inexpensive, then it is cheaper

I, it is necessary to say that this amusement can sufficiently rapidly tire. However, after loading body and after seating into the salon the pair- troika of passengers, moving along the same roads at the same rate as with empty car, you oshchushchayesh', that the smoothness of motion became by an order better. It is not surprising - a similar dependence of comfort on the degree of load is characteristic for the majority of pick-ups.

What in the priority?
As a result before us a complex compromise, by places successful, by places questionable. Ergonomics is sacrificed of cost, the comfort of salon suffered because of the dimensions of cargo area, but by the smoothness of motion paid off not only for the worthy controllability on the hard surface roads, but also for the confident overcoming impassable roads.



The major event: we for the first time tested the certified in Russia automobile, made in China. The importers have the serious approach: is organized the dilerskaya network, through which are sold in the present year of approximately 200 pick-ups Admiral

In a word, priorities arrange themselves, and we will add a little information on the prices. The pyatimestnyy all-wheel-drive pick-up Admiral, equipped with conditioner, parktronikom, by radio tape recorder and by light-alloy wheel disks, can be purchased in Moscow for $19 000. Sounds tempting - this "beast", also, on the price of family khetchbeka. From other side, Japanese alternative - the turbodizel'nye pick-ups Mitsubishi L 200 and Mazda B 2500 with the analogous equipment cost approximately to five thousand dollars more expensive. In our opinion, the difference in the price between "Chinese" and "Japanese" must be more, at least at first, until Admiral produces worthy reputation.

Chinese "small restaurant" was opened. For the first time auto-, brought from there, is advanced on sale in Russia. Like practically all their automobiles, this is product SP, in this case with the state.

Source: Avtorynok&.L
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