The 1.6T is reasonably powerful, but obviously plays second fiddle to the 2.0T model that is further up the range. The 1.6T power stats are quite reasonable at 132kW/5800 rpm total power at 230 Nm/2200 rpm which translates to 179bhp, the 2.0T model is good for 220bhp.
The only downside to the 1.6T version is its high price tag at just shy of 200,000rmb (199,999rmb to be exact) it’s hardly the cheapest model, especially as the naturally aspirated 2.0l model is priced from 179,999rmb to 199,999rmb.
Although the power is certainly there for the 1.6T (similar power to the 2.4L model) will consumers opt for the 1.6T and pay less sales tax than the 2.0l and 2.4l models? Only time will tell when the third and fourth quarter sales statistics are revealed.