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Frankfurt 2017 Preview: Chery teases all-new compact SUV

Frankfurt 2017 Preview: Chery teases all-new compact SUV image

Eric Tipan / Chery | August 17, 2017 09:50

Chery to kick off aggressive European campaign with all-new compact SUV

Chery Automobile Co., Ltd. seeks to intensify its position as China’s leading vehicle exporter by concentrating its effort in increasing sales in the European market with the launch of an all-new compact SUV using an all-new high quality platform.

Based on the teaser photos, the vehicle looks to be hefty unit with highly pronounced front and rear fenders that emphasize its strong lines. The more modern interpretation of the grille is flanked by what seems like LED headlamps wrapped with daytime running lamps and the interior previews a standing infotainment monitor with compact climate control dials at the bottom.

This compact SUV, which will be revealed in pre-production form at the Frankfurt Motor Show on September 12, will be the first of several passenger vehicles Chery plans to launch in Europe within the next few years.

Part of a long term strategy by the Chinese automaker, a fresh international design along with engineering centers will be put up dedicated to new products and nameplates to serve the European market.

A closer view at Chery's all-new crossover

The upcoming Chery products will focus on alternative-energy powertrains, distinguished design, state-of-the-art connectivity, outstanding design and establishing a connection with its customers on an emotional level.

“In just a few years we intend to start selling a family of vehicles in European markets across multiple segments, with power supplied by a range of electrified powertrains. Our brand will target open-minded, younger customers in particular, with a product rollout strategy that focuses on quality, low- and zero-emissions powertrains, and emotional engagement with customers. All Chery vehicles sold in Europe will feature class-leading connectivity, be fun to drive, offer flexible and spacious interiors and will provide comprehensive personalisation, all of which are aligned with our high standards of product quality and aftersales support,” said Dr. Anning Chen, CEO of Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.