Chinese car-making giant Chery has unveiled its Europe-bound SUV in concept form at the Frankfurt motor show.
Calls for tiggo CoupÃ© Concept, previews the production car that should be in hybrid-electric, plug-in hybrid (PHEVS) or battery electric (EV) of the forms.
It will be the first of a family of models to be introduced in the European market. Going to be the fastest in the plug-in form. Chery says that the PHEV model can hit 62 mph in 6secs and has a maximum speed of 124mph. He also quotes a combined fuel 157mpg, according to the NEDC test.
Chery said that the battery will charge to 80% in 30 minutes and reach full charge from a domestic 220V supply in four hours, daring assertions that would be the next SUV of the model along with the electrical models established marques such as the Audi e-tron.
The Chery model mixtures typical SUV lines and a streamlined front that is not different from that of the Land Rover Discovery. The interior gets a high-mounted information display and entertainment on the climate control of the cell.
The car is built in what Chery described as an “all-new, high-quality” of the platform, although the company does not say if it is going to be a premium offering that competes with the BMW X3 and Mercedes-Benz GLC or a rival to the more mass-market Suvs such as the Ford Kuga and Vauxhall Grandland X. crash safety is also highlighted as the standards of the European manufacturers.
Backed up their bold claims for the transmission of performance, Chery has revealed a list of European manufacturers has teamed up to produce the model. The names of the keys, which include Bosch for infotainment (which is made up of a 10in touchscreen and 7.0 in the box of instruments), Continental Automotive for the car electronics architecture and renowned German engineering firm Benteler for the car of the structure.
The selected markets for which there is as yet without a name, which marks the entry into Europe have yet to be revealed, but Chery has announced that it will open European engineering and design facilities specific to the model.
Chery is one of China’s largest producers of cars. It sold more than 700,000 cars in 2016, with 100,000 of those exported internationally. Chery exports of almost 30% of China’s total car exports last year.
The brand, if you are dealing with a mass-market position instead of a premium, would be in direct competition with rival Chinese car manufacturer Geely from Lynk & Co brand, which is located under the Volvo and was acquired from Ford in 2010.
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