The new sedan replaces the sale in Russia since 2011 and everything points to the Solaris version is based on the Chinese Hyundai Verna, revealed at Chengdu Motor Show last September. However, the style has been adjusted for the better.
The size or shape of this car is nothing new. However, we like the new style of Elantra grille and daytime running LED lights on the bottom of the reflectors. Similarly, the chrome for the fog lamps and door chrome handles add a touch of class. For a budget car, slim LED flashers integrated in the mirrors are also a nice touch.
The new saloon is three centimeters long and wide than its predecessor, which measures 4405 mm from bumper to bumper and from side to side 1,729 mm. He gained a wheelbase of 2,600 mm, and 52% of it is constructed of high strength steel.
Like its predecessor, the new Solaris continues to be powered by conventional engines. You can choose the 1.4-liter base with 100 horsepower, in this case, the rear brakes will be drums or a 1.6-liter Gasser with 123 horsepower and rear discs. In both cases, optional automatic transmission boxes can be configured.
Prices are expected to be manifested by the end of February 2017, when Solaris will be on sale. The production takes place at the same plant in St. Petersburg, where the next generation of Kia Rio was established, the two sedans share a platform.
The Solaris base will be equipped with only two airbags, ESP and front electric windows. Further versions add side airbags, air conditioning, an entertainment system with navigation, a keyless entry system, rear view camera, 12V sockets, heated seats and heated windscreen. It is still unclear whether this information system and Android Auto Entertainment, but should.
The Russian-made Solaris will be exported as an accent identification plate to regional markets such as Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Ukraine, Egypt, Lebanon and Tunisia.