At the end of last year, the press service of Chery Automobiles Rus confirmed that the new Exeed LX crossover will appear on the Russian market at the beginning of the second quarter of 2022, and now the company has received a Vehicle Type Approval for this model. After that, all the characteristics of the model for our market became known.
Exeed LX is similar in size, equipment and other parameters to the extremely popular compact crossover Chery Tiggo 7 Pro, which was one of the best-selling Chinese cars in Russia last year. The dimensions of the car are 4533 x 1848 x 1690 mm with a wheelbase of 2650 mm. Ground clearance Exeed LX is 185 mm.
The novelty is equipped with the same motor as the Chery Tiggo 7 Pro. This is a 1.5-liter SQRE4T15C engine with a capacity of 147 hp, which is paired with a CVT. Recall that this engine also runs on 92-octane gasoline. The drive is forward. The front of the novelty has a traditional MacPherson-type suspension, and a multi-link rear. All wheels have disc brakes, two tire sizes are provided – 225/55 R19 and 225/60 R18.
In China, the car is also equipped with a 1.6-liter engine with 197 hp, but we will not have this version, probably to keep the price at an acceptable level. The digital instrument cluster and the screen of the multimedia and entertainment system are combined in one housing. The equipment will include keyless entry and remote engine start, a panoramic sunroof, cruise control, wireless charging for smartphones, climate control and a complete “winter package”.
According to new data, sales in Russia should begin between February and April.