The Italian auto industry is constantly in the shadowmore large competitors from Germany, England, America. However, the manufacturer of Fiat shows good sales figures, while the main brand of Italy is also popular on the world stage. Today we will talk about the popularizer of the L-Class - minivan Fiat Qubo.
General information about the model
The motor show in Geneva (2008) was the starting point for a round-the-world trip of a five-door "cube". Such a nickname the car got thanks to the specific body shape.
The minivan is built on a successful platform thatis suitable for multiple transformations. The manufacturer tried to impart the same qualities to the salon. As a result, the interior has turned out to be spacious, comfortable and multifunctional.
The baggage compartment is designed for 329 liters, and the totalLoad capacity of "compact" - 440 kg. The rear row of seats can be folded or removed altogether, which will expand the interior space at times. Fiat Qubo is able to carry items up to 2.5 meters in length!
Designers tried to glory: in front of us a noticeable, original appearance, which will definitely remain in your memory.
The front part of the car is presented in the form of a "bulging" bumper, large air intakes. Behind the driver is a "vertical wall", decorated with lights and a circle in the center.
The latest restyling made significant changes to the established design of the L-class minivan. The most obvious innovations are presented below:
- The new front bumper is organically beaten with the Qubo inscription centered.
- The model received a fundamentally new head optics.
- The rear "vertical wall" has remained in the past. The "stern" of the car became more original.
- Light alloy wheels are available as standard.
- Fiat Qubo pleased with a pair of color scales for the body - Magnetic Bronze and Azure Blue.
- In the interior there were also significantchanges. In addition to the new steering wheel and upholstery, the driver receives the Uconnect information and entertainment system. It supports all known communication / switching systems.
Motor range Fiat Qubo Family is presented ina 1.4-liter gasoline unit and a 1.3-liter turbodiesel. Power characteristics are 73 and 75 "horses", respectively. The diesel engine is qualitatively distinguished by the technology of direct injection, intercooler, electronic control of turbo-supercharging.
Fuel consumption in urban conditions is 5.7 liters, the average figure is 4.5 liters per hundred. Mixed mode gasoline fellow costs 7 liters, driving on the "stone jungle" burns 8.8 liters. The limiting power of the driving units is programmatically limited to 155 km / h. The compact auto corresponds to the ecological standard EURO 4. Fiat Qubo engines operate under the control of a 5-speed manual gearbox, the "automatic" one step higher.
Electrical safety systems are available thanks to ABS, ESC, EBD, HBA, braking force distributor.
The initial level (Pop) consists of front electric, electrically adjustable mirrors, multifunctional driver's seat, folding luggage compartment glass.
Average level of equipment (Lounge): the above are added air conditioning, Uconnect system, rims and fog lights.
Premium package (Trekking): the car is completed with cruise control, rails, protective pallets for bumpers. The suspension is strengthened, the system of regulation of the inter-wheel differential.
The initial price for the L-class minivan is about 890 thousand rubles, the maximum cost is slightly more than 1 180 thousand.
According to the majority of car owners, the "compact"deserves the invested money, and the design of the model is ideal for the "cube". Many celebrate their satisfaction with the functionality of the vehicle. To sum it up, it's worth noting that reviews of Fiat Qubo are evidence of the large credit of trust that cars use.