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Chery To Launch Five New Cars On New T1X Modular Platform

Published on August 12, 2016 by Tycho de Feijter

Chery To Launch Five New Cars On New T1X Modular Platform

Chery will base five new cars on their new T1X modular platform, which was developed with assistance from Jaguar Land Rovers, partner in the Chery-JLR joint venture. The T1X platform can support various body styles and engine configurations. The only fixed asset is the steering wheel-front axle ensemble. Everything else, including wheelbase and rear overhang, is variable.

It will be followed by a coupe version of the Tiggo 7, a larger seven-seat SUV (likely to be called Tiggo 9), a PHEV with a yet unknown body style, and a seven-seat MPV. All these cars will be launched before 2020. The new cars will mainly use turbocharged engines but Chery will retain the long serving naturally aspirated 2.0.

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