Chinese manufacturer Chery says it intends to introduce both all-electric and plug-in hybrid cars into Europe from 2019.

At the recent Frankfurt Motor Show, the company unveiled the Exeed TX model, which will be offered in plug-in hybrid version, complete with a 12 kWh battery.

The car was designed by Canadian James Hope, a former Ford designer.

On the stage we also saw a pure electric Tiggo Coupe Concept (video above), which seemed like a pretty nifty offerings.

According to the Chery CEO Anning Chen, the company's entire European lineup will be electrified (from hybrid, through plug-in hybrids to all-electric).

Chery Exeed TX PHEV specs:

  • a 1.5-liter gas engine with 147 horsepower (110 kilowatts) and a 114-hp (85-kW) electric motor, paired to a seven-speed automatic gearbox and an intelligent all-wheel drive
  • 0-60 mph in 6 seconds
  • 12 kWh battery
  • up to 43 miles (69 km) of all-electric range (NEDC)
  • top speed of 124 miles (200 km/h)
  • weight of around 1,700 kg
source: Autocar