Peugeot 2008 and Opel Corsa have a “relative” in ChinaJune 21, 2019
This is a new model D53 from China, released by Dongfeng.
The CMP platform for the new sedan was developed jointly with the French concern PSA (the Chinese own its shares). Exactly on the same platform designed Peugeot 2008 and Opel Corsa. For the first time, the D53 was shown at the Shanghai Motor Show. However, the salon did not demonstrate: the doors were tightly “battened down”. Today, the interior is declassified.
The new model is positioned as a machine for young people: the sportiness of the cabin emphasizes the “trimmed” steering wheel from below. Also attracts the attention of the virtual instrument panel, multimedia with a large display and a small screen to control the air conditioning system. Gearshift is absent: instead of it – a washer.
In addition, the developers claim that the sedan will be equipped with adaptive cruise control and driver assistants. Among them, car parking, retention systems in the band, character recognition, automatic emergency braking and collision avoidance. In terms of dimensions, the D53 repeats the concept coupe Dongfeng eTT, shown last year. Model length is 4.66 m, wheelbase 2.68 m.
A new car will be equipped with a turbocharged engine of 1 or 1.5 liters. Officially, their capacity has not yet been disclosed, but according to local media, it will be 125 and 150 liters. with. Information about the type of transmission is not available. It is assumed that the model will be available in a hybrid and all-electric versions. In the Chinese market sedan appears no earlier than the fall of this year. There is no question about export yet.