At launch, the GV70 is available with either a 2.5-liter turbocharged petrol or a 2.2-liter diesel, both of which have four cylinders. We’re testing the latter, which will officially come back up to 40 mpg while emitting 189 g / km of CO2. It is silent at idle and then starts again smoothly and easily.
Indeed, the diesel GV70 ugly rather well. The engine is very quiet and moves forward without much disturbance, with the eight-speed automatic transmission shifting smoothly. There’s an old-fashioned ‘auto-hold’ button and steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, but if you take over it just reverts to Drive after a few seconds without you intervening.
Under more power, the box goes down a few gears and still hums easily. This is a 2010 kg car that produces 207 hp and 325 lb-ft for a time of less than 8.0 seconds from 0 to 62 mph, although this type of acceleration is not the goal of diesels; the GV70 tends to shift to the right gear at the right time for easy, quiet performance.
Likewise the journey – mainly. It is controlled, with an underlying firmness and a good grip on the body above the ridges. You notice ripples on the surface: there is nothing as harsh as the noise present, but, like when you walk on those patterned paving stones by the side of a road, you know there is something below you.
That said, the wheel control is also good. On bad surfaces, with different entrances left and right, it resists head shots; and when cornering, accelerating or braking, the body roll is moderate and the front and rear pitch is really well resisted. The steering is more heavily weighted than the class average, so it feels more Mercedes than Audi. There is a long hood, with visible edges that help you position the car.
You can also feel that this is a platform dominated from the rear. The steering gains little weight or feel as you come out of corners, but the extra weight it takes on is smooth, linear, and uncorrupted, and you don’t feel like it’s hampered by torque.
Overall, the GV70 is solid and heavy. Despite the fairly low feel and the bias of the rear-wheel drive, nothing cries out for agility. But hey, he weighs two tons.
It’s a curious car. It drives more like a Mercedes SUV, but honestly it’s unlike anything else in its class. And it is very quiet. Wind and road noise compete to be the loudest thing you hear at highway speeds, but both are quiet, and in fact, you probably only notice the hum of the wind because the roar of the wind. road is so well isolated.
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This notice was published: 2021-08-30 23:01:24