One of China’s leading automakers, Chery is hitting the European market hard with the introduction of a new Compact SUV, the first model for Europe, at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. The all new compact SUV, which makes its global debut in pre-production form, will lead a line-up of new Chery models within the next few years.
The range of Chery concept and production models on display in Frankfurt highlights the Chinese brand’s progressive ‘Life In Motion’ design philosophy that will define its future products for global markets.
The new compact SUV is the first in a family of models that Chery intends to sell in European markets across multiple segments. The all-new, high quality platform has been specifically developed for the new model line and its technologies have been developed in partnership with the world’s leading suppliers.
In looks, the distinctive form of the new compact SUV flows from Chery’s progressive ‘Life In Motion’ design philosophy, developed by Chief Designer, James Hope.
The new compact SUV range will be powered by a selection of electrified powertrains, including hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (P-HEVs) and battery electric vehicles (BEVs). All Chery models will include state-of-the-art connectivity and convenience features, advanced safety ystems and autonomous driving capabilities.
In addition to the new SUV, Chery also presents its Tiggo Coupé Concept SUV, alongside the TIGGO 5x and TIGGO 7 models, two of Chery’s latest models for its existing international markets.
The Tiggo Coupé Concept is an SUV with coupe-like design, at the forefront of Chery’s future-oriented brand vision. As with the debut model, the stand-out design of the Tiggo Coupé Concept is testimony to the brand’s ‘Life In Motion’ philosophy and its commitment to delivering high quality products. Many of the feature lines are inspired by nature and incorporate ‘hydrodynamic surfacing’ characteristics, which convey the pure, aesthetic quality of running water. The muscular and purposeful stance exudes confidence,
The coupe-like design sits on a new modular architecture and incorporates advanced technology, including a multifunctional interactive steering wheel that can be folded and used as a game controller to play video games in autonomous driving mode
Reflecting Chery’s focus on developing advanced alternative-fuel powertrains the Tiggo Coupé Concept uses a 120 kW E-motor combined with a Lithium-Ion battery pack. It can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in seven seconds, has a maximum speed of more than 200 km/h and delivers a driving range of up to 500 km.
Chery’s latest models for existing international markets, TIGGO 5x and TIGGO 7, also make an appearance in Frankfurt. .
In addition to the futuristic and forward-looking design, both the TIGGO 5x and TIGGO 7 models also offer a dynamic yet simple interior. As is the hallmark of new Chery models, occupants also benefit from smart connectivity and convenience features, and the highest levels of intelligent safety protection.
The TIGGO 5x is the most recent TIGGO model and, as with the new model for Europe, features Chery’s new progressive ‘Life In Motion’ design language. The hydrodynamic lines of the TIGGO 7 are inspired by the international award-winning design of the TX Concept.
The new Chery compact SUV and line-up will be presented during the Frankfurt Motor show press conference on 12 September .