The new seven-seat MPV Dongfeng U-Tour is starting to be sold in the Czech Republic. Should the European Volkswagen Touran be afraid?
The Chinese automobile invasion of the Czech Republic continues in full swing. A new Chinese MPV is arriving in our region, which perhaps has no competition and offers an ideal compromise between great space, performance and price for attractive money. The official importer of the Dongfeng brand is launching the sale of a new seven-seater MPV called the U-Tour in our country these days, so all those interested in full-fledged family cars should definitely pay attention.
The new Dongfeng U-Tour is starting to be sold in our country with a rich basic equipment, thanks to which it has almost everything you could need in life. As standard, it is equipped with complete LED lighting, a panoramic roof, automatic air conditioning, infotainment with a 10.25″ touchscreen and audio with six speakers, a digital instrument panel or a reversing camera and a 360-degree view around the car.
For more comfortable travel, the U-Tour with a 2+2+3 seat configuration is equipped with heating and ventilation in the first two rows with electric control, and you can fold the third row flush with the trunk. A big attraction in this price category is the fact that the driver’s seat has massage functions. It is even possible to fold the front seats flat, creating a handy sleeping arrangement.
The basis of the Dongfeng U-Tour technology is a turbocharged 15-liter gasoline engine with the internal name 4A95TD with a maximum power of 130 kW and a torque of 285 Nm. It is combined with a single seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and front-wheel drive. Although the official technical parameters do not approximate the car’s acceleration, the maximum speed reaches 180 km/h. The claimed combined fuel consumption is 6.8 l/100 km in the WLTP cycle.
And if you can’t imagine how big the Dongfeng U-Tour is, let’s zoom in on it. The Chinese MPV has a length of 4850 millimeters, a width of 1900 millimeters, a height of 1715 millimeters and a wheelbase of 2900 millimeters. This ensures the ample spaciousness of the seven-seater cabin. And the curb weight is 1550 kilograms.
Potential competitors of the model could thus be the Volkswagen Sharan or the Seat Alhambra, if they were still on sale. Its closest rival is the Volkswagen Touran with a base price of CZK 831,900.
However, the new Dongfeng U-Tour is sold here at a more favorable price from CZK 814,990. In the official Czech price list, we can find five color configurations, while the optional metallic color is sold here for 16,490 CZK. The standard is an extended warranty of 2+1 year or 100,000 kilometers according to the specification.
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