It has been silent for a while around Chery’s Arrizo line. But no more. The new Arrizo 8 is a pretty sedan based on a new platform and powered by new petrol engines. There are two kinds: a sporty version with a dot matrix grille (the blue car), and a luxury version with…
… a luxury version with a different grille and gold-colored trim. The headlights are nicely done with LED daytime running lights on top with the main headlights underneath. The light units are connected by a strip with the Chery badge in the middle.
The Arrizo 8 is a large car: 4780/1843/1469 and a wheelbase of 2790 millimeter.
The interior looks great with high quality materials and trim. Eye catcher is the dual 12.3-inch instrument panel. The infotainment system supports Apple CarPlay and Huawei Hicar. The 3-spoke steering wheel seems on the large side, with a flat bottom and a load of buttons. The Sony audio system has 8 speakers.
The graphics are super sharp with stacked icons and with the digital assistant on the left side.
The rear bench with enough space for three adults. Leg room especially seems very generous. A large sunroof is standard on every version.
Power comes from a 1.6 turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine, driving the front wheels. Output is 197 hp. Later on, Chery will add a 156 hp 1.5 turbo to the lineup.
The Arrizo 8 looks like a liftback but it really has a traditional sedan boot.
The rear with a black bar between the lights and an integrated spoiler in the boot lid. The exhaust pipe tips are fake on both versions. The real pipes are hidden under the bumper.
Chery has opened the order books for the Arrizo 8 with pre-sale prices starting at 105.900 yuan and ending at 128.900 yuan (15.680 – 19.080). Deliveries are set to start in September.