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In China, sales of a new version of the Chery Tiggo 7 Plus crossover, a plug-in hybrid, have started. This Tiggo 7 Plus is more economical than conventional gasoline (average consumption is 5.95 liters per 100 km), can travel up to 80 km on pure electricity (in accordance with the WLTC methodology) and has a decent range of more than 1000 km.

As part of the power plant of the crossover, a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine, two electric motors and a DHT transmission that offers three modes of operation. Total output is 326hp, and that’s not just a sum: in some scenarios ICE helps drive the electric motors, so that for short periods all the power is sent to the wheels. However, the dynamics cannot be called exceptional – up to 100 km / h the crossover accelerates in 7 seconds.

The capacity of the traction battery is not named, but it should be noted that it is charged from 30 to 80% in just 25 minutes. Interestingly, despite the low battery capacity, the car allows you to share power – it can power various devices (or the whole house), while the output power is 3.3 kW.

The Chery Tiggo 7 Plus plug-in hybrid received two screens with a diagonal of 12.3 inches, the third screen is a projection screen. At the heart of the hardware platform that drives the various crossover systems is the Qualcomm SA8155P SoC. The crossover supports 18 driver assist technologies as part of the Level 2.5 Autopilot system. And here, for the first time for Chery cars, a 540° vision system.

In addition, the car is equipped with a Sony audio system with 8 speakers, mood lighting with 64 colors and 50W wireless charging for a mobile phone.

As for the price of the car, it fluctuates between $21,800 and $24,250.

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