Chery has officially unveiled the eQ5 electric SUV, developed by the green division New Energy. It is reported that the novelty is a completely original model, that is, the crossover has no analogues with an internal combustion engine.
For the design of Chery eQ5, specialists from the Italian studio Pininfarina were responsible. Thanks to their efforts, the model received several unique solutions for the Chinese brand at once. Outside, the SUV is notable for its stylish two-story optics, equally spectacular wheels with a Y-shaped spoke design, sculpted sidewalls, as well as a tightly knocked stern with narrow lanterns combined with each other.
The interior of the electric car is made in a modern style for the Chinese brand with a pair of 12.3-inch displays located on the front panel. Thanks to the electromobile layout, the cabin has an absolutely flat floor, while the panoramic roof and the front seats with electric drive, heating and ventilation are designed to please passengers.
It is reported that Chery eQ5 2021 is built on the original modular LFS platform, the name of which is an acronym and stands for “Lightweigh Frame Structure”. This “cart” was developed by the Chinese specifically for electric cars. It is characterized by basic rear-wheel drive and a fully independent suspension, where MacPherson struts are installed in the front, and a multi-link in the rear.
Aluminum is actively involved in the design of the chassis, plus the developers report that the body is also made of winged metal here. Although it is possible that we are talking only about the outer panels. The eQ5 has an overall length of 4,630, a wheelbase of 2,830, a width of 1,910, and a height of 1,655.
In front of the SUV there is a cargo compartment with a volume of 60 liters, which is primarily intended for transporting a charger. The main trunk has a capacity of 386 liters (1250 liters – with the rear seats folded). The car is driven by a 178 hp electric motor mounted on the rear axle. and 280 Nm.
Whether twin-engine four-wheel drive modifications will be offered for the model is not yet specified, although the platform itself allows such a configuration. Note that the above-mentioned electric motor receives power for its operation from the traction battery installed under the floor. The capacity of the latter is not advertised, but the power reserve is known – up to 510 km (according to the outdated NEDC cycle).
The start of sales of Chery eQ5 in China is scheduled for the end of August, the price varies from $ 29,000 to $ 36,000 (from 2.1 to 2.6 million rubles). The equipment of the model provides for a system of all-round visibility and adaptive cruise control, which receives the data necessary for operation from a camera installed under the glass and three radars. Plus, the car is equipped with an on-board 220-volt inverter, from which you can power both household appliances and a small house.