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