Today, I will bring you three real "second-tier" luxury mid-to-large cars, Lincoln Continental, Volvo V90 and Jaguar XF, to see if they are worth buying.
Retro American luxury inheritor: Lincoln Continental
For the Lincoln brand, I have never spared my own words of praise. For nothing else, it’s because my understanding of "luxury cars" since I was a child is definitely not a tiger-headed car, but the Lincoln City long and long, although it only costs tens of thousands now I can realize my childhood dream, but getting a card is a big problem.
Lincoln Continental is extremely important to Lincoln and even Ford. Born in 1939, it has been passed down for 80 years and has experienced ten generations of experience. It is a classic of American luxury cars.
Today’s 2019 Lincoln Continental, On the basis of the classics, many new ideas are naturally derived. Let’s talk about the appearance first. Although it is positioned as a luxury mid-to-large car and has a name like "Continent" which seems to be stable, the overall design is more partial to the coupe style, especially the five-unit LED shape. Quite fierce, the inner waistline can also bringNot a small visual impact.
The biggest highlight is under the side window The door switch handle integrated with the window trim at the edge, coupled with a mechanical unlocking method, unlocks with a click, which is very ceremonial.
Of course, next to the main driver’s door, B There is still a "Lincoln-style" password unlock button on the pillar. This configuration has been passed down on Lincoln models for a long time.Two words: "decent".
As for the interior part, not much to say, design description It's very simple: classic, or retro American luxury style is also OK, anyway, it means the same. However, the interior material is commendable. A large number of soft materials are quite kind, especially the presidential version of the top-fitting version. Believe me, it really feels like a "president".
Look at the power again, currently in line with The six standards are2.0T engine, maximum power of 241 horsepower, peak torque of 386 N·m, matching 6AT. The data is definitely not amazing, but it is always a stable choice, at least it is definitely enough for daily use.
If you don’t care about National Five and don’t care about money, then I am sure Recommend the 3.0T engine version, maximum power of 378 horsepower, peak torque of 570 N·m, the refreshing feeling of the big V6 with T, it will always look like it has plenty of stamina, and you will understand after trying it.
In terms of configuration, all Lincoln Continental models are equipped with reversing images, keyless entry & start, remote start, 12.3 inch LCD instrument + 8 inch middle Control screen, ANC active noise reduction, xenon headlights are more practical and everyone cares about the configuration, which is more in line with the luxury status. The only problem is that the lowest configuration has a sunroof, which makes me a little disappointed.
Look at the price at last, 2019 The manufacturer's guide price for this Lincoln Continental Sixth Edition (that is, the 2.0T version) is 36From RMB 80,800 to RMB 485,800,According to the reference price of dealers in the Shanghai area given by Autohome, the whole system has a discount of around RMB 30,000, which is considered quite a bargain.
But in fact, it seems that except for the interior is more retro The Lincoln Continental, which cannot be liked by everyone and other excellent ones, is not very good in actual sales performance. There has even been an "old news" that it will be discontinued. You know, This is a model that was only launched at the end of 2016. Models!
I personally think that the mainland was "delayed" by Lincoln's own market decisions. Someone previously jokingly said that Lincoln "woke up early in China and rushed to the late episode" , Is quite appropriate. As early as the 1980s, Lincoln had entered China, and the city and other models left a deep impression on everyone (such as me...), but in 2008, Lincoln suddenly Announced its withdrawal from the Chinese market, and when it was officially entered again, it became 2014. You know, that was a few years when luxury brands such as BBA officially took off in China! The monks who came late did not have water to drink, and they had a sense of brand identity. It is difficult to directly translate into actual sales, which is the real reason why Lincoln is now slightly second-tier among second-tier luxury brands.
Therefore, no matter how good the car is, it is illusory that it cannot be sold...
Nordic cold style Luxury spokesperson: Volvo V90
When it comes to second-tier luxury brands, Volvo is definitely an indispensable member, but my colleague Chacha has already written about his medium and large car S90, then I Just write about the V90, which is also a medium and large car.
Let’s talk about the appearance first. From the front, there is not much difference between Volvo V90 and S90, that is, the grille is replaced with a dot matrix.“Thor’s Hammer” headlights and other Volvo’s iconic family-style designs still remain. Of course, the side is completely different, after all, this is a genuine station wagon, the overall line is still relatively smooth, and does not use the popular big back.
The most eye-catching tail is naturally " The Viking Tomahawk" taillight is also one of Volvo's logo designs.
InteriorI still don't want to say much, I can only say that this is very Volvo, the Nordic nature is carried out indifferently. Oh yes, the knob-style ignition has a sense of ritual.
The most boasting aspect of station wagons is naturally the trunk. The volume of the V90 trunk is as high as 723L, The maximum volume after the rear row is down is 1526L. This data is still very scary and full of practicability!
In terms of power, the V90 is also equipped with a 2.0T engine, matching 8AT, with a maximum power of 254 horsepower and a peak torque of 350 N·m, which is not much different from the Lincoln Continental. Considering the status of a medium and large sedan, Also included in the scope of sufficient.
In terms of configuration, not only Lincoln’s standard configuration In terms of research, Volvo's famous driving assistance, panoramic sunroof, electric induction trunk, etc. are also standard equipment, of course, this is also high enough for the official guide price of the V90 (437,900-546,900) direct relation.
But to be reasonable, compared with the popularity in the European market, the station wagon in China has always been a niche among the niche, often There is an embarrassing situation where the models are applauded and not popular. Perhaps Volvo is also a little unsure. The V90 dealers guide price given by the car home is 399.99-49.99 million yuan. This is definitely possible, but the problem is... ...V90 still does not change the fact that station wagons are used as toys for the rich in China.
The legacy of British luxury: Jaguar XF
As a luxury brand that has been favored by the British royal family since its birth, Jaguar has encountered Waterloo in China (don’t tell me that Napoleon is French, I just want to Say!), poor sales, poor brand influence, so easy to sell a few units, and the reputation is not good, such a vicious circle, I don't know when it will be the first.
Next look at Jaguar’s medium and large car XFL, big mouth The article by TA uses TA as an example to illustrate the competitiveness of second-tier luxury brands. The all-aluminum body and richer configuration bring a certain price-performance bonus. The product strength is still possible, except for the previous word Chery. Disadvantages. Ok thenToday we will mainly talk about imported Jaguar XF Sportbrake, yes, it is still a station wagon.
The appearance will not be repeated , Basically continued the shape of the 2018 model, that is, the LED headlight set has made some fine adjustments.
For the interior, emmmm, still Jaguar style of.
In terms of power, the 3.0T mechanical increase The low-power version, equipped with high and low-power 2.0T turbocharged engines, the low-power version has a maximum power of 250 horsepower and a peak torque of 365 N·m, and the high-power version has a maximum power of 300 horsepower and peak torque. It is 400 N·m. Oh, the high-power version is still four-wheel drive, which is worthy of recognition.
In terms of configuration, Jaguar XF SporAll tbrake series come standard with luggage rack, panoramic sunroof, electric tailgate, rear air suspension, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, front seat heating, etc. It looks good, at least upgraded than the 2018 model A lot.
Generally speaking, it is still pretty good, maybe Occupy some of the XFL's lost positions. However, in fact, just as the XFL can never compare the sales of the Audi A6L, the XF Travel Edition cannot be compared with the imported A6 Travel Edition. After all, the 2019 XF Travel Edition is priced from 455,800 to 582,800 yuan (because there is no discount when it was just launched) , While the starting price of the A6 travel version is only 419,800 yuan, 3.0TIt's only 546,800 yuan, which is not a discount of nearly 100,000 dealers! This is not a level of battle at all...
Oh yes, Volvo V90 will also be a strong rival of Jaguar XF station wagon, who is going to make sense? !
As can be seen from these three medium and large cars from second-tier luxury brands, in fact the products are still quite powerful, at least they have their ownEach feature has its own advantages, but it is often limited by factors such as its own brand influence and positioning, which has become the hardest hit area for "appealing". However, I personally think that apart from the question of Jaguar’s word-of-mouth question, if you really recognize the concepts of Lincoln and Volvo, it is still worth starting. After all, niche is also a kind of feeling!