Meet the new, prettier Turan!
The old car in our market was underestimated for many reasons. First of all, the general decline in the popularity of minivans affected. Crossovers essentially ate up their market, and cars were sold (and are still being sold) only to avid fanatics of large family cars, without the hassle of four-wheel drive and high ground clearance.
The second reason was of course the high price. for 1.3-1.4 cars were offered as a whole in good equipment, but without any mules such as a rear-view camera or email. trunk drive, and the engine 1.4 140 hp. scared off many, although in fact the car is just great!
I would be just as skeptical about this model, if one day it was not required late at night to meet relatives from the Airport and take them to Tver, and then back to Moscow. Since three relatives flew in, and even with huge suitcases, in some magical way I managed to get Turan out of work for these purposes. I have never driven a minivan before, and this car radically changed my attitude towards this segment, and Turan in particular!
Accustomed to driving low and mostly passenger cars, in Turan I felt like driving a small (pocketbook, I would even say) bus. A large and far-away windshield, a low window line and a tall ceiling, and all this, combined with a bus landing at the wheel, created an indelible impression!
Although no, I'm lying! The back row left a really lasting impression! 3 full-fledged seats, adjustable both longitudinally and in the angle of inclination of the backrest, in conjunction with huge stained-glass windows on the side windows - here he is a real Turan! You can put at least three full-fledged child seats, and everyone will be comfortable.
And after all, with all this, there remains a very not frail trunk! However, on 7-seater cars, if all the places to expand the trunk, there is practically no left, but the transformation of the cabin is something that is sometimes so lacking in some kind of sedan …
And of course, I experienced the third shock from the driving performance of Turan! I did not think that such a healthy colossus, and even with such a frivolous 140 horsepower 1.4-liter engine, could somehow accelerate and drive. And he goes! Not even that it rides, but allows you to cheerfully accelerate and not feel restrained in the stream! Moreover, the Germans managed to adjust the suspension at the same time for the highest comfort, and at the same time somehow incredibly make the car so controllable that sometimes I forgot and thought that I was driving a golf course.
However, these are all my memories of the previous Turan, and the new one will be much better and more interesting, because this is essentially 7 golf. And the seventh golf course is, in my opinion, the best front-wheel drive representative of the golf class.
However, the new pricing automatically raises a huge question for all cars that are in mediocre demand in the Russian market, and Turan, unfortunately, belongs to such. According to my forecasts, a new body is unlikely in an adequate configuration will be cheaper than 1.5-1.7 million.
Are there any willing to pay a decent amount for such a car? Most likely not, because for this money the market will offer a whole lot of crossovers that are inferior to Turan in everything except clearance and four-wheel drive, and a crossover is a show-off, and show-off is more important than money than practicality.