Chinese car-making giant Chery has revealed its Europe-bound SUV to the Frankfurt motor show.
Called the Exceed TX, has joined the Tiggo Coupe Concept at the show, that shows the brand’s second European-focused model. The models are due in hybrid electric vehicles, plug-in hybrid (phev) or battery electric (EV).
Chery chief executive officer of Anning, Chen said: “by the middle of this year, we had sold 68 000 plug-in hybrids by the end of the year, we sold 80 000 powered by a battery or a plug-in hybrid,” he said. “Our plans show that we’re willing to be the main OEM, in which the market requires [with this tech], by 2025. The automobile market is changing, customers demand clean, connected and intelligent products.”
The two new Suvs will be the first of a family of models to be introduced on the European market. The models will be more rapid in the plug-in in the form. Chery claims the PHEV concept model can hit 62mph in 6secs and top speed of 124mph. He also quoted a fuel economy combined 157mpg, according to NEDC tests.
Chery said the battery can be charged to 80% in 30 minutes, to reach full charge from a domestic 220V power supply in four hours bold claims that would rank the next model of the SUV to the side of electric models from brands such as the Audi e-tron.
Chery characteristics typical SUV lines and a streamlined front, which is not different from that of the Land Rover Discovery. The interior is a high-mounted infotainment screen above climate control of the switchgear.
The cars are built on this Chery described as an “all-new, high-quality,” the platform, although the company doesn’t mean that the cars will be premium offerings to compete with the BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC or rivals to the more mass-market Suvs such as the Ford Kuga and Vauxhall Grandland X. safety in the event of a Collision is also highlighted that the standards of European manufacturers.
Backing up its bold claims for the transmission of the performance, Chery has revealed a list of European manufacturers, it has established a partnership with in order to produce the models. The key names include Bosch for infotainment (which is made up of a 10in touchscreen and 7.0 in the group of instruments), Continental Automotive for the electronic coupling of the architecture and the famous German engineering firm Benteler for the structure.
The markets selected for the not yet to brand name of the entry in Europe are not yet revealed, but Chery has announced that it will open European design and engineering of facilities specifically for the model.
Chery is one of China’s largest car producers. She has sold more than 700 000 cars in 2016, with 100 000 of those are exported to foreign countries. Chery exports accounted for nearly 30% of China’s total car exports last year.
The mark, if it occupies a mass-market position instead of a premium one, would be in direct competition with rival Chinese automaker Geely from Lynk & Co brand, which is located below of the Volvo and was acquired by Ford in 2010.
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