With a detour via Italy, the China pick-up finds its way onto the European market. The price of 24,180 euros plus taxes seems absolutely competitive.
In order to shed light on the origin of the Evo Cross 4, we have to go back a bit at this point. The Evo brand comes from Italy and is a sub-label of the Italian car manufacturer DR Automobiles. Behind DR is Massimo di Risio, who, together with the Chinese car manufacturer Chery, has been assembling cars for the European market and having them manufactured in China for over 15 years.,
Lots of space, simple technology
The Pick is brand new in the Evo range -up Evo Cross 4, which aims to compete against competitors such as the Toyota Hilux or the Ford Ranger. The 5.32 meter long, 1.83 meter wide and 1.82 meter high Evo Cross 4 is only available with a four-door double cab, which is followed by a 1.57 meter long and 1.57 meter wide loading area. The payload is 850 kilograms, the trailer load is two tons; The Italians put the wheelbase at 3,090 millimeters. The chassis technology corresponds to the classic pick-up configurations with coil springs and independent wheel suspension at the front and a rigid axle on leaf springs at the rear. 265/60 tires rotate on the 18-inch light-alloy rims. The only available engine is a two-liter four-cylinder turbo diesel that delivers 136 hp and 320 Nm of torque. It is combined with a manual six-speed gearbox that sends the drive torque to the rear wheels, and all-wheel drive with an additional reduction can be switched on. This means that the Evo Cross 4, which weighs just over two tons, can reach a maximum of 150 km/h. The WLTP consumption is 11 liters and 288 g/km CO2 in the data sheet. Of course, the diesel meets the obligatory Euro 6d standard. It is steered with hydraulic support, the stoppers rely on disc brakes all around.
Good equipment, low price
In the cockpit, the passengers can expect individual seats with a center armrest at the front and a continuous three-seater bench at the rear - all covered with artificial leather. The displays in the cockpit are analog, the standard infotainment system is operated via a 9-inch touchscreen. Smartphones can be integrated via Android Auto and Apple Carplay. Other amenities include all-round electric windows, central locking and electrically adjustable exterior mirrors.,
In addition to two front airbags, the safety equipment also includes ABS, ESP, hill start assist, traction and tire pressure monitoring. Evo gives a two-year warranty with unlimited kilometers. The basic price for the Evo Cross 4, which is currently only available in Italy, is 24,180 euros – plus taxes, as is usual for commercial vehicles. The four colors red, white, blue and black can be selected.,
Car manufacturer Evo from Italy is launching the Cross 4, a well-equipped pick-up at an attractive price. The roots of the 136 hp all-wheel drive lie in China. It is currently only available in Italy.