Chery Exeed TX the first Chinese SUV ready for Europe
By: Fedora Atjeh | September 14, 2017
The landing of the big Chinese manufacturers in the demanding European automobile market has been for many years now imminent. Chery, the giant of the Asian country, announced five years ago the launch in Europe of its brand Qoros, but during this time the waters have been quite calm. Until now.
In this edition of the Frankfurt Motor Show, however, Chery has presented a todocamino that is already ready for the assault on the old continent. It's called Exeed TX and, as it could not be otherwise, it's a model specifically aimed at a booming segment, that of SUVs.
The first Chery model to arrive in Europe will be under the brand name Exeed and is called TX. It is a todocamino that mixes features of known models (something of Kia, something of Range Rover) and adopts the formula of Hyundai and its Ioniq. That is to say, it will offer three variants of electrified propulsion under the same body: hybrid, plug-in hybrid and pure electric
The Chinese manufacturer says that these new models, which are not yet ready for production (but almost), are designed for the European customer and their requirements - and indeed the interior of the TX looks good, with Bosch multimedia system and screen 10-inch touch screen.
The first data suggests that the model will appear in Europe as a plug-in hybrid, in the first instance, combining a 1.5-liter 150 hp, a 115 hp electric motor and a seven-speed Getrag automatic transmission. It will offer total traction, although we do not know if in all its variants.
This plug-in promises quite good performance, with 0 to 100 km / h in six seconds and a top speed of 200 km / h. They also announce an electric range of up to 70 kilometers, an approved consumption of 1.8 liters per hundred kilometers (we know what happens with the approvals of the plug-ins ...) and recharge of 80% of the battery in 30 minutes in a fast charger, or in four hours in a household outlet.