Raum of first generation, appearing in May 1997, was a model that in earnest labored for practicality. Being a compact car, he was equipped by bilateral sliding doors, postern opened sideways etc. In 2003 he was first exposed to the complete changing of model. For this time he remains a practical car also, but it is said that «strengthening of kindness became the main theme of his development to the man and Earth».
As a lure a phrase is used «universal design», and as an aim, aspiring is proclaimed to the comfortable and pleasant design always and for all, regardless of sphere and terms of application, age and physical possibilities.
Exterior and interior
Even the cars of the practical setting have original style, as at the model of Fiat Multipla, and the look of Raum even in this new model remains \"serious\". The same as in a previous model, behind on both parties sliding doors are set, and a postern is opened sideways.
Such form turned out because for more comfortable use of pen set on height of a 920 mm from earth, dropped the lower line of windows round them and provided a good review. Style of original appearance does not render especially strong influence, but gives the impression of friendliness and simplicity.
A universal design is plugged in an interior everywhere. Features it is been the steering wheel of elliptic form, diminished on a 20 mm from above and from below, and also control and measuring system, containing devices and alarm bulbs in that the special attention is spared to evidentness and logic of indication. However conception of universality, in itself, quite not is new.
Much more in the new model of Raum it would be desirable to estimate the careful finishing of shallow details and aspiring to simplicity in the use. For example, at getting up of seats the reverse of pillows appears before eyes, and they are carefully covered by a plastic. Plastic details allowing to save position of loop cuttings-in even, to avoid such situation, when the beckets drawn out during setting of seats crushed and fingers pass hardly.
As possible to understand from the method of management seats, in a present situation for all knots and details the method of «instructions on exploitation and warning stickers» is still used.
But if send on to such little things, then would be more kind, if position of levers was specified as a «symbolic indication» clear at first blush.
It seems that motion is fully acceptable. Descriptions of 1.5-with a capacity of one the liter engine in combination with a smooth 4-speed automatic transmission seem sharp-cut and acceleration outside are produced very mightily. At that rate, a height toward high-rate is fully justified. Noise and vibration able restrain temper. In respect of comfort at motion, then he is sufficient at one 14-inch tires, and it seems, that they can be standard set on all modifications.