Spy Shots showing the upcoming Chery Tiggo 5 1.5T, a new variant of the Tiggo 5 SUV. It will be launched on the Chinese car market in early 2015. Many Chinese automakers are switching from big engines to small turbocharged power plants, responding to market demand for more power and less fuel consumption.
The Chery Tiggo 5 was launched on the Chinese car market in November 2013. Price starts at 93.900 yuan and ends at 150.900 yuan. Lone engine is a 2.0 four-cylinder petrol with 139hp and 182nm, mated to a 5-speed manual or a CVT.
The 1.5 turbo will have an output of 147hp and 210nm, and will be mated to a five-speed manual or a six-speed automatic. The 1.5T will be positioned above the current 2.0. Price will start around 120.000 yuan and ends around 170.000 yuan.
The 1.5T is somewhat of a surprise. During the development of the Tiggo 5 we heard of many different engines that were on their way to a place under the bonnet, including a 1.4 turbo with an unknown output and a 156hp 1.6 turbo, but these engines are apparently off the table, at least for now.