Chery Tiggo 5 1.5T – Motorshow Focus
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!
Turbo model responds to the increasing demand for lower emissions and better fuel consumption.
Chery had showcased the Chery Tiggo 1.5T at the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show. This car is the turbocharged version of the Tiggo 5 that is sold in the Chinese market since November 2013 and is the big brother to the Tiggo 3.
The Tiggo has a sleek looking exterior with angular elements and bulging wheel arches. The front gets projector headlamps with LED DRLs, split bumper grille and sharp foglamp housings enclosing tiny circular foglamps. The sides get lower body cladding, rub plates, 18-inch alloys wrapped in 225/60 section tires and chrome outline for the windows while the rear has a tailgate spoiler, dual exhausts and C-shaped LED tail lights.
The interior comes with features such as a 7-inch touchscreen for the infotainment system with navigation, leather seats, kelyess entry and reversing camera.
Powering the Chery Tiggo 5 1.5T is the TCI 1.5-liter DVVT turbo engine generating 152 hp and 205 Nm of torque. This unit is mated to a 7-step CVT automatic gearbox and is also offered with a 5-speed manual transmission. The fuel efficiency is claimed to be 13.88 km/l.