wind of change
doesn't belong to automobile plants dealing traditionally in four
wheel drive. Nevertheless in his history there came into existence
many interesting passenger cars driven by both axles. The first
swallow in the fiveties was Colorale (1951), Jeep CJ7 (1983),
today known as Wrangler, Renault 18 kombi 4x4 (1984), Renault
Nevada 4X4 (1988), Renault 21 Quadra (1989), Renault Espace Quadra
)1987), Safrane Biturbo Quadra (1993) and last not least JEEP
Cherokee (1992) - yes, You read well, this car belongs to the
Renault production too.
appears now with a quite new, orginal concept. A compact monospace
with constant four wheel drive. This units a light off-road car,
capable getting over easy field snares and a spacious family car together. Direct competitors will be Toyota RAV 4. Land
Cruiser Freelander and Honda CRV.
doesn't cover up the juncture with the stable colleague, the model
Scenic. Honeycombed structure of cooler grid on the front bonnet
and long headlights with dual optics are used on model RX4 too.
But there is a little difference : the headlights have a black
background to give the car a sports-like exterior. A car with four
wheel drive must have definite attributes : Scenic RX4 has a broad
protective frame, at some shades in colour of the body. Optically
seems the body front be broad thanks to a longer bumper and mud
guards made of composite materials. Design of the rear part is
remarcable different. The rear door with
hanger above is replaced by a door with hanger on the left.
The spare wheel moved from inside on the fifth door and is
protected by composite cover in the same colour as the body. The
interior keeps all the pleasant attributes : Cabin spaciousness,
modular adjustment of seats and optimally designed luggage room.
but in addition a sports look. The instrument board surface is
black in contrast to other elements, which are finished in nutmeg
main technical innovation depends on drive 4x4 with electronic
control of front wheels drive. The special gearbox "Twin
Output" was developed by Renault. The gearbox base is the
gearbox of Scenic model. Transmission system was developed by the
Austrian specialist Ster-Puch.
RX4 has a ground clearance by 120 mm higher than normal
Scenic and a great mobility of hangers. Is suitable for any road
surface and lighter field. The front axle is type McPherson,
complemented by elements, specially developed for off-road drive.
The rear axle was totally changed in that way, that all for this
car specific components are mounted on a frame, fastened on shock
absorbing pins. This way was the noisiness of the rear axle
substantially reduduced. 16 inches wheels with tyres 215/65/16
were developed specially for combined use of the car. Scenic RX4
will be available with a petrol two-litre-engine 16V with output
140 k or with Diesel-oil-engine 1,9dCi Common Rail with output 105
k. These engines ensure the RX4 model the standing of one of
strongest cars with four-wheel-drive on the market.
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