2023 Author: Erin Ralphs | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-20 18:31
UAZ "Hunter" refers to a number of all-wheel drive SUVs and is an improved version of the military 469th UAZ, the design of which was developed more than 30 years ago. According to the manufacturer, the Hunter, released in 2007, was built on a completely new platform, which made it possible to use a number of modern components and assemblies. Well, let's look at how successful the new UAZ Hunter turned out to be.
Owner feedback and design review
The appearance of the car was only partially redesigned. Basically, the modernization was aimed at converting the military UAZ into a city SUV. As a result, the main distinguishing feature of the novelty was its plastic bumper. According to motorists, the engineers of the Ulyanovsk Automobile Plant managed to combine the incompatible - somehow they planned to modernize it by attaching a plastic shock element to a military jeep. For the reasonthat a new element is often scratched when driving off-road and cracks at the slightest impact, many car owners simply remove it and install a power bumper (usually RIF brands) in place. UAZ just has to be with a steel bumper, otherwise its title of a fearless Russian SUV, which is subject to any obstacles, will disappear from the subconscious of our motorists.
UAZ "Hunter": body dimensions
It should be noted that the new model is not too different in size from its predecessor with a 30-year history. So, the length of the new SUV is 410 centimeters, the width is 201 centimeters, and the height is 202.5 centimeters. At the same time, the ground clearance is 210 millimeters, which makes it the absolute leader in cross-country ability among cars of this class.
UAZ "Hunter": reviews of the owners about the interior
Inside the changes are more noticeable than in the case of the exterior. The front panel has been completely redesigned. Almost everything has changed in it, even the location of the dashboard. It is not clear, of course, why it was necessary to place it in the center if the UAZ "Hunter" was not originally developed for export.
If we compare the interior design with that of the 469th UAZ, we can say with confidence that the interior got rid of its austerity and became much more comfortable and cozy. Although for modern times this design of details is clearly outdated and is in the interval between the 1980s and 1990s. Even the Nissan Terano, produced in 1986, did not have how modest and poor in terms ofinterior equipment. The steering wheel on the UAZ Hunter-409 SUV is still not adjustable. But the back of the driver's seat can be set at any angle of inclination, which allows the driver to adjust the seat to fit their anatomical features. By the way, the seat also has a longitudinal adjustment.
UAZ "Hunter": owner reviews about the cost
The minimum price for a new Hunter from an official UAZ dealer is about 479 thousand rubles. For an all-wheel drive SUV of this class, this is quite a reasonable price, although many still prefer buying used jeeps (usually made in Japan) aged 15-20 years.
UAZ "Hunter" - the reviews of the owners speak for themselves!