Numerically, it makes exactly 10 horses, which seems like a complete rip-off, especially considering that running on LPG will be a little better off financially. But performance is not everything, you also need to look at torque – and that’s another song. While the gas engine squeezes out 170 Nm, the petrol three-cylinder is capable of 200 Nm, and you can already tell the difference while driving.
Not so much with the smooth one, but as soon as you, for example, want to overtake or conquer a steep mountain road with a loaded suitcase a little more nimbly, the 30 Nm on top will really be felt. I was even surprised by how willingly the Joger settled on the speed limit on the highway and had no major problems conquering even longer highway hills without downshifting.
Of course, we are not talking about any extra dynamic car, but nobody wants that either. Even with new logos and slight facelift changes, the Jogger retains the essentials: plenty of space (mainly in the trunk, where the five-seater variant has over 1,800 liters of free space after the second row is folded down), simple operation and decent equipment at a relatively low price. Even with almost full equipment, it does not exceed half a million, and that is almost a miracle today.
There are also a few slightly unpleasant details that I already criticized in the pre-facelift version, especially the short seats, which will hurt long-legged drivers on long journeys, and the scratchy, rough fabric on the armrests, which is not very pleasant to the touch in the summer. Unfortunately, there was not even a longitudinally sliding second row of seats, which would solve the cramped space for the knees of the rear passengers. But I would probably want that too much in such a cheap car. Watch the video test for more insights from testing.