A smooth and luxurious drive

Lyna Mohammad

Wuling launched its latest Cortez series recently introduced by Premier Motor Co Sdn Bhd as Wuling Motors’ sole authorised distributor for Brunei Darussalam.

Carrying the tagline ‘The New Advanced MPV’, the seven-seater Cortez CT is the latest variant of MPV under the Wuling flagship.

The Cortez CT not only comes with a spacious new interior but also with a range of complete features and is ready to provide a new experience driving an MPV car.

Wuling provided this medium MPV with a 1,500cc inline four-cylinder delivering maximum power of 140HP and 250 Nm of torque delivered to the front wheels.

The performance of the Cortez is maximised with the fitting of a continuous variable transmission (CVT) gearbox, produced by renowned German producer, BOSCH.

The new exterior of the Wuling Cortez CT features a different look from the previous variant. The face of Cortez CT is recognisable by a new modern grille design.

The new seven-seater Cortez CT. PHOTOS: LYNA MOHAMAD & WULING MOTORS
The interior features advanced Entertainment System with navigation on an eight-inch Head-up Display

It also has LED headlamps with autolamp, which light up bright white presenting a dashing impression.

The 16-inch two-tone alloy wheels give the MPV a more sportier look, while at the back the car sports an emblem that reads ‘Turbo’ with a red background. This emblem explains that the Cortez CT is equipped with a turbo engine giving a more pleasant driving sensation.

Stepping into the widely designed cabin, one will be drawn into enough space in each row to provide comfort, both for passengers and drivers.

The spacious captain seats in the mid rows give additional comfort and easier access to the third-row seats, which welcome you along with the elegant new ambient light, creating a luxurious and illuminated atmosphere in the cabin.

The cabin’s various leading features also complement the Cortez, such as the push start button, keyless entry and also emergency stop signal for extra safety along with other attributes including the electric front seat adjuster, electric sunroof, rear parking camera, parking sensors and USB charging on every row for passenger’s convenience.

The advanced Entertainment System with navigation gives you the best entertainment through an eight-inch Head-up Display.

Mirrorlink is also available, enabling the driver to mirror their smartphones on the eight inch colour touchscreen.

The dashboard layout comes with a new softer wood panel interior design, while the console also uses a glossy motif, and the steering wheel is covered in leather.

The Cortez is also big on safety with the availability of features such as the traction control system and electronic stability control (ESC) to assist the driver with better handling of the vehicle and minimise risks of understeering and oversteering.

The ESC uses speed sensors on each wheel and the ability to brake individual wheels that are the basis of anti-lock brakes, where it automatically brakes the appropriate wheel to help the driver maintain control and reduce the power on individual wheels if needed, to maintain vehicle stability.

It also has a control unit that monitors steering wheel angle and vehicle rotation around the vehicle’s vertical axis.

Adding on to the assurance of security and safety are features like hill hold control (HHC), tire pressure monitoring dystem, sutomatic vehicle holding, electric parking brake, ABS, EBD as well as front and side airbags of the driver and passengers.

The HHC makes moving off on hills easy. It records and stores the brake pressure, holds the car stationary on a slope and enables moving off without using the hand brake and rolling backwards is prevented for about two seconds after the brake has been released.

Five choices of colour are available to choose from – Pristine White, Dazzling Silver, Aurora Silver, Starry Black and Burgundy Red.