We have grown accustomed to the rather monotonous “recipe”, in which cars are created with the prefix “Cross”, “X”, and so on: plastic kit on the perimeter, suspension a little higher and a little harder, maybe cut down the range of new motors and trim levels, modified interior trim. “XRAY Cross” also flavored quite unusual alterations. Let’s see what this gives him and his buyer…
The winner in the nomination “discovery of the year”
This machine I was very impressed even at the Moscow motor show in 2018, and not because she’s some very cool (competition with “Aurus” from the next room, she would not have taken), but because she gives more than you would expect. Even the eponymous concept 2016 had many “chips” serial “Cross”. For example, rear disc brakes, which “Xray Cross” received the second in the world on the platform of B0 after loaded the Brazilian Sandero RS.
Not in 2016, adjustable steering column on the flight (which is generally no more than one vehicle on this platform) along with his own heated. Even the instrument cluster has changed: it is inappropriate to display instead of the blue became black with white characters and got the scale on the coolant temperature, without, however, any temperature values (in the middle of normal, below – underheating, the above – overheating).
And, of course, “main dish” – a system Lada Ride Select, changing modes of electronics (normal, sand, snow, disable the stabilization system and sport mode). Sand, snow and the “ESC off” upon reaching 54 km/h switch to standard, but the “evil” mode will be used until it is deactivated.
Seats are very similar to themselves the sample 2016. After the chairs “civilian” variant, which for convenience is not far removed from “Logan”, the current perceived especially nice: the profile of the back will not force a couple of kilometres to frantically search for “Fastum gel”, and the arms laterally quite distinct.
And for the button of heating I want to say a special thank you! Prior to that, on any relative “Logan” they are not placed properly- the Central console (they were in the blind spot on the seat). Pressing them, though not particularly clearly, but the display in three degrees of heat are placed here, so that err does not work. By the way, heated windshield, for example, “Vesta”, also now include a separate button in the same row.
Planting even in the lower position of the seat remains a “crossover” feel. In addition to ease helps seats steering column adjustment on the flight, without which many would like to pull the wheel “for themselves”, and appeared centre armrest with Boxing can not hurt.
Since the XRAY was built on the basis of the not particularly spacious for rear passengers “Renault Sandero”, this family trait has not disappeared. Long vazovtsy was wondering how to add space… Remaking the body, of course, no one will, therefore, from the position left by sliding the lower part of the rear seat back on 25 mm back and making landing more upright. Sitting now almost as excellent at the Desk, but the leg room really was a bit more. Now it has become more and on the base “Exrea” with which “Cross” shared the rear seat.
The trunk remained intact. As before, if you remove the false floor in the middle sticking out of its metal bearing. But the transformation of the interior still more advanced: the backrest of the front passenger seat folds in the horizontal and allows you shamelessly carry long cargo.
Vehicle maximum version in addition to the heated steering includes a set of safety systems (ABS, ESC, assistant when you start up the mountain), fog lamps, which also have learned to highlight the turns, heating of all seats, electric and heated mirrors four electric Windows, multimedia system with navigation, six speakers and steering wheel controls, climate control, cruise control with speed limiter, 12V socket and USB, additional dome light for the rear passengers.
I thought that this change over? As it is not so! There is another technique. Rear disc brakes, of course, visible from the outside, but the rest… How do you like the new A-shaped L-shaped wishbone front suspension that is similar to the “westawski”? Or the steering rack with an electric and not electro-hydraulic amplifier? Or the new steering knuckles? The subframe was also modified.
The final design has not dare to call another ordinary sibling B0. By the way, as recently revealed, the car gaining a full four stars out of four in the crash test “auto review”. Apple rolled pretty far from the tree, and that’s where it came in the end, without driving impressions not defined.
Tandem engine is a 1.8 and five-speed manual transmission with a fairly short “cut” the transmission accelerates the car quite cheerfully. But it was predictable, but the steering is peculiar. At low speeds in the city turns the steering wheel so very eager to return to “zero” while on the road if you get on the road with a limit of 130 km/h and go unpunished under the ceiling limits, the Central position like lost, the wheel is very easy goes left-right. This is not backlash, it’s more like what the amp woke up and again started to “help”.
The car responds, that’s just the optimism is not added, because to catch the straight position is not so simple. In General, do not exceed 130 km/h, and you will be happy: Xray Cross will please stability and not even a particularly large rolls for a claimed ground clearance of 21.5 cm and even in bends thanks to the seat, especially not fall out.
Suspension in General is reminiscent of his former self. Smoothness is slightly inferior to the French-Romanian ancestor, the small bumps the car takes riders quite decent, but on the bigger bumps if to instinctively slow down their speed, start to shake, asking to go “all the money”. In this mode for better, for mercy did not ask for any suspension, nor passengers.
But here emerges another problem that, if the dominant gene is passed from “parent” to “offspring”, despite manipulation with the steering. This, of course, about the “direct translation” of the road profile on the wheel. Those who previously went on “Logan” and his family, not in the least surprised and might even say is not as detailed the transfer of relief, but after many other machines, it may be a surprise.
The outside of the asphalt understand that, although there is no all-wheel drive, the prefix “Cross” car deserved. Despite adding several modes of operation of the electronics, the standard is also reconfigured, and in the onslaught on nature is felt. Posted wheel without much delay was privativas brakes, and the car steadily crept on due to the fact that a better latch.
Unfortunately, during the test failed to catch the rainy weather and, consequently, the limp primer, but this behavior suggests that he can more than a normal passenger car. Oh, in the “West” would this system along with the settings.
What do we have besides a body kit and increased ground clearance? Improved front seats, an adequate layout of the buttons their heating, steering column adjustment on the flight, center armrest with box, rear disc brakes, revised suspension and steering, retuned electronics and system Lada Ride Select, heated steering wheel, rear seats, sockets and additional lighting for rear passengers (some things depend on configuration).
It’s all well and good, but still puzzling some moments. Why, for example, at a hefty dash display, even after updating it is only for one output parameter of the onboard computer, which shall also include total and daily counters of the run? In other words, derived, for example, mileage and fuel consumption together is impossible. Or why it is so strange organized management “music” on the steering wheel?
Physical volume buttons there are on the “multimedica”, and on the steering wheel, but switching tracks… not at all. And there and there. Kindly poke in the display distracted from the road. It is clear that “Logan” on the control panel of the buttons, but in this car, much modified for the better, why not make another small step? But the control on the steering wheel, not him, though, thank you for this.
Whether there was “XRAY Cross” is perfect? Of course not. Better than the original? Of course, Yes. Despite the fact that the difference between the same models Luxe Prestige “civil” and “all terrain” option is a solid 96 thousand rubles (817 913 900 and 900 rubles, respectively, in the prices on a minimum version of 609 900 754 900 rubles), it is taken not only for the kit. In the “Cross” is a much more interesting machine. It’s no wonder people increasingly hear the view that it is this “Exray” and should have been from the beginning – not by chance the version “Cross” choose four out of ten buyers of the model.