Chery Tiggo 8-based Jetour X70: the SUV is completely redrawn in the salonNovember 12, 2018
The creation of the Jetour sub-brand (from Chinese can be translated as a “winning trail”) was announced by Cheri at the beginning of this year. The X70 SUV became the first-born of the brand, it entered the market of the Middle Kingdom in the summer. The model is based on Chery Tiggo 8 (at the heart of both crosses is a platform with a rear multi-link). And now announced the sporty version of the Jetour crossover – this version has a prefix in its name in the form of the letter S.
Externally, the Jetour X70S SUV differs from the standard model with a grille (bitmap instead of horizontal stripes), discs of the original design and red painted brake calipers. Here, in fact, the whole “sport”. The dimensions of the new version are the same as those of a conventional SUV: the length is equal to 4720 mm, the wheelbase is 2745 mm (the Tiggo 8 has 4700 and 2710 mm, respectively).
If the X70S exterior hasn’t changed that much, then the interior is completely redrawn: the crossover has a different front panel and dashboard, a multimedia system with a soaring touchscreen (the X70 has a simple touchscreen integrated into the panel), another air conditioning control unit . According to preliminary data, as well as the usual X70, X70S will be offered with a five-, six-or seven-seater saloon.
The engine is also standard – both the X70 and X70S are equipped with a 1.5 “petrol turbo” with a power of 147 hp (factory index SQRE4T15B) with a maximum torque of 210 Nm. The usual SUV is available with a five-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic transmission. Most likely, the Jetour X70S will have the same boxes. Drive – only front. Note that the 1.5T engine is in the arsenal of Chery models (including the Tiggo 8), but the 8-АКП machines of the parent company are not allowed.
The Jetour X70S crossover should go on sale before the end of November 2018, the price has not yet been announced. The Jetour X70 SUV costs from 69,900 to 120,900 yuan. For comparison, the price of Chery Tiggo 8 lies in the range from 98,800 to 142,800 yuan.
Later, Jetour will bring three more crossovers (X60, X90 and X95) to the domestic market, and the V60, V70 and V90 minivans will also be included in the range. The exact timing of the appearance of these models from dealers is unknown. However, outside of China, the Jetour brand cars are not yet planned to be sold.
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