Hybrid technologies, Chery is engaged in a long time, and in 2008, even released a batch of sedans Chery A5 ISG Hybrid (in Russia the model of the A5 known as Fora), in which between the engine and transmission has been embedded a small electric motor. All 50 cars were then sent to serve the Olympic games in Beijing. And now Chery has matured to serial production of the first plug-in hybrid based on the flagship sedan Arrizo 7. This sedan with the base engine 1.6 has been in the "fitting room" Autoreview and made a very good impression.
From the point of view of design and layout — nothing unusual. Under the hood has an engine 1.6 (126 HP) and CVT integrated electric motor with a nominal capacity of 34 HP (peak output — 75 HP). Behind the back sofa located lithium-ion traction battery with a capacity of 9.26 kWh that can be recharged from the usual outlets. Clean electric hybrid Chery Arrizo 7e able to travel up to 50 km With electric appendage sedan was heavier at 195 kg (curb weight — 1590 kg), but the acceleration time to "hundred" was reduced from 13.2 to 10.9, and the passport of the average fuel consumption from 8.2 to 5.9 l/100 km.
The debut of hybrid and timed the first microreaction model Arrizo 7. Changed the front bumper, radiator grille is now "floods" on the headlights, and fog, running and marker lights (including rear) now on the LEDs. In the cabin all the same.
In China, the refreshed Chery Arrizo 7 with conventional gasoline engines (the aspirated 1.6 or turboservice 1.5) is from 12 to 14.4 thousand dollars. Hybrid "from the factory" is much more expensive: a minimum of 27 thousand! But thanks to government incentives and subsidies for plug-in hybrids, the price can be reduced to 17 thousand, although it is a lot for Chery. But it's a start, and soon the hybrid version will appear in other models of the company — on the order of Chery Tiggo crossover 7.
P. S. And remember, only by changing their consumption — together we change the world! ©