According to CarNewsChina, Chery Fulwin T9, the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) version of the mid-size SUV Chery Tiggo 9, was recently announced by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China (MIIT) on February 5. The name Fulwin or Fengyun in Chinese was first used by Chery for its first car, a sedan sold in 1999. Chery stopped using this name in 2016 but has now revived it for the PHEV versions of its Chery models. The T9 will be smaller than the T6 and will be available on April 30 with a price range of 150,000 – 170,000 Chinese yuan (20,900 – 23,700 USD), equivalent to 509 – 577 million Vietnamese dong.
More detailed information about the T9 has been revealed by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) today, including images and technical specifications. The car will come in 5-seat and 7-seat versions, and the two versions will have some differences. The length and width of both are the same at 4,795 and 1,930, respectively, but the height is 1,738 for the 5-seat car and 1,741 mm for the 7-seat car – making it shorter and taller than the Tiggo 9 (with a wheelbase of 2,770 mm). Similarly, the weight of the car varies with 1,898 kg for the 5-seat car, lower than the 1,953 kg for the 7-seat car.
The car will have both 19-inch and 20-inch wheels. The power comes from Chery’s high-performance C-DM hybrid system, which includes a 1,499 cc SQRH4J15 engine and a permanent magnet synchronous motor, combined with a 1DHT transmission. The 1.5T engine produces 115 kW and 220 Nm of torque, while the motor generates 150 kW/310 Nm of torque.
The battery energy comes from a three-dimensional lithium battery produced by Hefei Guoxuan High-Tech Energy Technology Company. The 19.4 kWh unit helps the T9 achieve a fully electric range of 100 km according to China’s CLTC cycle, while the fuel consumption is 5.2 l/100 km.
In recent years, as the car market in China has surpassed the United States to become the world’s largest consumer of cars, BYD has become the most popular domestic car brand and has begun exporting overseas. However, for the past two decades, Chery has been known internationally as the largest exporter of cars from China with two brands, Chery for passenger cars and Karry for commercial vehicles.
According to CNC