Urban SUV with a Plug-in Hybrid drive from China
Frankfurt, 14. September 2017
Also, the Chinese car manufacturer Chery presented at the auto trade fair, the IAA (14. - 24. September 2017). A whole range of SUVs with electrified drives is planned for Europe. The cars are supposed to start under the brand Chery with the additional designation of Exeed. The first Chery model for Europe, Exeed TX, a compact SUV for young city dwellers. The car is available as a Pre-production vehicle in Frankfurt.
As a Hybrid, Plug-in and electric car
The TX should be offered as a hybrid vehicle, a Plug-in Hybrid and pure electric car. The beginning of the Plug-in Version. It combines a 150-horsepower 1.5-Liter gasoline engine with 85 kW (116 PS) electric motor. A seven-speed gearbox transmits power to all four wheels. The Tempo-100-Sprint to the car in 6.0 seconds, the peak is reached at 200 km/h. In pure electric mode, the Exeed TX is up to 120 km/h, the range is very remarkable 70 kilometers. This Lithium-Nickel-Cobalt-manganese-batteries (Li-NMC). When quick-charging should be achieved after 30 minutes of 80 percent. If you use a normal household socket, a full charge takes four hours.
A number of European partners
The dimensions of the Exeed TX Chery. However, it is based on a vehicle platform with the name M3X, which was developed together with the Austrian-German mechanical engineering company, Benteler. The chassis is based on the front on a McPherson axle, at the rear a multi-link axle. The all-wheel drive, the special helped companies Dana and BorgWarner, while the six-speed manual and seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox sourced from Getrag. Valeo, the clutch and various assistance systems. Also, Continental, Hella and other well-known suppliers contributed their mite.
A lot of technology on Board
For light LED headlights and rear lights. Inside, there is colored ambient light. A 10,0-inch touch screen in the center provides access to the infotainment system and other settings. Also the Navigation with real-time traffic jam information using this screen. A Smartphone connection, voice control, a built-in WiFi network, and an E-Call emergency service is intended to be a series. Among the other technology elements of a Keyless start system, a 360-degree camera system, a Parking assistant. The safety equipment includes an anti-collision system, a lane departure warning and a blind spot warning system. So, the car received a Five-star result in the ChinaNCAP crash test.(sl)