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The brand, owned by Chinese truck manufacturer Sinotruk, will be represented by two crossovers – U70Pro and U75Plus. Both belong to the SUV-D segment, are equipped with three rows of seats and a classic automatic transmission. The younger one has a 1.5 turbo engine, the older one has a two-liter “four” with a capacity of 199 horsepower and 380 Nm of torque. Prices start from 2,099,900 rubles for the U70Pro and from 2,749,900 rubles for the U75Plus.

The Chinese brand VGV officially entered the Russian market and presented two debut models – the U70Pro and U75Plus crossovers. The presentation was a pure formality, since the specifications and other nuances became known back in April. The Belarusian Unison plant will produce VGV vehicles. The target audience for both crossovers is families with two or more children. And price is called a competitive advantage. Moreover, if in terms of size the U70Pro and U75Plus fall into the SUV-D segment, then in terms of cost they correspond to the SUV-B. In other words, you get a Skoda Kodiaq for the price of a Geely Coolray.

The VGV brand was created in 2019 by Sinotruk, the third largest truck manufacturer in China. The company is part of the Shandong Heavy Industry Group, which produces construction equipment, commercial vehicles, agricultural equipment, power plants and even yachts. The experience she gained was precisely what made it possible to launch a passenger line. The design of the cars was developed in Germany. The adaptation was carried out in Russia, with the active participation of the official distributor, the Motor Place company, formerly known as Honda Motor Rus.

Both VGV crossovers presented on the Russian market will have a seven-seater interior and fairly rich basic equipment. Under the hood of the younger U70Pro there is a one and a half liter turbo engine producing 143 horsepower and 207 Nm of torque. The gearbox is a six-speed hydromechanical automatic. Standard are heated steering wheel, front seats, windshield and washer nozzles, as well as a Bosch 9.3 ABS/ESP unit, as on top Cherys. Ground clearance – 200 millimeters. Price – from 2,099,900 rubles.

The older U75Plus looks more or less the same, but is very different in terms of technology. The engine is a two-liter, with output of 199 horsepower and 380 Nm of torque. Instead of a six-speed automatic, an eight-speed one is used. The crossover has a more rigid body and a rear multi-link suspension. It also has power steering with variable modes and four driving profiles: “Comfortable”, “Economical”, “Snowy”, “Sporty”. The top version of the U75Plus will have a panoramic roof, an expanded set of electronic assistants, a video recorder and all-round visibility. Such a car costs from 2,749,900 rubles.

VGV plans to become a world-class brand. By the end of 2024, 50 dealership centers of the brand will open in Russia. The geography is wide – from Kaliningrad to Krasnoyarsk. The start of sales is scheduled for mid-July. At this point, the distributor will have formed a spare parts warehouse, and rare parts will be delivered within 45 days. The warranty on VGV cars will be five years or 150 thousand kilometers.

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