Chinese automaker Chery is working on a plan to enter the European market with a range of electrified vehicles.
Recently speaking with Autocar, Chery chief executive Anning Chen said every model the brand brings to Europe will be electrified and “either micro-hybrid, hybrid or plug-in hybrid,” he said. Additionally, Chen confirmed there will be BEV (battery electric vehicles) in the company’s range.
The first Chery to land on European soil in 2019 or 2020 will be the TX, sold under a new brand dubbed Exeed. The vehicle is a large SUV with five seats and was shown off at the Frankfurt Motor Show last month in plug-in hybrid guise. This version utilizes a battery that’s approximately 12 kWh in capacity which allows for an all-electric range of approximately 43 miles.
When sales of the Exeed TX commence, the SUV will be available with either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch.
It remains to be seen what other vehicles Chery intends on selling in Europe.