Chery Alpha 5 concept – Motorshow Focus
Riza Rizvi, Hopelessly in love with everything on four wheels. Interested in cars since my formative years, with an unhealthy affinity for exotics and tuners. Fondness for the open road with high-octane machinery for company!
Is an evolution of the Chery Alpha concept.
The Chery Alpha 5 concept had made its debut at the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show. This concept previewed the Chery Arrizo 5 compact sedan that slots in between the Arrizo 3 and Arrizo 7.
The Alpha 5 is actually an evolution of the Chery Concept Alpha that made its debut at the 2014 Beijing Motor Show. The smooth body looks more production ready but still carries a lot of design inspiration from its predecessor. The concept has been developed by a team of design professionals headed by James Hope, Chief Designer, Chery Motors.
The interior of the Alpha 5 looks futuristic and well laid out. The cabin has a dual-tone theme of grey and white with the dashboard being dominated by the huge touchscreen at the center, that controls most of the in-car functions. The production version is likely to reduce the screen size whereas the three-spoke steering wheel and leather-upholstered seats are expected to be carried over as they are.
The Chery Arrizo 5 was launched in the Chinese market at the Guangzhou Auto Show last month, with deliveries commencing in early 2016. It is powered by a 1.5-liter engine producing 116 hp and 148 Nm of peak torque coupled to a 5-speed manual or a CVT gearbox. This engine will also be joined later by 1.2-liter turbo and 1.5-liter turbo generating 132 hp / 212 Nm and 145 hp / 220 Nm respectively.